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Jasmine Dreame Wagner, Five Elizabeths and Lovely Guns of Glacial Shifting. Film stills.
Jasmine Dreame Wagner, Five Elizabeths and Lovely Guns of Glacial Shifting. Film stills.

April 7, 2020, 7:00 pm

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Jasmine Dreame Wagner
Artists and Archives Series
Tuesday, April 7
ACT Cube

Jasmine Dreame Wagner is an American multimedia artist working in film and video, music composition, poetry and lyric essay. She the author of On a Clear Day (Ahsahta Press), a collection of poems and lyric essays deemed “a capacious book of traveller’s observations, cultural criticism, and quarter-life-crisis notes” by Stephanie Burt at The New Yorker and “a radical cultural anthropology of the wild time we’re living in” by Iris Cushing at Hyperallergic.

Her multimedia work has been presented at the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology (Cambridge, MA); New Ohio Theatre (New York, NY); Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects (Fisher’s Island, NY); The Poetry Project (New York, NY); Poetic Research Bureau (Los Angeles, CA); among others. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in American Letters & Commentary, Beloit Poetry Journal, BOMB Magazine, Colorado Review, Fence, Guernica, Hyperallergic, Indiana Review, New American Writing, TYPO, Verse, and in three anthologies: The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral (Ahsahta Press), Lost and Found: Stories From New York (Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood Books), and We Like It Fast: Writing Prompts and Model Stories from the Editors and Contributors of NANO Fiction (NANO Fiction).

The recipient of an Artist Fellowship from the Connecticut Office of the Arts, her work has earned her an Emergency Grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and fellowships and residencies from Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, The Lighthouse Works, Marble House Project, The Millay Colony for the Arts, Villa Barr and Michigan Legacy Art Park, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA), and The Wassaic Project. In 2019, Wagner was awarded a WPR Creative Grant from Harvard University to create new sound and broadcast works drawing from the Woodberry Poetry Room’s audio archives. An EP, Switchblade Moon, will be out in 2020.

This event is part of the Artists and Archives Program. The Artists and Archives Program will bring guests from the art community to MIT to engage with students about art and archives by increasing student awareness of the collections and presenting the archives as a living resource not limited to traditional research work. The program will focus on two fields: past CAVS fellows and current artists whose work resonates with the collection.