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Pauline Gloss: Lullabies for the Psychotic and Other Recent Work

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Pauline Gloss: Lullabies for the Psychotic and Other Recent Work
April 26, 2018 7:00 PM
April 26, 2018 9:30 PM
$10 suggested donation to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.
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April 10, 2018
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
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Literary sound-artist Pauline Gloss will present an evening of new and recent work in the text-sound / sound-poetry tradition. She will present her new cycle for solo voice, “Lullabies for the Psychotic” and screen her record (with accompanying video from Nicolas Bermeo) “Greetings from Here: Audio Postcards in Transition,” from 2016.
Pauline’s current body of work is concerned with how the smallest bits of language— in both their sonic and meaning-making dimensions— can, through repetition, variation, and syntactical rewiring, create temporary sonic and semantic meaning-making structures.
Her work investigates and foregrounds the physicality of language by rendering it architecturally. She makes of its discreet bits semantic and sonic building-blocks whose stability is always already in question.

With the character and reach of this tool set, she attempts to form a language in which the boundaries and traditional formations of selfhood are plied, questioned, and reformed.
Pauline Gloss is a writer and literary sound-artist based in Los Angeles. Her language-sound work attempts to dramatize and expand language in its timbral, rhythmic, textural, and meaning-making dimensions.
She runs Spoken Records, a label specializing in the release of work in the Text-Sound tradition. She has been written about favorably in art and music publications and has performed or had work shown in Los Angeles, London, and New York at institutions including MoCA Geffen, Cal Arts, Human Resources (LA), Resonance FM (London), Poetic Research Bureau, The Lambda Literary Festival, Automata, Betalevel, and others.