Infinity’s Kitchen Reading

Infinity’s Kitchen reading series is a monthly literary event designed to highlight the work of new and interesting writers from Baltimore and beyond. The readings will be held at Sidebar in Baltimore, Maryland.

Infinity’s Kitchen reading series is a quarterly literary event designed to highlight the work of new and interesting writers from Baltimore and beyond. The readings are performed at the spacious Jordan Faye Contemporary gallery in Baltimore, Maryland. Infinity’s Kitchen readings include discussions of the performers and their work, in a format that resembles a late night talk show. There may even be some fun gags thrown in, for good measure. This is not an open-mic event but submissions are open.

UPCOMING READING

Friday, May 06, 2016 at 8pm

BARRETT WARNER’s poems and stories have appeared in paper, newsprint, and online since 1982. He covered stock car racing and fast horses as a freelance journalist.

ALEXANDER JARMAN is an artist, educator, and curator living in Baltimore, MD. He is currently the Manager of Adult and Community Programs at the Walters Art Museum and previously held a similar position at the San Diego Museum of Art for seven years. His current work focuses on the relationship between art and music, primarily through the format of the 12 inch vinyl record.


Past Reading Series Events

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 8pm

Curt Seiss is a musician, sound designer, and photographer based in Takoma Park, Maryland. He has been involved in a number of projects over the last decade, most notably as a founding member of both Paradigm9 and Second Land and as a multi-instrumentalist in LIGO. He currently records under the name Accordion.

Dylan Kinnett is the founding editor of Infinity’s Kitchen and the host of the reading series. He’ll make a rare appearance as one of the performers, to kick off a new year of readings at a new venue.

More to be announced. Interested in performing? Submissions are open.

Tuesday, October 20 at 8:00pm

Michael Collins teaches creative and expository writing at New York University. His poetry explores connections between consciousness, esoteric spirituality, social justice and human relationships through a plurality of tones, perspectives, and experimental forms.

Michelle Dwyer is the author of Junk Drunk, a collection of humorous essays chronicling the life of a thrift shop owner on the outskirts of Baltimore.

Michael B. Tager is primarily a fiction writer, but loves writing in all forms. He writes poetry, essays, pop culture reviews and anything else at all. He is from Baltimore.

Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 8pm

Billy Cancel is a poet/performer who works primarily in the form of micro-climates, improvised seed text fields some of which are subsequently performed. Additionally he works in the fields of music & video poetry with poetry remaining the core discipline.

Dina Varsalone lives in Baltimore, MD where she runs writing workshops at the Mill Centre in Hampden. She’s currently at work on a book of poems and a humor book based on her blog, How to Waste Your Youth (for fun and profit!).

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Andrew Sargus Klein is a poet and improvisational artist based in Baltimore. He loves lapel flowers and ducks. His first chapbook, “Bluemore”, was recently published by Furniture Press Books.

Amanda McCormick is an outdoorswoman, print / book maker, and cook. She is the founding curator of Ink Press Productions in Baltimore where she likes to roam earth / field questions. Her first epic poem, “& the green”, will be released this summer.

Heather Rounds‘ debut novel “There” won the 2011 Emergency Press International Book Award and was published by the Press in 2013. She’s a co-founder of the roaming curatorial collective The Rotating History Project and currently lives in Baltimore.

Star Spangz

a video mash-up of Jimi Hendrix’s and Whitney Houston’s respective renditions of the Star Spangled Banner transformed into the artist’s own interpretation of the song.

“Star Spangz” began with a video mash-up of Jimi Hendrix’s and Whitney Houston’s respective renditions of the Star Spangled Banner and transformed into the artist’s own interpretation of the song.

Confound Acts

With this video, Katina Bitsicas contrasts the methods of documentary film and with experimental and metaphorical visuals.

