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Whitehot Suggests: DIY Porto Performance Artists Archive

DIY Performance Score Archives, www.artperformance.net. (Photo by Beatriz Albuquerque)

Whitehot Suggests: 

LOUFFA PRESS is pleased to premiere DIY Porto Performance Artists Archive for a unique, interdisciplinary edition of their ongoing eXfoliation reading series. The event will launch on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 7PM via NYU Zoom Webinar. 

Webinar ID 935 9163 1937. Registration link:





Draft drawings by Beatriz Albuquerque showing first archive tree for www.artperformance.net (2022). (Photo by Beatriz Albuquerque) 

The eXfoliation reading series is hosted by David Moscovich and Louffa Press. For this launch, Louffa Press is partnering with Beatriz Albuquerque to celebrate this archive of performance art, which is written in machine language. Louffa Press is delighted to bring writers Rebecca Goodman, Stacey Levine, Martin Nakell, and Yuriy Tarnawsky, who will be reading from their latest work during the zoom webinar. This is a high-caliber group of powerful, prolific, innovative writers. Musician Noa Fort will also join in the celebration. 

artperformance.net was conceived by Beatriz Albuquerque as a machine-language digital archive which encompasses the online sharing of scores or instructions for performances. This archive has begun with performances held in Porto, Portugal, promoting a transnational perspective to compare and share processes between physical performance and the digital. Enabling this release from time and the possibility of repetition by other performers of what has already been created, the project aims to incubate, diversify and explore performativities around the world. The project is funded by Câmara Municipal do Porto: Pláka-Shuttle. 

Beatriz Albuquerque is an interdisciplinary Portuguese artist living between New York and Porto. Awards include the Breakthrough Award for the 17th Biennial Cerveira; Myers Art Prize Award from Columbia University, New York; and the Premio Ambient Performance Series, PAC / edge Performance Festival, Chicago.

Noa Fort is an Israeli born vocalist, pianist, composer, and improviser, “one of New York’s more interesting and original artists” (New York Music Daily). Since her arrival in NYC from Tel Aviv in 2013, she has been an active member of the Jazz and improvised music scene. She shared the stage with greats such as William Parker, Mary Prescott, Dave Torn, Michael Attias, Francisco Mela and played at the DC Jazz Festival, BRIC Festival, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Roulette Intermedium, Dizzy's at Lincoln Center and more. Fort is also a licensed, board-certified music therapist, working with a variety of people with different needs through the use of music.

Rebecca Goodman is the author of The Surface of Motion (Green Integer 2008) Aftersight (Spuyten Duyvil 2015), Forgotten Night (forthcoming, Spuyten Duyvil 2022). She co-authored a textbook for Freshman Composition, Why Am I Writing This Essay? (Fountainhead Press 2011). Recent work has appeared in the Notre Dame Review, Denver Quarterly, Mantissa, Mad Hatters’ Review, and Western Humanities Review. She was co-director of the Ischia Arts Study Abroad Program in Creative Writing. She teaches at Chapman University.

Stacey Levine wrote My Horse and Other Stories (PEN/West Fiction Award), The Girl with Brown Fur: Tales & Stories, and the novels Dra--- and Frances Johnson (Finalist, Washington State Book Award). Her short fiction has been translated into Danish and Japanese. With Seattle cellist Lori Goldston, she created a libretto for a puppet opera about aggressive 18th Century seafaring Russian fur traders. She is completing a novel called Mice 1961, and she teaches at Seattle Central College in Seattle, Washington.

Martin Nakell was born, as they customarily say, into a Jewish family, in Alpena, Michigan, on the banks of Lake Huron. He writes, under what he has formulated and named “The Chaos Theory of Literary/Art/Music Composition”, in which opened energy transmigrates from creator (writer/artist/composer) through literature/art/music to participant. He has worked thus to accomplish 18 books of fiction/poetry, as well as multi-media and collaborative projects. His most recent book is poetry entitled, Consciousness (Spuyten Duyvil 2021). His next book, A Martin Nakell Reader is forthcoming in 2022. In the spirit of that theory, he teaches at Chapman University.

Yuriy Tarnawsky has authored some three dozen books of fiction, poetry, drama, essays, and translations in Ukrainian and English, including the novels Meningitis, Three Blondes and Death, Warm Arctic Nights, and The Iguanas of Heat, the collections of short fictions Short Tails and Crocodile Smiles, three volumes of interrelated mininovels (his own genre) The Placebo Effect Trilogy, a volume of heuristic poetry Modus Tollens, a book of literary essays Claim to Oblivion, and a creative writing textbook Literary Yoga. His most recent publications include Warme Arktische Nächte (2019), a German-language translation of his novel Warm Arctic Nights, and La vita in cittá (2021), a selection of his early poetry in Italian. He was born in Ukraine but raised and educated in the West. An engineer and linguist by training, he has worked as computer scientist specializing in Artificial Intelligence at IBM Corporation as well as Professor of Ukrainian Literature and Culture at Columbia University. He lives with his wife Karina in the New York City metropolitan area. 

Exfoliation New York Series. Photo by Louffa Press (www.louffapress.net).

Louffa Press, founded in Harlem/Morningside in New York City in 2010, specializes in innovative fiction and poetry, with a specific emphasis on letterpress. Artists represented: Beatriz Albuquerque, Gerardo Burmester, Né Barros, Rita Castro Neves, António Olaio, Albuquerque Mendes, Isabel Barros, Flávio Rodrigues, Gabriela Vaz-Pinheiro, Paulo Mendes, Pedro Tudela, António Melo, Silvestre Pestana, Patricia Oliveira, Bruno Senune, Pilar Mackenna, Joclécio Azevedo, Rebecca Moradalizadeh, José Maia, André Alves,  Xavier Paes, Susana Chiocca, Vera Mota, Vitor Lago e Silva, Sónia Carvalho, Daniel Pinheiro, Jérémy Pajean, Angelina Nogueira, Dori Nigro, Max Fernandes, Rita Rainho, António Lago.

Louffa Press: eXfoliating one word at a time.




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