12–4pm / KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin / Participation fee: €15, reduced €10 / Two-day Workshop, in English
CAConrad will create a (Soma)tic Poetry Ritual at KW Institute for Contemporary Art based on the work of Ian Wilson. For the two-day workshop he will use handmade maps and a reconfigured version of Jason Dodge’s sculpture A golden lightning rod pointing north to study the many aspects of our planet’s directional points of East and West. He will use these references to explore life and death, as the known and the unknown forces of our world and how these directional archetypes help and hinder our lives. This is a love letter to the Future Wilderness of our world.
In March of 2017 CAConrad conducted the North and South workshop at KW, exploring the power structures of manmade maps in relation to societal treatment of the northern and southern hemispheres of our bodies.
CAConrad is the author of nine books of poetry and essays; the latest While Standing in Line for Death (Wave Books, 2017), which includes the poems from Width of a Witch, and Mount Monadnock Transmissions (Sharking of the Birdcage) both published by Jason Dodge’s poetry press 500places. He has received fellowships from The Pew Foundation, Lannan Foundation, MadDowell Colony, Headlands Center fro the Arts, and Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.
Mapping Dimension 27 is part of the program The Weekends, funded by the Capital Cultural Fund, Berlin.