#VivaWords

A research residency for the 2019 edition of VIVA! Art Action

September 25 to 28, 2019

For the seventh edition of VIVA! Art Action, Simon Brown will part-take in a playful, multilingual writing residency at Artexte. On-site use of various collaborative and experimental approaches, in dialogue with the performances. Publication of produced texts in real time on Twitter during the festival.

Simon Brown is a poet, translator and artist from southwestern New Brunswick (traditional territory of the Peskotomuhkati Nation) currently based in Québec’s Montérégie-Est region (traditional territory of the Abenaki Nation). His texts have been presented in books, interdisciplinary artworks, collaborative performances, and via platforms such as Lemon Hound, Estuaire, Le Sabord, Vallum, Poetry Is Dead, Watts, and filling Station. As a translator, he has adapted texts by Erin Robinsong, Maude Pilon, Alice Burdick, Angela Carr, Danielle LaFrance and Jacob Wren, among others. His collections and artist’s books have been published in Québec, Canada and France by Vanloo, Moult, Le laps, squint press, and Paper Pusher.