Richard Kostelanetz “SCRAM/BLEDS”
AC [Chapel] presents “SCRAM/BLEDS,” a sequence of visual poems by Richard Kostelanetz, one of America’s foremost intellectuals and prolific avant-garde artists. Enlarged in scale from its original chapbook size and offering a rare opportunity to collectively interact with the piece in a public forum, “SCRAM/BLEDS” is being exhibited as an installation for the first time since its publication (Luna Bisonte Prods, 2008).
There is no category, “ism” or area of creative expertise that is expansive or porous enough to contain to all of Kostelanetz’s work. His versatile mastery of both written and visual language through experimental, unconventional art forms is unparalleled. Through his poetic vision, the means through which we communicate experience and decipher language around us become palpable and inclusive encounters.
A versatile artist, critic, writer, editor, publisher, composer, filmmaker and holographer, Kostelanetz has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants including Fulbright fellowships, Guggenheim Foundation, the Pulitzer Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts