THE DIK-DIK’S SOLITUDE: NEW AND SELECTED WORKS Anne Tardos
At every level of Anne Tardos’s paint- ings, films, poetry and cross-genre work the familiar is engaged while acknowledging the violently contest- ed landscape of what we think we know. Connection is the dominant mode of composition. A brand new vernacular emerges when Tardos’s unique voice announces itself in her rapid language switches, gleeful humor and rare willingness to blend the personal and political. With new and previously pub- lished work as well as an introductory interview with the author and prominent poet Lyn Hejinian, The Dik-dik’s Solitude is the first comprehensive collection of work by this significant contemporary artist and writer.
ANNE TARDOS is a poet, performer, visual artist, and composer. She frequently writes multilingual poems and combines them with digitally modified video images. She is the author of the books Cat Licked the Garlic (Tsunami Editions 1992), Mayg-shem Fish (Potes & Poets 1995), and Uxudo (O Books/Tuumba Press 1999). She adapted her performance piece Among Men for radio and produced it at the WDR (Westdeutscher Rundfunk in Cologne). Her poetry and visual works have appeared in numerous magazines in Europe, Japan, and the U.S. Her recorded work appears on: “A Chance Operation: Tribute to John Cage,” “The Museum Inside the Telephone Network” and elsewhere. Her visual works have been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, the Museum of Modern Art, the Jack Tilton Gallery and the Whitney Museum of American Art among other venues. . . . [ T A R D O S ] m a k e s a f u n d a m e n t a l c o n t r i b u t i o n t o t h e p e r p e t u a l l y a n i m a t i n g a n d v i v i f y i n g p r o j e c t t h a t p o e t r y s h o u l d b e . ” “ —Lyn Hejinian
Poetry/Performance • Fall 2002 • ISBN 1-887123-61-X • $17.95 PB • 6" x 9" • 312 pp