JKS Alumnus Samuel Jablon & The Underpass Poets


The formation and words of poets will define the sculpture via collective action, group decisions, and word (sound) waves. The poet sculpture will be in flux, with poets not performing one at a time, but together, interweaving their words, creating a sculpture (“poem”), while physically interacting. There will be a mix of pausing and interrupting. The most important part of this performance will be the response, reaction, and exchange from the poet/sculpture to the audience/passersby.

Poet Sculpture: The installation is a moveable platform, made out of different sized crates. Each individual crate is designed for a departed writer. Performers will be standing on Julia de Burgos, Jayne Cortez, ee cummings, Allen Ginsberg, Barbara Guest, Langston Hughes, Tuli Kupferberg, Taylor Mead, Frank O’Hara, and Pedro Pietri.

Underpass Poets: Vito Acconci, Hala Alyan, Isak Berbic, Natalia De Campos, Michael Carter, Steve Dalachinsky, Lynne DeSilva-Johnson, Megan DiBello, Daniel Dissinger, David Grubbs, Aimee Herman, Samuel Jablon, Paolo Javier, Vincent Katz, Amy King, Chrissy Malvasi, Maria Mirabal, Nikhil Melnechuk, Najee Omar, Yuko Otomo, Marissa Perel, Poets in Unexpected Places, Joseph A. W. Quintela, Peter Rugh, Moira Williams, and Emanuel Xavier.

Samuel Jablon is an artist and writer. He received a BA from Naropa University, and an MFA from Brooklyn College. He’s been published in Phati’tude, BOMB Magazine, Two Coats of Paint, The Huffington Post, and Hyperallergic. He has performed and exhibited at the MoMA, Socrates Sculpture Park, the Banff Centre, the HOWL Festival Hunter College, White Box, Freight & Volume, and Show Room 170. This project, the “Poet Sculpture” will also be exhibited at the Queens Museum of Art in November. Samuel lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

What: Dumbo Arts Fesatival: Poet Sculpture

Where: Manhattan Bridge Archway & Anchorage

When: Saturday, September 28, 2013 – 12:00PM to 6:00PM | Sunday, September 29, 2013 – 12:00PM to 5:00PM

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