an editorial project from mexico city
is pleased to host an evening of readings and performances
Luna Montenegro & Adrian Fisher
Rocío Cerón & Abraham Chavelas
Christopher Rey Pérez
George Lee Moore
diSONARE is pleased to host an evening of readings and performances at Berl’s Poetry Shop in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Framed by Poetry Month, diSONARE put together a gathering of Mexican and international poets and performers from current and past issues. Since its begginings in 2013, diSONARE sought to create an editorial platform for voices who are diverse, and where a dialogue between the intellectual and the spontaneous connects a community of poets, translators, theorists and writers from Mexico and abroad.
+ Alice Attie is a poet and a visual artist living in New York City. Her artwork often explores the merging of the intellectual and the aesthetic. Attie’s two recent books of poems, entitled These Figures Lining the Hills and Under the Aleppo Sun are published by Seagull Books / University of Chicago Press. Attie’s photographs and drawings are in many collections worldwide. She’ll be reading from her recent poetry book, Under the Aleppo Sun. The work was inspired by Attie's visit to Aleppo Syria, in March or 2011 as the war was just beginning to take hold. Alice Attie's four grandparents were born and raised in Aleppo.
+ Adrian Fisher & Luna Montenegro are artists, poets and film makers based in London. They research ideas of locality, ritual, and the visceral. They work between the poetic and the politic. www.mmmmm.org.uk. At Berls Poetry Shop they will perform ‘NOT AGAIN / everything in the universe is more circular than square,’ seven poems using voice, sound, physical actions and objects to reflect on illusion.
+ Rocío Cerón is a poet and performer based in Mexico City. Her poetic performances have been showed at Cervantes Institute of Berlin, London and Stockholm; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Southbank Centre, London, amongst many others. She won the 2015 Best Translated Book Award for Poetry with her book Diorama (Phoneme Media), translated by Anna Rosenwong. She’s part of the National System of Art Creators of México (SNCA). Her work can be seen/heard and read in rocioceron.com. She will perform Knotten Vortex, translated by Tanya Huntington, in collaboration with the Mexican sound artist Abraham Chavelas.
+Ricardo Nicolayevsky is an experimental filmmaker, writer, and composer. His film and video work, a hybrid between experimental and documentary, include a large series of moving portraits, generally of artists from different generations and different cities. At Berls Poetry Shop, he’ll be reading from Mamotreto, a work of “contemporary visual poetry”, dedicated to the women of his family (grandmothers, mother and sister).
+ Christopher Rey Pérez is a poet working from within a matrix of opaque folklore, violence, and language. He's the author of gauguin's notebook. He'll be reading from An Economy of Circulated Figures, a project on Mexico City's Tepito.
+ George Lee Moore plays music, writes, and teaches in New York. He studied philosophy under Hans Gadamer and Jacques Taminiaux and received his doctorate from Boston College. He’ll be reading from On Wisdom, a philosophic prose poem reflecting human experience as life-affirmation.
+Lucía Hinojosa is an artist and writer. She’ll be reading from llamado / acción fértil, a performance-poem that explores the micro-geographic memory of a natural pond in Mexico City.
+ Nick Herman is an artist and writer living in Los Angeles. He’ll be performing a sound poem.
+ Jarrett Earnest is an artist and writer living in New York. He will be reading a story about the evolution of a young painter who happened to be born a woman.