Raise Your Forks!

Posted: May 7, 2013 in collaboration, fluxus, performances, poetry, travel

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SIX of us RAISED OUR FORKS at a restaurant in Keith Buchholz’s neighborhood after the evening’s performances at The Revisionist art gallery in St. Louis.

Upon leaving the restaurant a man outside asked us for money. Chuck’s leftovers (the guy without a fork, Jennifer Weigel’s husband) were promptly given away (by Jennifer), and we removed the lint from one of my fork lint pins when he asked for a fork to eat it with.

Also leftover from that evening is this collaborative cinquain:

a link

pen sought ran ox

mallow-marsh chill the air

welcome wielding timing taken

SING OUT

Written by Jennifer Weigel, William Huie, Paul Fernandes, Joel Minor, and Emily Hemeyer. They are the five audience volunteers who completed “A Penny for Your Thoughts”, my ritual performance score in which collaborative cinquains are the result.

Emily had invited us to St. Louis MO for Fluxus Potlatch: a poetry reading and event performances on Friday, May 3rd 2013 – featuring Keith Buchholz, John M. Bennett, and me. We performed as 2nd in SPORE’s Spring Series at The Revisionist Inn. Many thanks to Paul Fernandes for hosting the space in an old brick building – cozy with wine, candlelight, rain falling outside – the nine of us with wood seats on wood floor, an old mantle with a window instead of a mirror, and an antique organ.

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  1. I am so glad that Chuck & I were able to come for the Fluxus Potlatch poetry reading and visit with everyone while you and John Bennett were in town. It was great. Wonderful performance! And we couldn’t have wished for better company for dinner / late-night munchies! I shall treasure my remaining fork lint pin… 🙂

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