Thursday, June 14, 2012

CALL AND RESPONSE: a reading/slideshow at the school of Photographic Arts: Ottawa

An end-of-project reading by the seven participating poets in the CALL AND RESPONSE project: Pearl Pirie, Amanda Earl, Monty Reid, Sandra Ridley, Christine McNair, Claudia Coutu Radmore and rob mclennan.
Friday, June 22, 2012; 7pm, 
SPAO, 168 Dalhousie Street, Ottawa

The CALL AND RESPONSE project engaged two creative communities in a year-long exchange of images and words. Artists showing work in the Red Wall Gallery have had their photographic statements poetically responded to by writers curated by rob mclennan.

This interaction can be experienced as poetry and images come together in the Red Wall Gallery for the duration of each exhibition. There will also be scheduled readings, and a poem/image card for each pairing, as well as the inclusion of selected images and poems in the next edition of Push/Pull magazine.

CALL AND RESPONSE has been a nearly year-long project of poets responding to shows at the School of Photographic Arts: Ottawa. Featuring seven Ottawa poets, each responded to a particular curated show showing at SPAO, with each response available in the gallery at the opening of their corresponding exhibits (as well as some or all of the poetic responses online).

On Friday, June 22, 2012, all seven poets will be reading from their responses, with a slide show showing the works they responded from.
lovingly hosted by rob mclennan.

FOR THE SAKE OF LIMITED SPACE, THIS IS NOW AN R.S.V.P. EVENT; please email the School of Photographic Arts: Ottawa at

Author bios can all be accessed at the Call and Response link at the SPAO site.

First Response
The Walls of Jerusalem - Selected Poems and Process Notes
Writer: Pearl Pirie
Exhibition: Cities of Stone - People of Dust by Leslie Hossack
On View: August 5th - September 2nd, 2011

Second Response
In the Tempo of Now - Selected Poems
Writer: Amanda Earl
Exhibition: Moment(o)by John Hewett Hallum
On View: September 23rd, 2011 - October 29th, 2011

Third Response
So is the Madness of Humans
Writer: Monty Reid
Exhibition:The Farm Family Project by Rob Macinnis
On View: November 18th, 2011 - December 17th, 2011

Fourth Response
Shadow Lines, an excerpt
Writer: Sandra Ridley
Exhibition: Study of Structure and Form by Pedro Isztin
On View: January 13th - February 6th, 2012

Fifth Response
materia prima.
Writer: Christine McNair
Exhibition: Solo Series No. 1: By Hand by Caroline Tallmadge
On View: February 17th - March 12th, 2012

Sixth Response
What year is it / Qui annus est
Writer: Claudia Coutu Radmore
Exhibition: Solo Series No. 2: 13-18 by Olivia Johnston
On View: March 16th - April 2nd, 2012

Seventh Response
i said house not home
Writer: rob mclennan
Exhibition: i said house not home. by Greg Zenha
On View: June 8th - August 3rd, 2012

The Red Wall Gallery is located in SPAO at 168 Dalhousie, at the corner of Bruyère, in the Byward Market. Viewing/reading hours are from Monday to Friday 10:00 -18:00, and Saturdays from 10:00-15:00.

For more info contact: 613.562.3824 or

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