Exhibitions and events
Artist-in-residence Christian Bök
2011 - 23rd May 11
Christian Bök (Professor of English at the University of Calgary) is perhaps best known in the UK as the author of Eunoia (Coach House Books, 2001) which became a bestseller. This delightful and astonishing work of experimental literature won the Griffin Prize for Poetic Excellence. He has also earned many accolades for his virtuoso performances of sound poetry (particularly the Ursonate by Kurt Schwitters).
His current project is The Xenotext Experiment which will involve the encoding of a short verse into a sequence of DNA in order to implant it into a bacterium, after which Christian plans to document the progress of the experiment for publication.
His visit to England has been singled out for particular mention on Ian McMillan's The Verb.