Friday, February 19, 2010

Hello World!
I have some new shows coming up....

My dearest fellow poet / artist friend Allison Carter and I collaborated on a performance piece that will be part of an upcoming event - Collaborations Collaborations Collaborations at the REDCAT Lounge. I will not be physically present for the performance, but my "ghost" will be. You will just have to see it for yourself.

I also did an installation for a group show The Next Generation of Regeneration at the Moorpark College Gallery. The reception is Thursday February 25th from 6 - 8pm.
Information for all below!

Lots of love,

Moorpark College Gallery

The Next Generation of Regeneration

Bianca D’Amico, Derek Franz, Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village, Haruko Tanaka, Jade Thacker
February 25 – March 17, 2010
RECEPTION and DISCUSSION: Thursday, February 25, 6:00-8:00pm

at Moorpark College
7075 Campus Road
Moorpark, CA 93021

Recycling has been a common practice for most of human history, with recorded advocates as far back as Plato in 400 BC. During periods when resources were scarce, archaeological studies of ancient waste dumps show less household waste. The Next Generation of Regeneration features the work of five artists who use recycled materials in their work from Grandma Prisbrey’s Bottle Village that represents recycling from the previous generation to four artists currently working with recycled materials. These artists are preventing waste by processing used materials into new products. This ultimately saves energy and resources as well as money.

Recycling Fact…
If 300,000 people would stop junk mail coming to their home, they could save half a million trees.

Gallery Hours Monday - Thursday 9am-7pm & Friday 9am - 4pm

Gallery is located in the Administration Bldg (A) next to the President’s Office.
Directions: I-5 N. CA-118 W exit. Exit 19B for Collins Dr. Turn right at Collins Dr. Turn right at Campus Park Dr. Continue on Campus Rd. Park in P-Lot A. Machine for parking is in the lot (ONE DAY $1.00).

Contact: Lara Bank (323) 445-4015 or


Collaborations Collaborations Collaborations

an afternoon reading with:

Allison Carter & Bianca D’Amico
Amaranth Borsuk & Gabriela Jauregui & Kate Durbin
Amina Cain & Teresa Carmody
Mathew Timmons & Janine Armin
Stephanie Taylor & Vanessa Place

Hosted by Harold Abramowitz

Sunday, February 21, 2010 at 2:00pm

631 W. 2nd St.,
Los Angeles, 90012

Doors open at 1:30pm,Reading starts at 2:00pm


Allison Carter is author of a book, A Fixed, Formal Arrangement (Les Figues, 2008), and a chapbook, Shadows Are Weather (Horse Less Press, 2008). Her work has been featured in various journals and anthologies, including most recently Web Conjunctions and the Best of Fence: First Nine Years anthology. She has taught creative writing at California Institute of the Arts and for various nonprofit programs. She currently lives in Mount Washington, Los Angeles, California.

Amaranth Borsuk's poems have appeared in Denver Quarterly, FIELD, Columbia Poetry Review, and POOL, among other journals. Selections from her collaboration with Kate Durbin, Excess Exhibit, are forthcoming in Action, Yes. She also collaborates with Gabriela Jauregui and co-curates The Loudest Voice reading series in Chinatown.

Amina Cain is the author of I Go To Some Hollow (Les Figues Press, 2009) and A Body That Has Trouble, a newly completed book of fictionesques and their companion prose pieces. Her work has appeared in publications such as 3rd bed, Action Yes, Denver Quarterly, eohippus labs, La Petite Zine, onedit and Sidebrow, is forthcoming in The Encyclopedia Project, MoonLit and Sous Rature, and has been translated into Polish on MINIMALBOOKS. She lives in Los Angeles.

Bianca D’Amico, a California native, is a Los Angeles based Artist. She received her BFA in Painting / New Genres from Otis College of Art and Design in 2005 and her MFA in Art from the California Institute of the Arts in 2007. D'Amico has shown at such venues as Telic Arts Exchange, Sea & Space, AGYU Toronto, ON, Canada, Democracy Forum at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, The Egyptian Theater Film Forum, Sea & Space Gallery, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and Le Cinématographe, Nantes, France. For more information on Bianca D'Amico's work please visit

Gabriela Jauregui is the author of Controlled Decay (Akashic Books/Black Goat Press, 2008). She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from UC Riverside and an MA in Comparative Literature from UC Irvine. Her translations, collaborations and critical and creative work have been published in journals and anthologies in the US, Mexico, and Europe, including in New American Writing, Mandorla, Lana Turner, Hayden's Ferry, The Aesthetics of Risk (JRP Ringier, 2008), Lenguaraz and Eje Central, amongst others. She is a member of the sur+ publishing collective in Mexico, where she recently anthologized and translated a collection of Tom Raworth’s poetry and also edits Revista Animal in Mexico City. Gabriela is a Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Literature at USC and a Soros Fellow. She lives and works in Los Angeles and Mexico City.

Janine Armin is New York editor of and co-edited the fiction anthology Toronto Noir (Akashic, 2008). Her art and literary criticism appears in Bookforum,, Saatchi Online, The Globe and Mail, The Village Voice and The Architects’ Journal among others.

Kate Durbin is the author of a poetry collection, The Ravenous Audience (Black Goat/Akashic 2009), as well as a chapbook, Fragments Found in a 1937 Aviator's Boot (Dancing Girl Press 2009). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in various journals and anthologies including Drunken Boat, Action Yes, diode, and elimae. She lives in Whittier, CA.

Mathew Timmons is a writer, editor, curator and critic in Los Angeles. He is General Director of General Projects, editor of Insert Press and co-curator of Late Night Snack (with Harold Abramowitz). A chapbook, Lip Service (Slack Buddha Press), and CREDIT (Blanc Press), an 800 page full color, large-format, hardbound book, were published recently. Forthcoming books include, The New Poetics (Les Figues Press), and his micro-book collaboration with Marcus Civin, a particular vocabulary (P S Books). Recent art writing may be found in Artweek, Artillery, The Magazine and X-TRA.

Stephanie Taylor is a sound and visual artist. She received her MFA from Art Center College of Design in 2000. Her work is represented by Galerie Christian Nagel, Germany. Her book, Chop Shop, was published by Les Figues Press in 2007.

Teresa Carmody is the author of Requiem (Les Figues Press, 2005), and two chapbooks: Eye Hole Adore (PS Books, 2008), and Your Spiritual Suit of Armor by Katherine Anne (Woodland Editions, 2009). Other work has appeared in various publications, including Bombay Gin, Fold Appropriate Text, Luvina, drunken boat, American Book Review, emohippus greeting cards 1-4 and more. She lives in Los Angeles and is co-director of Les Figues Press.

Vanessa Place is a writer, a lawyer, and co-director of Les Figues Press. She is author of Dies: A Sentence (Les Figues Press, 2006), La Medusa (Fiction Collective 2, 2008), and Notes on Conceptualisms, co-authored with Robert Fitterman (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2009). Her nonfiction book, The Guilt Project: Rape, Morality and Law is forthcoming from Other Press in 2010. A book of conceptual poetry, Statement of Facts, will be published in France by éditions è®e, as Exposé des Faits.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

i found this on vimeo. looks like someone took my beloved Pipilotti Rist's still from her performance "Open My Glade" and used it make a video painting.

Pippilotti Rist Remix from larsenjohn on Vimeo.

this looks just like my cat. what is going on.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

when we own a house, it will look like this.

images from a new blog i love, aesthetically pleasing.

nick cave, dress me today.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


my lover loves so well.

Sunday, February 14, 2010


birds of rock.
happy vagina day

Thursday, February 11, 2010


reading sarah lucas au naturel

lothar hempel

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Monday, February 8, 2010