Yardmeter VII: Saturday, March 6, 7 p.m.

Yardmeter VII Hosts Trickhouse.org vol. 8

Trickhouse is an on-line quarterly curatorial project and national event series. Our Mission is to serve as an environment for visual art, writing, sound, video, interviews, essays, and experiments. We are interested in the generative nature of collaboration and cross-pollination.

Trickhouse vol. 8
and Yardmeter VII present:
A multimedia arts event
Saturday, March 6th, 7 p.m.

A one-night-only screening of a video mash-up of Trickhouse vol. 8 contributors:
- Visual art by Karni Dorell,
Chuck Kelton, Dana Matthews,
and Leslie Sheryll
- Video readings by Julia Cohen,
Craig Foltz, David McLendon,
and Mathias Svalina
- Sound and video composition + compilation
by Eric Jordan

- Musical invention demonstration by Richard Upchurch
- Visual art installation
- Artist Book by Jen Bervin
- Musical performance
by Anna Perkins

About Our Presenters:

Julia Cohen has 10 chapbooks out or forthcoming, most recently For the H in Ghost, from Brave Men Press. Her first full-length book, Triggermoon Triggermoon, releases in 2010 from Black Lawrence Press. She is the poetry editor of Saltgrass and the assistant editor of the Denver Quarterly.

David McLendon is the founder and editor of Unsaid. He is a Fellow of the Edward F. Albee Foundation. Recent work has appeared in Sleepingfish and at Everyday Genius and The Collagist. He divides his time between Ann Arbor and Brooklyn.

Mathias Svalina is a co-editor of Octopus Magazine & Octopus Books. His first book, Destruction Myth, was recently published by the CSU Poetry Center.

Karni Dorell is a visual artist/photographer. Most recently Dorell has been creating artwork for outdoor and video installations. Dorell has exhibited in the US, Columbia, Israel, and the Netherlands. She is working primarily on two exhibits for the fall of 2010 – a public installation in Amsterdam and a photo installation for FiveMyles Gallery in Brooklyn. Dorell holds duel citizenship with Israel and the US. She lives and works out of her studio in Red Hook Brooklyn.

Craig Foltz is a writer and multi-media artist whose work has appeared in numerous journals including, most recently Chicago Review, Octopus Magazine, and Ninth Letter. He has a book of poetry on Ugly Duckling Presse. As for these two diagrams? No wonder they look so familiar.

Alabama-born, Brooklyn-based artist Dana Matthews’ work includes toned, hand-tinted or b/w silver gelatin portfolios of female nudes, mystical landscapes, an extensive study of baptismal fonts in the rural South, color portraits of hip young Catskill farm workers and many more fine art prints. Most recently, she has created a small body of paintings on metal called "Fortuity Series" which are currently being shown at Urban Zen in NYC. The depth of these various bodies of work reflect the sensibility of a mature and dedicated artist not only to the medium of pure silver photography but to continuing the act of seeing as a way of life.

Poet and visual artist Jen Bervin is the author of The Desert (Granary Books), Nets (Ugly Duckling Presse), A Non- Breaking Space (UDP), The Red Box, and Under What Is Not Under. She has received fellowships in art and writing from The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, The New York Foundation for the Arts, Centrum, The MacDowell Colony, and The Camargo Foundation in France. Her work has been shown at The Walker Art Center and her artist books reside in over thirty special collections including The J. Paul Getty Museum, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, and the Bienecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale. She lives and works in Brooklyn and Seattle.

Eric Jordan is a musician and sound composer living in Portland, Ore. Public-space realizations range from traditional music combos to multi-channel random access experiments.

Richard Upchurch is a native Mississippian composer, producer and musician who spent nine years touring with the Emma Gibbs Band. He has written music for feature films including the award winning documentary Rough South of Larry Brown, and composed for theater productions at Lincoln Center Institute, 78th Street Theater Lab, and Fordham University. Richard's interest in expanding how we experience and control sound has led to his developing prototypes intended to reinforce musical instruments as collaborative, sociable objects to be experienced in community. He is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Music Technology at New York University.

Chuck Kelton is a multi-media artist and founder of Kelton Labs wherein he is printer and confidante to the 20th century masters of photography. He is a professor at the International Center for Photography and Woodstock Center for Photography. Kelton's work has been shown In New York, Rhode Island, and China.

Leslie Sheryll is a graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute. She has exhibited photography and sculpture installation at the Hoxie Gallery, Jersey City Museum, Chi Contemporary Fine Art, and was the first place winner of the 2009 juried show at Viridian Gallery in NYC.

Anna Perkins is from Tupelo, Mississippi. She moved to Brooklyn this past May to pursue art and music. Writing primarily sad songs about birds, fish, and various mammals, her tunes are emotive and stem from constructed fables as well as personal experience. When she grows up she wants to chase tornadoes and fly around the world. You can listen to her music here.