Novum: A Compendium of Theories, Ideas, & Explorations For the Curious and the Creative
7pm Saturday 10/22/11
Avenue 50 Studio
131 N. Avenue 50
Highland Park, LA, CA
Gather around our bonfire, for an eerie evening of spectral divinations, gothic creations, bizarre sounds & fantastic talks. See apparitions, feel that chill in your bone, and sit around for ghostly stories, music, performances & talks.
Bring your own story, haunted object, or Halloween-themed snack to share.
DANIEL CORRAL has composed for avant-garde puppetry, chamber ensembles, an orchestra riding a Ferris wheel, accordion orchestra, music boxes, player piano, film, dance, theater, and much more. He is also the primary composer/arranger for Timur & the Dime Museum. Daniel received his MFA from Calarts in 2007. For more info visit www.spinalfrog.com
Daniel will play some of his solo accordion pieces.
COLIN DICKEY is the author of Cranioklepty: Grave Robbing and the Search for Genius, and Afterlives of the Saints: Stories from the Ends of Faith (forthcoming). His work has appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Cabinet, and some other places.
Colin will read from his upcoming book, a gathering of separate (but woven) lyrical essays that move through Renaissance anatomy and the Sistine Chapel, Borges’ Library of Babel, the history of spontaneous human combustion, the dangers of masturbation, the pleasures of castration, and so forth.
KATE DURBIN is a Los Angeles-based writer and artist. Her books include The Ravenous Audience, The Fashion Issue, E! Entertainment, and ABRA (with Amaranth Borsuk). She is founding editor of the online journal Gaga Stigmata, which will be published as a book next year.
Kate will do a performance from the forthcoming Insert/Blanc Press release, a conceptual writing book called E! Entertainment. The performance will be called I Heart Reality TV.
SARA FINNERTY loves writing, rain, hiking in LA, walking in NYC, chopping vegetables, teaching, curly hair, big beds and every place she has ever been. She believes in magic.
Sara will be reading about and sharing ephemera from her grandmother’s house, which is haunted by ghosts recent and the past.
ANGELA FROCILLO graduated from the California Institute of the Arts in 2007 with an MFA in Critical Studies. She currently lives in Silverlake and spends her days practicing yoga, painting with beeswax and studying philosophy.
Angela will be reading a piece about the legend of the wendigo.
JAMES HAGER charts the effects of pain on the human spirit, chases the ghosts of Houdini and other restless souls, and prepares for the zombie apocalypse.
Come see him fresh back from a remote desert location where he learns to master the element of fire and other aboriginal survival skills.
Bring your own story or haunted object to share around the bonfire, featuring special guest JEN KARMIN with collaborator DAVID EMANUEL.