Materials: 32 drawings, 4 hanging text screenprints, 1 audiotext, 1 electronic textmass, 1 mural, 1 photograph
Thomas Köppel: collaborator on electronic textwork: Seafarer
Tom Martin: old printing method of newspaper photograph of the zodiac.
First created and shown in full at Callicoon Fine Arts, NY. Since then sections of the work have been featured in various group shws. The show consists of graphic and static works that have accompanied or have emerged from my overall Drift project.
FOG Prints (1m x1m50), Constellation of the Zodiac mural (dimensions variable) Hafville and Report hanging headphone pieces, 11 Drawings from the original material, Seafarer data piece composed with Thomas Koppel.
“One of the most compelling performers and brilliantly inventive poets of our time, Caroline Bergvall is completely in control of her stage craft and a master of multiple languages – ancient and modern. This is a truly international show – taking the audience beyond borders of language and time.”
Location: Callicoon NY
Date: Jan- Feb 2015
Logan Art Centre
Location: Logan Art Centre Chicago
Date: Nov 2016
Elements: A reduced version in the dark: 2 mural constellations: “Zodiac” & “Drift Modelling” inspired by images from the report drawn by Forensic Architecture with the few survivors. A specially produced print, dark copper pigment on dark background with the first lines of the account of the doomed journey.
Other Past Shows
Sean Kelly Gallery, NY, Feb-March 2015: Hafville audio piece as part of By the Book group show
CAC, Geneva, June 2016, during the Festival de la Batie at which I performed Drift
Kathleen MacQueen: All that is Marvelous: Caroline Bergvall.
Review of the show at Callicoon, Shifting Connections art blog, 16 Jan 2016. While the visuals present a scarcity bound to principles of uncertainty, the vocals – Bergvall’s voice – connect us to the impulse of risking death in order to live.
Martha Schwenderer: People and Languages: all at sea – Caroline Bergvall’s Drift at Callicoon, New York Times, 22 Jan 2015
The best things here are the sound works, with their poetic incantations, and some of the prints.
Clara Sankey: Drift Review
This sense of directionlessness – the Vikings called it hafvilla: not knowing where one is on the sea – is the singular thread that ties the book together. Review featuring scans of some of the drawings in great new mag The Improbable.
Tim Freeborn: Shake that Microtone: Caroline Bergvall’s Drift
Special feature, Rusty Toque, art mag.
David Kaufmann: Drift book review in Asymptote
“Caroline Bergvall’s latest book, Drift, is haunted by the loss of the thorn, the yogh, and Anglo-Saxon generally”.
Cherry Smyth: DRIFT review in Art Monthly – PDF –
“Drift marks a significant ethical engagement for poetry in these isles”. Cherry Smyth reviews the performance and the book for Art Monthly, Oct 14
Steve Mentz: Caroline Bergvall’s Drift
2 June 2014
Gorgeous, intricate, impassioned writing. A review of the book and a reader’s report w/ other links