Poems is a collection of never before published poetry by choreographer and filmmaker Yvonne Rainer. Full of wit and candor, Poems offers a window into the life and mind of one of America’s greatest living artists. A selection of images curated by Rainer accompanies the writing as well as an introduction by poet and critic Tim Griffin.
The Apple enhanced e-book includes audio of Rainer reading five of the poems, an interview conducted by artist Paul Chan with Rainer about her process as an artist and poet, and a video excerpt of Trio A (1966), the legendary dance piece choreographed and performed by Rainer.
Related events with Yvonne Rainer
Reading at The Kitchen
October 18, 7pm, FREE
Yvonne Rainer reads from her new volume of poems. A conversation follows with Kitchen Executive Director and Chief Curator Tim Griffin. For more information on The Kitchen Programming, visit www.thekitchen.org.
Dia Dance Works
Three weekends in October
Over the course of three weekends in October, 2011, and February and May, 2012, Dia Art Foundation will present a series of Yvonne Rainer’s dance works at Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries. Dia’s retrospective, entitled Yvonne Rainer, will celebrate the depth of Rainer’s contributions to dance and will feature early works of choreography from the 1960s-including both iconic and lesser-known pieces-as well as three compositions created within the last twelve years. For tickets and more information, visit www.diaart.org/rainer.
About Yvonne Rainer
Yvonne Rainer was born in San Francisco in 1934. She trained as a modern dancer in New York and began to choreograph her own work in l960. She was one of the founders of the Judson Dance Theater in l962, a movement that proved to be a vital force in modern art and dance in the following decades. Since 1972, Rainer has completed seven feature-length films, beginning with Lives of Performers (1972) and more recently The Man Who Envied Women (1985), Privilege (1990), and MURDER and murder (1996). A memoir, Feelings are Facts: a Life, was published by MIT Press in 2006.
About Badlands Unlimited
Founded in 2010 by artist Paul Chan, Badlands Unlimited publishes e-books (for the Apple iPad, Amazon Kindle, and other e-readers), limited edition paper books, and artist works in digital and print forms.
Historical distinctions between books, files, and artworks are dissolving rapidly. Badlands publishes and produces new works by artists and writers that embody the spirit of this emerging dissolution. We make books in an expanded field.