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Sunday, May 31, 2015

EUOIA: Anamaria Crowe Serrano and Robert Sheppard's Jaroslav Biały now on The Bogman's Cannon

Poland’s Jaroslav Biały (1962-) 'Museum of Polish Military Defeat'
is at The Bogman’s Cannon, at

as created by Anamaría Crowe Serrano and Robert Sheppard

Read Anamaria’s introduction and some of the collaboration.

Thanks to her for the generosity of her gesture and the intensity of the collaboration. Read more about the EUOIA here. And here.

Jaroslav Biały, perhaps best known as an artist, archivist and maker of installations (in particular his ‘Museum’ series), has been, under the influence of his wife, Jadzia Biała, increasingly committing his ideas to paper (or screen), though he has yet to publish a dedicated full length volume of this work. He is known world-wide as the principal authority on Leon Chwistek, Zonism and the demise of post-Zonism. Chwistek’s influence on Biały can be seen in his early nonad compositions, which appeared as home-made pamphlets, where Biały challenges principles of formal logic, asserting the existence of nine levels of reality from which we interpret the world, including the abstract categories of invisireversibility and the incognifarious. Wisława Szymborska’s seminal essay, “The nomadic-nonadic of Jaroslav Biały” (Literatura na Świecie, nr 07-08, 1987, p. 416-421) was instrumental in bringing Biały’s poetry to the attention of the literary world. To this day, Biały leads a nomadic life. In an interview with Jocelyn Goos broadcast on Polskie Radio Program II (also known as Dwójka) on November 13th 2003, he famously justified his lifestyle by saying, “Walls are unnecessary.”

More of his work is available in Tears in the Fence 63. See their blog here, with a post by mysrlf on the progress of the EUOIA project.