Hopscotch is pleased to welcome archivist Alexis Bhagat from Albany, New York to present his ongoing project surveying the sound collections of the prominent critic of the avant-garde, Richard Kostelanetz.
In a cement block factory building in Ridgewood, NY sits Wordship II, the home and studio of the artist-writer Richard Kostelanetz. In addition to 25,000 + books and 3000 + records, there are several thousand cassette tapes. A critic and publisher of avant-garde art, Richard’s archive comprises a uniquely important collection of 20th century poetry, text-sound, and sound art. Bhagat will present the “Audio Art on Cassette” collection of 240 cassettes and discuss the heritage of audio art publication.
Hopscotch Reading Room
Kurfurstenstr. 14 ( im hof), 10785
Monday, August 26
7:30pm – 9pm