Tonight at The Bridge: Word, Sound & Vision

January 16th, 2015 · No Comments · By

Bridge Reading Series: Thomas Pierce & Ansel Elkins, 7pm
Screensavers 002: A Night of Experimental Audio Visual Performances, 8:15pm

A literary reading may not seem like a good idea. Someone gets up in front of a roomful of people and reads aloud what they have written — why? What kind of sense does that make? Why not just stay home and read a book in bed or by fire or hammock-strung like a civilized human being? But in my experience readings are often surprisingly enjoyable. There is a real gratification that comes from bringing literature into a communal experience, and there is often also cheese. The Bridge series does this quite well. They pair a prose writer with a poet for variety, and they keep it short to stay within the limits of satiety. Tonight’s authors look very promising, and you should check out Sarah Lawson’s write-up on them.

Immediately after that it is Screensavers. From The Bridge website:

January 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Screensavers 002: A Night of Experimental Audio Visual Performances

Screensavers, a semi annual audio visual performance series, brings together emerging and established artists including musicians, filmmakers and poets for a night of unexpected collaborations. 

Blood Moon (brand new UVA Music improviational super group featuring Ryan Maguire, Kevin Davis, Rachel Trapp and Matthew Burtner)

Michelle Seippel (live cinema performance)

Bernard Hankins (spoken word) + Reid Hildebrand (video)


A new short film by Greg Nachmanovitch

The Bridge PAI
8:00 PM (directly following the Jan. Bridge Reading series)

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