Matthew Stadler is Portland, Oregon writer, editor and co-founder of Clear Cut Press, an independent literary publishing company and distributor. The first books editor, in 1996, for the Seattle weekly The Stranger, he served as the literary editor for the interior-design quarterly Nest from 1998 to 2004. Stadler is the author of four novels, including Allan Stein (Grove 1999), and the winner of the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award. In 1995 he received a Whiting Writers’ Award for his fiction. His art criticism and fiction have appeared in Artforum, Frieze, Domus, Volume and in the catalogue Baja to Vancouver: the West Coast and Contemporary Art.
ELIZABETH BACHINSKY, DIANA GEORGE, JACOB GLEESON, GARETH MOORE, CHARLES MUDEDE, MATTHEW STADLER
December 1–December 2, 2005
Thursday, December 1, 8pm
Jacob Gleeson (Vancouver)
Gareth Moore (Vancouver)
Matthew Stadler (Portland)
Friday December 2, 8pm
Elizabeth Bachinsky (Vancouver)
Diana George (Seattle)
Charles Mudede (Seattle)
Recently, west coast writers, artists and architects have been thinking about how basic notions of space could be redefined. In a 2002 Artspeak publication, Diana George and Charles Mudede approached serial space, an endless repetition of particular spaces that appear throughout our conventions of “urban” or “nature.” Serial space proposes a shift in the way we think about space, away from conventional dichotomies such as city/country, urban/suburban. How can notions of space be redefined along the lines of serialized space – endlessly repeating spaces – rather than by spatial dichotomies? How does space form critical discourse and what are the implications of those formations, if any? Artspeak’s Speakeasy series of talks and readings encourage writers and artists to continue this thinking.