dimanche 13 mai 2012

Lex-Icon Blog Project Post 57 : Matthew Cooperman and Marius Lehene


“Replication is a disease of the visually empowered. A source of both solace and anxiety, the watcher watches for a scene of his remembering. The image flickers, some blue shadow of that blue world. This image arises out of the bank of collaborative activity between myself and Romanian artist Marius Lehene (his photo/my text). Mixed in language—Anglophone and Romanian, handwritten and digital, inspired verse and google mashup—there is a mongrel contiguity among us. Nothing’s creatio ex nihilo becomes something’s creatio ex materia. We’ve been collaborating for the last nine years, forming Accidental Vestments, a collaborative arts group at Colorado State University, and generally aiming for some text + image insurrection. This will culminate (for the time being) with a book, Still: Imago, coming out with Jaded Ibis Productions in 2013.”—Matthew Cooperman and Marius Lehene

Matthew Cooperman is the author of Still: of the Earth as the Ark which Does Not Move, with cover art by Marius Lehene (Counterpath Press, 2011), DaZE (Salt Publishing Ltd, 2006) and A Sacrificial Zinc (Pleiades/LSU, 2001), winner of the Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize, as well as three chapbooks, Still: (to be) Perpetual (dove | tail, 2007), Words About James (phylum press, 2005) and Surge (Kent State University Press, 1999). A founding editor of Quarter After Eight, and current poetry editor of Colorado Review, he teaches at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, where he lives with the poet Aby Kaupang and his two children. More information can be found at www.matthewcooperman.com.

Marius Lehene holds a B.A. from Babes-Bolyai University, Romania, and an M.F.A. from Southern Methodist University. Associate Professor and Head of Drawing at Colorado State University, his creative work has been shown in Romania, Hungary and the U.S. and is part of public and private collections in this country and Europe. Currently, his paintings and drawings tend to focus on the tension between image and the objective quality of the surface, utilizing construction materials and processes as metaphor for the fact that meaning, cultural or otherwise, is itself a construction and a process. More information at: http://www.mariuslehene.com

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