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Stephanie Young, CPT San Francisco Contact Zone Coordinator

Stephanie Young, CPT San Francisco Contact Zone Coordinator

Oakland, California 

Stephanie after coordinating "Spine" and "Pig Angels of the Americlypse" at CCA in the Winter of 2007 (photo by Stephanie Young)


Maxwell Heller Contact Zone Coordinator notes for "Cordoned"

Maxwell Heller Contact Zone Coordinator notes for "Cordoned"

Chelsea, NYC 

by MH


Cordoned "the combos... / what are they?" (Bowery Poetry Club)

Cordoned "the combos... / what are they?" (Bowery Poetry Club)

NYC 

Brian King, Sophie Gordon, Teela Royset, Sally Zebrick; Contact Zone Coordinator Maxwell Heller (photo by Claire Sammons)


Pig Angels of the Americlypse "that can't be the whole of it folks, common!" (Bowery Poetry Club)

Pig Angels of the Americlypse "that can't be the whole of it folks, common!" (Bowery Poetry Club)

NYC 

Camila Martin, Claire Hanson, Sophie Gordon, Sally Zebrick (photo by Claire Sammons)


Cordoned "I grab what I grab cause I grip" (Bowery Poetry Club)

Cordoned "I grab what I grab cause I grip" (Bowery Poetry Club)

NYC 

Brian King, Teela Royset, Sophie Gordon, Sally Zebrick (photo by Claire Sammons)

"...players are asked to develop movements during performance. they are nietschze-ishly free of past promises, free of past interpretations, past selves. movements are responses to others within the Zone-As-Now, rather than remembered movements or movements in some 'ideal' zone..." -- Maxwell Heller


Cordoned "powered mistakes! powered follies! powered shows of... / "feeling"" (Bowery Poetry Club)

Cordoned "powered mistakes! powered follies! powered shows of... / "feeling"" (Bowery Poetry Club)

NYC 

Brian King, Teela Royset, Sally Zebrick, Sophie Gordon (photo by Claire Sammons)

"...entities watch entities. no interpersonal identification / empathy, just passive object-watching...this gaze guides the audience's gaze. it also sharpens our sense that "we're all spectators" especially the performers (thanks Bertolt)..." -- Maxwell Heller


Spine "the light! / coming down! / a water fall! // I can *see* my hands!"

Spine "the light! / coming down! / a water fall! // I can *see* my hands!"

Olympia, WA 

Rodrigo Toscano (photo by Lorraine Graham)


[A inspects B, clears the debris from B’s body, drags B below the table]

[A inspects B, clears the debris from B’s body, drags B below the table]

Olympia, WA 

Rodrigo Toscano & Tom Orange (photo by Lorraine Graham)


[B, “after a long day of labor”; sits, picks up fork, then knife, and contemptuously tosses them]

[B, “after a long day of labor”; sits, picks up fork, then knife, and contemptuously tosses them]

Olympia, WA 

Rodrigo Toscano & Tom Orange (photo by Lorraine Graham)


Spine

Spine

Olympia, WA 

RT & Tom Orange (photo by Lorraine Graham).

"The CPT is reminiscent of Commedia Dell’Arte in its traveling, portable, rapid-set up qualities." -Rodrigo Toscano


[B, stilled, glares back, walks in the direction of A, then suddenly stops midway, spies a “fruit”]

[B, stilled, glares back, walks in the direction of A, then suddenly stops midway, spies a “fruit”]

Olympia, WA 

Rodrigo Toscano & Tom Orange (photo by Lorraine Graham)


Spine

Spine

Olympia, WA 

RT and Tom Orange (photo by Lorraine Graham)

"Each locale (with its resident poets, life-experienced non-actors) brings an entirely new set possibilities" -Rodrigo Toscano


Spine "compact, compatible, integratable, portable, versatile, streamlined design, user friendly"

Spine "compact, compatible, integratable, portable, versatile, streamlined design, user friendly"

Olympia, WA 

Rodrigo Toscano & Tom Orange (photo by Lorraine Graham)


Spine

Spine

Olympia, WA 

Rodrigo Toscano & Jason Conger (photo by Lorraine Graham).

