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Adrienne Herr is an artist working primarily with text, sound, performance and site-specific installation. By treating one work as an unfolding translation across multiple medias, her practice complicates the splitting of material from immaterial in the context of memory and grief. Sound and the voice is of particular importance to her work. Coming from a background in poetics and experimental narrative writing, her practice has expanded from the page to emphasize improvisation and to include process as part of the work. Her cross-genre writing has been published in German translation by Edit Literaturzeitschrift (2021), and a sound album is forthcoming from Primordial Void based in Athens, Georgia.
2020 Untitled shredded Joss Paper (ghost money), deflating balloon
Part of an ongoing material research into paper (money) as sculptural material, in this case formed into a tinder block meant to be used for starting fires. EXILE, Vienna, AT.
2020 The flight of the clay pigeon thrown into the air where we shoot soil from road median, handsculpted clay wing
A site-specific installation that had to be moved, originally conceived in Öved, Sweden. EXILE, Vienna, AT.
2019 This life that we are still in video, 1/2 meter tall stack of printer paper, chair, small table, textured wallpaper
The video projection shows documentation of the live performance. The still life painting lights itself on fire, a flame that spreads through the museum from epoch to epoch. Curated by Sanna Helena Berger, Nome d’us, Shore Gallery, Vienna, AT.
2013 LAN wood, white paint, wheels, typewritten visual poetry
How language (de)forms landscape; landscape obscures/reveals language. Or, the relation between residence and reference: page as landscape. Including, but not limited to, mappings of myth, resulting in mythical landscapes, resulting in maps that form landscapes. RAW, Portland, USA
SELECTED PERFORMANCES / READINGS
2022 Reading with KEITHLLC Press, Ulla Strauss, Zoe Darsee, and Katie Ebbitt at Brickbat Books, Philadelphia, USA.
2021 Reading with Yves B. Golden, Zoe Darsee, and Rosie Stockton at Silver Park Arts, Los Angeles, USA.
2021 Reading with Bernadette Mayer, Ivanna Baranova, and Zoe Darsee at Online.
2020 Solo performance: This place is under protection at EXILE, Vienna, AT.
2020 Reading with Hannah Jones, Nina Kettiger, and Zoe Darsee at Apartment, Berlin, DE.
2020 Reading with Natalie Mariko, Jessica Aimufua, Nina Kettiger, and Bitsy Knox at Hopscotch Reading Room, Berlin, DE.
2020 Solo performance: BLIND at Schloss Salon, Berlin, DE.
2019 Solo performance: Light Works, Or, poems for the Angel commissioned by Novembre Magazine, Paris, FR.
2019 Reading with Rachelle Rahmé, Isabel Mallet, and Zoe Brezsny New York City, USA.
2019 Solo performance: This life that we are still in a group exhibition, Shore Gallery, Vienna, AT.
2019 Reading with TABLOID at Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, DE.
2018 Reading with Cristine Brache, Lora Nouk, and Heide Hatry at Topos Bookstore, New York, USA.
2018 Duo performance: Poetic Witnessing with Kim Rosenfield at Performance Studies, New York, USA .
2018 Reading with Anne Waldman, Zoe Brezsny, Nkosi Nkululeko, Devin Brahja Waldman, and Bentley Anderson at Spoonbill Books, New York, USA.
2017 Reading with Kayla Ephros, Alix Vollum, and Dayton Castleman Poetic Research Bureau, Los Angeles, USA.
2017 Reading with Nadia de Vries, Alexandra Myshalov, and Waldon Pardon at Motto Books, Berlin, DE.
2017 Reading organized by CIXOUS 72 with Elaine Kahn, LA Warman, Natalia Panzer, and Zoe Darsee Nyc, USA.
2017 Solo performance: Jump over a rope while reading text messages until tired at Picture Room, New York, USA.
2016 Solo performance: Jump over a rope while reading text messages until tired at Farewell Books, Austin, USA.
2012 Solo performance: Between this and the other there is something at Valentines, Portland OR, USA.
SOUNDWORKS / RADIO
2022 Public Cloud Formations Brickbat Books, Philadelphia, USA.
2021 What bunny has a mouth that needs constant tending with S Whiteley and Janet Sit, UC San Diego, USA.
2021 Voice sample for Sanna Helena Berger’s album “A Movement", Cherche Encore, London, UK.
2021 The Piano on Schloss Salon, Cashmere Radio, Berlin, DE.
2021 Sounds like that pond is right here in the room on The Quarterless Review, New York, USA.
2020 The islands approaches are signals on TLTRPreß, Berlin, DE.
2020 A guide for seed in the wind on WET, Berlin, DE.
2019 Tales from Beneath Episode #10: Take you forward in history and show you something else reboot.fm, Berlin, DE.
2019 Tales from Beneath Episode #9: Moments of Recognition reboot.fm, Berlin, DE.
2019 A guide for the seed in the wind comissioned by N*ke for a brand activation, Berlin, DE
2022 roots with act of the sound we had born, exhibition text for Hans-Henning Korb, Fragile Gallery, Berlin, DE.
2022 Public Cloud Formations broadside, TLTRPreß 77th Anniversary (in dog years), a.p., Berlin, DE.
2022 The Crossing serial poem, form.iv edited by Isabel Mallet, Online.
2022 Two poems Spectra, Online & Print.
2021 flight logs exhibition text for “BATEARS” with Martin Kohout, EXILE, Vienna, AT.
2019 questions for the egret collaborative writing with Vi Khi Nao, Tagvverk, Online.
2017 Your legacy contact cross-genre writing, Tagvverk, Online.
2016 Namesake serial poem, Arachne Journal, Online
CURATORIAL / EDITORIAL
2021-Current Co-founder of experimental text/sound project and performance series called amatter.
2020 Organizer + curator of sound poetry compilation Thou who holds but owns not published by TLTRPreß.
2017 Organizer + curator of reading until the other day the other lay in the other at American Medium, Nyc, USA.
2017 - 2019 Organizer + curator of reading series at Spoonbill & Sugartown Books, New York City, USA.
2017 Co-organizer + co-curator of reading series Alignment with LA Warman at American Medium, New York City, USA.
2017 Editor of chapbook series Alignment made for reading series at American Medium, New York City, USA.
2016 Co-editor of poem elements with Zoe Darsee as document to our writing workshops, published by TABLOID.
2022 Momentum AiR, Berlin, DE