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With this video, Katina Bitsicas contrasts the methods of documentary film and with experimental and metaphorical visuals. The story of a murder and dismemberment is told through court interviews and family interviews, and the visuals are the forest and natural scenes similar to those of the location where the body parts were found. The body and memory of the crime is represented by the cloth and the trash bags. So, this piece exists as a hybrid of documentary and experimental film. In the artist’s words:

“On January 9, 2013 my childhood friend Stephen Harkness and two other men murdered and dismembered Daniel Delfin in Verona, Kentucky. This murder affected me personally and brought many questions to mind about how murder in general affects both the family of the victim and the perpetrator. Through the analysis of childhood memories as well as court evidence, I aim to gain clarity in these acts as well as relay the effects this type of event can have on the families involved, who in turn become victims themselves.”

Amiri Baraka A to Z

Andrew Demirjian has a database of audio samples of poets reading their work. The database re-classifies the words from the recordings, alphabetically.


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Andrew Demirjian has a database of audio samples of poets reading their work. The database re-classifies the words from the recordings, alphabetically. What remains from a poem when structural intention is removed? What meanings do the body of words say by themselves? What is the power of enunciation, inflection alone?

The Seven Wonders

“The Seven Wonders” looks at the wonders of the western world, and a solitary exploration of a kitchen, as a man deals with his absent girlfriend. This work reduces a story to its basic narrative form through the use of archetypal images, video, animation, and text.

“The Seven Wonders” looks at the wonders of the western world, and a solitary exploration of a kitchen, as a man deals with his absent girlfriend. This work reduces a story to its basic narrative form through the use of archetypal images, video, animation, and text.

Arlington

Arlington is a bit of hypothetical anthropology. It skirts the line between documentary and fiction.

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Arlington is a bit of hypothetical anthropology. It skirts the line between documentary and fiction. It is one fragment from a much larger and ongoing body of work.

The project is drawn from a mostly forgotten family album. The project addresses relationships between narrative, history and interpretation. Each piece features local images, statements, and formal lapses that work together like a rebus, inviting viewers to contextualize and project information in order to establish meaning. The work is an exploration of tensions between origin and depiction. It addresses the inevitable subjectivity involved in reading and rendering history, recognizes translation as a generative process, and suggests how original elements from the past may re-emerge or be reconfigured to have implication in the present.

from the “Mannequin Camera” series

Caity Fares created these luminous, 35 mm color film images with a homemade mannequin-head camera. Projector lenses in the eyes, a strip of color film in the back of the head, and inevitable light leaks in the construction capture what appear to be shadowy mountain ranges, wisps of chemical gas, and muted city lights.


What happens when we bestow consciousness upon an inanimate object? Inspired by feminist-science thinker Donna Haraway’s “Cyborg Manifesto,” Caity Fares created these luminous, 35 mm color film images with a homemade mannequin-head camera. Projector lenses in the eyes, a strip of color film in the back of the head, and inevitable light leaks in the construction capture what appear to be shadowy mountain ranges, wisps of chemical gas, and muted city lights. What if colorful landscapes that can’t usually be seen by the human eye are suddenly brought to light?

8 Bit Balloons with Contact Mics and Drums

improvisational music that uses the movement of balloons to generate sounds. Placing contact microphones on the balloons provides additional sound texture.

“8 Bit Balloons + Drums” is improvisational music that explores a new instrument – the ‘8 bit balloons’ – which uses the movement of balloons to generate sounds. Placing contact microphones on the balloons provides additional sound texture.

Bouquets

In the text art series called “bouquets,” Bruno Neiva merges painting and typography, using acrylic on small cardstock sheets in a random fashion, generating minimal, abstract shapes and unpolished, rugged textures, with transfer lettering applied to create fragmented typography.


In the text art series called “bouquets,” Bruno Neiva merges painting and typography, using acrylic on small cardstock sheets in a random fashion, generating minimal, abstract shapes and unpolished, rugged textures, with transfer lettering applied to create fragmented typography.