SEAN NEGUS | “Archival Constellates: Towards a Visual Poetics of the Archive”

28 Julho 2022 16h00

Zaratan AIR | Open Studio
SEAN NEGUS | “Archival Constellates: Towards a Visual Poetics of the Archive”

OPEN STUDIO | 28-29-30 July 2022, Thu-Sun, 16:00-20:00
PERFORMANCE | 28 July 2022, 18:00
INSTALLATION | 30 July2022, 17:00
ENTRY | Free

We are thrilled to present “Archival Constellates: Towards a Visual Poetics of the Archive” by Sean Negus, artist-in-residency at Zaratan.
This ongoing work draws from the archive as source and explores poetic technologies in visual and verbal forms. Through various visual interventions, each work constructs a poetic constellation of meaning by transcending its origins to arrive at new formal syntheses. In experimenting with the resonances between their contextual signatures, archival objects are reconstituted in relation to other temporal realities. A multimedia performance will complement the open studio to animate and augment the visual poetries of the archive.
The event also features an audiovisual instlattion that explores the dimensionalities of archival poetics and sound. 
Titled “Archive Seance” this piece is the result of a collaboration between Dinis Lapa and Sean Negus 

BIOS: Sean Negus is an artist who works in the expanded field of poetics. In addition to a book of poems published bilingually in Portuguese and English, Hurricane Music | Furacão Música, they have also published an artist book in limited edition, Congeries. Transmedia projects of theirs have explored forms of visuality, performativity, collaboration and modes of digital writing. As a translator and editor of contemporary Brazilian and Portuguese poetry they have edited, Saccades as well DUSIE. Professor in Writing & Literature and also Critical Studies at both California College of the Arts and Santa Clara University, their current work inquiring into archival poetics has been recently exhibited in publications by the Goethe-Institut and Tasaworat Collective. 
SUPPORT | República Portuguesa – Cultura / Direção-Geral das Artes