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New News is a literary and performance series for new work or older work in a new context.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

More information on those who presented at New News #1

Martin Rock

Martin Rock's poems appear or are forthcoming in Diagram, Tueseday:  an Art Project, Mississippi Review Online, and a number of other journals.  His collaborative chapbook, Fish, You Bird was published this year by Pilot Books and will be available at www.pilotpoetry.com.  He is Editor in Chief at Washington Square and has received both the Starworks Fellowship and the St. Mary's Fellowship from New York University where he is finishing his MFA.  In his free time he translates Japanese poetry, breathes underwater, and plays on mountains.

Ben Mirov

Ben Mirov has writing in, or forthcoming from:   W.A.C., The Agriculture Reader, Lungfull!, Verse Daily, Maggy, Juked and La Fovea.  He is the author of the chapbooks Collected Ghost (H_NGM_N, 2009), I is to Vorticism [New Michigan Press, 2010] and Ghost Machine (forthcoming from Caketrain Press, 2010).  He is a general editor of pax americana.  He is also poetry editor of LIT Magazine.  Sometimes, he blogs at isaghost.blogspot.com

Brigid Ochshorn 

Brigid Oschorn goes by the alias of Ant Parade on musical occasions and helps to promote and support Tampa based artists by combining the forces of radio hub WMNF 88.5 FM and Cafe Hey in downtown Tampa in a monthly music series.  She is also a writer of poetry, comedy, non-fiction and other tales.  You can find more information about her at The Mound of Sound.

Shane Hinton  

Shane Hinton is a writer.  You can find out more about him and his work at firstwallrebate.com and non-playercharacter.com

Mez Breeze 

"Mez does for code poetry as jodi and Vuk Cosic have done for ASCII Art:  Turning a great, but naively executed concept into something brilliant, paving the ground for a whole generation of digital artists." (Florian Cramer).  The impact of her unique code/net.wurks [constructed by her pioneering net.language "mezangelle"] has been equated with the work of Shakespeare, James Joyce, Emily Dickinson and Larry Wall.  Mez has exhibited extensively since the early 90s [eg Wollongong World Women Online 1995, ISEA Chicago + ARS Electronica 1997, The Metropolitan Museum Tokyo 1999, SIGGRAPH 1999 & 2000, _Under_Score_@ The Brooklyn Academy of Music 2001, +playengines+ Melbourne Australia 2003, p0es1s Berlin 2004, Dissention Convention @ Postmaster Gallery New York 2004, Arte Nuevo InteractivA Mexico 2005, Radical Software @ Turin Italy 2006, DIWO @ the HTTP Gallery London 2007, New Media Scotland 2008, the Laguna Art Museum California + Alternator Gallery Canada 2009, & Federation Square Melbourne + Arnolfini Gallery Bristol 2010].  Her awards include the 2001 VIF Prize [Germany], the JavaMuseum Artist Of The Year 2001 [Germany], 2002 Newcastle New Media Poetry Prize [Australia], winner of the 2006 Site Specific Index Page Competition [Italy] + award the 2007 "Deep Structure:  Deep Play" Neutral Ground/Soil Digital Media Commission [Canada]Mez is also the Executive Editor of the "   Augmentology 1[L]0[L]1   " project, a Synthetic Ecology Strategist, Reality Engineer and Game Theorist who practices _Poetic Game Interventions_ [the creative manipulation of MMO parameters in order to disrupt or comment on various aspects of augmented states].  

Skeleton Warrior

Skeleton Warrior is a sound collective that creates sonic experiments.

Christen Petitt

Christen Petitt has worked as an actor, director, AD, stage manager, ASM, and costumer in the Shimberg Playhouse since 1995.  She is also the Group Services Manager of the Straz Center, serves on the Board of Directors of the Jobsite Theater, and chairs the annual Jobsite Fundraiser.  She directed The House of Yes, and wrote and directed Suck You Bye, as part of the Jobsite Theater's Job-side Project Series.  She is currently writing a full length comedy (at least she thinks it's hilarious).  Christen has also designed costumes for the Gorilla Theater production of Bug, and the Jobsite Theater's This is How it Goes and Bondage.  She also created some lovely fake organs and gallons of blood for Gorilla's Rag and Bone.  She has previously appeared in such TBPAC productions as The History of the Devil, Lysistrata, Maxwell:  A New Rock Musical, The Tibetan Book of the Dead, The Serpent, 15 Minute Hamlet, A Dream Play, The Rocky Horror Show, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, and Night of the Living Dead.  Christen's work pushes against the boundaries of the obscene in efforts to unearth an (un)common humanity among us all.  Chapel Perilous is Christen's first full-length play.  

Autumn Widdoes with Zachary Granger Moldof (sonic composition) and Jim! Ball (video)

Autumn Widdoes is a writer and hybrid-theater/performance artist whose work explores the intersection between written/spoken language and movement/dance.  Autumn wrote Echoes {1928/2005} Through, a performance piece that explores eternal recurrence,collective and personal memory and two interconnected events in time and which was staged at Dixon Place (NYC) and was also a finalist for the Lark Playwrights' Week 2009.  She has developed other work through The Field's FAR Space Residency Grant and has shown or performed in work at Dixon Place, the Brick Theater, Bowery Poetry Club, Galapagos, AUNTS is Dance, Inbred-Hybrid Collective, WAXworks @ Triskelion Arts Center, the 2009 Movement Research Festival (with AUNTS), the &Now Festival of Innovative Art & Literature (Buffalo, NY), The Poetry Cafe of the Poetry Society (London, UK) and Subterranean Arthouse (San Francisco, CA).  She has an MA in Performance Studies from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.

Zachary Granger Moldof

Zachary Granger Moldof is a composer/performer from Weston, Florida.  His approach blends stylings from many musical disciplines most notably those of John Cage, Brian Eno, Can, Hindustani Classical, Anticon, Hip Hop, Phonography, anything peculiar, and The American Minimalists.  His works employ the qualities of sound through many iterations:  temporally meter action-based compositions, freestyle rap battles, collaged field recordings, Kraturock inspired instrumental works, et al.  He is concerned foremost with sounds themselves, and seeks to create opportunies for an audience to experience a wide range of sounds that is never intrusive and always conducive to the realizations possible  through listening.  He has an MA in Performance Studies from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.

Jim! Ball

Jim! Ball has been working in theater and film in New York City for ten years.  He is currently pursuing a PhD. in Performance Studies from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.

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