"The transition from one form of self-to-group-ratio to another, a momentary vacuum of un-“theorizable” causality (rendered bodily as opposed to “found” (and redirected) temporally), avails new tension-and-release points in the Inner Group’s potential to recombine." - Rodrigo Toscano


Spine "I'm a sap for anything that's been, a sieve for anyone for anything" (CCLC)

Spine "I'm a sap for anything that's been, a sieve for anyone for anything" (CCLC)

Olympia, WA 

Tom Orange (photo by Lorraine Graham)


[A snatches the cash from C’s hand, stuffs it into pocket and quickly props C’s hands on the pillar]

[A snatches the cash from C’s hand, stuffs it into pocket and quickly props C’s hands on the pillar]

Olympia, WA 

Jason Conger & RT (photo by Lorraine Graham)

"The CPT intends to stand up to the local Society for Human Resource Management, and spits on all poetries that buttress such societies." - Rodrigo Toscano


"the sanctimonious hypocrite twiglight" "-- oh -- wow" "shine on! shine on!" (CCLC)

"the sanctimonious hypocrite twiglight" "-- oh -- wow" "shine on! shine on!" (CCLC)

Olympia, WA 

Jason Conger (photo by Tom Orange)


In the Contact Zone

In the Contact Zone

Olympia, WA 

(photo by Tom Orange)

"The persistent question is...can the poem be tested any further" - Rodrigo Toscano


Spine "thou shouldst plant a tree" "twill provide a refreshing respite from flies" (CCLC)

Spine "thou shouldst plant a tree" "twill provide a refreshing respite from flies" (CCLC)

Olympia, WA 

Mark Wallace (photo by Tom Orange)


"does anyone here have a developed sense of bookspeak?"

"does anyone here have a developed sense of bookspeak?"

Olympia, WA 

Rodrigo Toscano (photo by Lorraine Graham)


"I can't seem to move. From here. Like this."

"I can't seem to move. From here. Like this."

Olympia, WA 

Rodrigo Toscano, Tom Orange, Jason Conger (photo by Lorraine Graham)


"'I needn't go centimeter further' -- d'ja hear that?" (CCLC)

"'I needn't go centimeter further' -- d'ja hear that?" (CCLC)

Olympia, WA 

Jason Conger, Sophie Gordon (photo by Tom Orange)


In the Contact Zone

In the Contact Zone

Olympia, WA 

(photo by Tom Orange)

“Poetics Theater, for me, is a demonstration of language in its social-body making and undoing capacities” - Rodrigo Toscano


[P2 flat on the ground, with ear to the ground, does a 360 circular rotation as P4 reads ”fax”]

[P2 flat on the ground, with ear to the ground, does a 360 circular rotation as P4 reads ”fax”]

Olympia, WA 

Jason Conger (photo by Tom Orange)

"The CPT calls for actual response-time measurements and reflex-capability to capitalist time-&-space compression." - Rodrigo Toscano



Pig Angels of the Americlypse "paciencia?" "patience!" (CCLC)

Pig Angels of the Americlypse "paciencia?" "patience!" (CCLC)

Olympia, WA 

Riva Roller (photo by Tom Orange)


Pig Angels of the Americplyse "Se busca / lapiz / ambicioso / filoso" (CCLC)

Pig Angels of the Americplyse "Se busca / lapiz / ambicioso / filoso" (CCLC)

Olympia, WA 

Riva Roller (photo by Tom Orange)


Pig Angels of the Americlypse "the border! the border!" (CCLC)

Pig Angels of the Americlypse "the border! the border!" (CCLC)

Olympia, WA 

Jason Conger, Sophie Gordon (photo by Tom Orange)


Contact Zone Elements

Contact Zone Elements

Olympia, WA 

(photo by Tom Orange)


"so happy...the nest of some missing pretty baby I am..." (CCLC)

"so happy...the nest of some missing pretty baby I am..." (CCLC)

Olympia, WA 

Riva Roller, Lorraine Graham (photo by Tom Orange)


Pig Angels of the Americlypse "how *do you* / manage / the slight change of / accent?"

Pig Angels of the Americlypse "how *do you* / manage / the slight change of / accent?"

Olympia, WA 

Riva Roller (photo by Tom Orange)


[Structured Improvisation: P4 & P2 use real names; "borders" chatter is relaxed, digressive]

[Structured Improvisation: P4 & P2 use real names; "borders" chatter is relaxed, digressive]

Olympia, WA 

Sophie Gordon & Lorraine Graham (photo by Tom Orange)


CPT Storefront Theatre

CPT Storefront Theatre

Olympia, WA 

Lorraine Graham (photo by Tom Orange)


Pig Angels of the Americlypse "borders...silent wars...mirth...gloom" (CCLC)

Pig Angels of the Americlypse "borders...silent wars...mirth...gloom" (CCLC)

