Attention Lab: Order of the Third Bird
August 6 – 12
1-week session, $1000.
D. Graham Burnett, Jeff Dolven, Sal Randolph, David Richardson, Leonard Nalencz and many other indiscreet associates of The Order of the Third Bird will continue their investigations into experimental protocols of Practical Aesthesis and methods of Sustained Attention. The Attention Lab is part guerrilla seminar and part meditative and kinetic practicum. A discipline of the senses is pursued. Beginning with available traditions and protocols of the Order, the group’s aim will be to develop and test new experimental practices of attention.
D. Graham Burnett functions as a loose New-York-based collective. Members have included Yara Flores, Eigil zu Tage-Ravn, Frumento Combusti, Dusty Keelson-Maar, and Molly Gottstauk. Participants have taught at Princeton, Yale, and Columbia Universities, and authored several books, including Descartes and the Hyperbolic Quest (2005), and The Sounding of the Whale (2012). Affiliated personae recently showed work at the Ljubljana Biennial (2015) and Asad Raza's "Home Show" (2016). More at dgrahamburnett.net
Jeff Dolven teaches poetry and poetics, especially of the English Renaissance, at Princeton University. He is the author of two books of criticism, Scenes of Instruction (Chicago 2007) and Senses of Style (Chicago 2017), and essays on a variety of subjects, including Renaissance metrics, Edmund Spenser, Shakespeare’s reading, Fairfield Porter, and player pianos. His poems have appeared in magazines and journals in the US and the UK and are collected in a volume, Speculative Music (Sarabande 2013). He is also an editor-at-large at Cabinet magazine.
Jac Mullen is a writer and editor. He was editor and founder of the American Reader. He is currently at work on a book of stories.
Leonard Nalencz has taught courses in literature and non-fiction writing at the Catholic University of Quito, Ecuador; Vassar College; Indiana University at Bloomington; St Peter's University; Yale University; and the College of Mount Saint Vincent. His current projects include a work of long-form narrative prose and the development of new protocols of sustained attention to digital images.
Sal Randolph is an artist who lives in Brooklyn and works between language and action. Her projects have been seen recently at Cooper Union, Denny Gallery, Wave Pool, the Museum of Jurassic Technology, the Asian Arts Theater, Le Centre Culturel de Cerisy, and at the Akademie der Kunst. She is the co-founder of dispersed holdings, an artist-run listening and publication space located until recently in the former apartment of the artist Eva Hesse on the Bowery in New York. New language work is in Otoliths, Pith, Queen Mob's Teahouse, La Vague, Sound American, and the anthology Dream Closet. Her essays have appeared in The Rumpus, Queen Mob's Teahouse, The American Reader, and Cabinet. She is also writing an artist's novel on Twitter: & Drift @driftictation.Richardsonisco-founder of dispersed holdings, an artist-run listening and publication space. He has worked at Cabinet magazine and MoMA. He writes and plays music in New York City. More info at dispersedholdings.net
David Richardson is co-founder of dispersed holdings, an artist-run listening and publication space. He has worked at Cabinet magazine and MoMA. He writes and plays music in New York City. More info at dispersedholdings.net
Caitlin Sweeney is currently the senior research associate for the Wildenstein Plattner Institute. Previously, she was a member of the small team that researched and produced the Jasper Johns Catalogue Raisonné Of Painting and Sculpture.