Olympia, WA 

Lorraine Graham (photo by Tom Orange)


Pig Angels of the Americlypse "all I see is...The Great Divide" (CCLC)

Pig Angels of the Americlypse "all I see is...The Great Divide" (CCLC)

Olympia, WA 

Riva Roller, Lorraine Graham, Jason Conger (photo by Tom Orange)


"what / patch of earth / are these angels / overlooking?" PRESS, Cross-Cultural Literary Conference)

"what / patch of earth / are these angels / overlooking?" PRESS, Cross-Cultural Literary Conference)

Olympia, WA 

Jason Conger, Riva Roller, Lorraine Graham, Sophie Gordon (photo by Tom Orange)


Pig Angels of the Americlypse "nationstate up -- personal dreams down -- got it?" (CCLC)

Pig Angels of the Americlypse "nationstate up -- personal dreams down -- got it?" (CCLC)

Olympia, WA 

Riva Roller, Jason Conger, Sophie Gordon (photo by Tom Organge)


Tailspinning on effort to "mark up" BMP text

Tailspinning on effort to "mark up" BMP text

Bushwick  

by RT


"Marking Up" BMP Text to Global Labor Super Field

"Marking Up" BMP Text to Global Labor Super Field

Bushwick  

by RT


Looking for fractures in the BMP text

Looking for fractures in the BMP text

Bushwick  

by RT


Shifting Fields of Ideology (way!) beyond "my control"

Shifting Fields of Ideology (way!) beyond "my control"

Bushwick  

by RT


Protagonistic Forces

Protagonistic Forces

Bushwick 

by RT

"The difficulty, now, is how to deepen a sense of permeability unto people all around (in all of their material-social relatedness)." -- Rodrigo Toscano


Cell 4 of Protagonistic Forces) [Positions Colloquium, VIVO Center]

Cell 4 of Protagonistic Forces) [Positions Colloquium, VIVO Center]

Vancouver, Canada 

RT & MH (photo by Tom Orange)

"super-lounge" activity involves 6-point body-coordinate movements on the hard floor, trying to arrive at comfort, never quite achieving it (to soundtrack from "First Box" (Tom Orange and Rod Smith, readers), "1974 / what? // I thought / It / had past / into a / box / that // what?"


Positions Colloquium (organized by Kootenay School of Writing (KSW))

Positions Colloquium (organized by Kootenay School of Writing (KSW))

Vancouver, Canada 

VIVO Multimedia Center (photo by Tom Orange)


Opening shot (Cell A) of Protagonistic Forces

Opening shot (Cell A) of Protagonistic Forces

Vancouver, Canada 

Photo by Tom Orange


Cell E of Protagonistic Forces

Cell E of Protagonistic Forces

Vancouver, Canada 

"Worker's intricate handwork" reel set to "jerking-it-around-to-see-what-it-know-and-what-it-can-really-do-ness" soundtrack from "Clock, Deck, and Movement" read by Stephanie Young (photo by Tom Orange).


Cell S from Protagonistic Forces

Cell S from Protagonistic Forces

Vancouver, Canada 

Activity: rejoining two large strips of velcro slowly and carefully to film projection of text on screen: “'The producers change, too, in that they bring out new qualities in themselves, develop new powers and ideas…new needs and new language' -- Karl Marx” (photo by Tom Orange)


Cell P of Protagonistic Forces

Cell P of Protagonistic Forces

Vancouver, Canada 

"Six productive sectors" (rapid, kaleidescopic) film reel set to soundtrack from "Clock, Deck and Movement" ('keenness to keenness...', 'limberness to limberness...', 'sprightliness to sprightliness...' (read by S. Young, K. Prevallet, R. Toscano respectively) (photo by Tom Orange)


Cell P of Protagonistic Forces

Cell P of Protagonistic Forces

Vancouver, Canada 

photo by Tom Orange

"Workforces" (six productive sectors) reel to audio clip of "Clock, Deck, and Movement" Continuous Text (CT) 1



Cell 10 of Protagonistic Forces

Cell 10 of Protagonistic Forces

Vancouver, Canada 

RT "chair sculpting" (two chairs are put together in various space-accomodating shapes (20 seconds) to audio track of "Truax Inimical" (part 2) (photo by Tom Orange)


Cell X of Protagonistic Forces

Cell X of Protagonistic Forces

Vancouver, Canada 

RT in still position (moving) (photo by Tom Orange)

Film reel of Greater Americas local committees/circulos/collectives set to "fork-and-knife" placement activity from "First Box".


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