The Song Cave: Boston
31 January - 6 March 2015
Opening: 31 January 2014, 6 - 9 pm

Press Release

Installation Views

Reading on 21 February 2015


Mary Manning, Animal YouTubes, 2015, C-Print, 13 x 9 inches

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Press Release

For the month of February, kijidome has invited small press The Song Cave to inhabit our space and curate an exhibition.
 
Beginning in 2009 as a hand-made chapbook series focusing on long poems, The Song Cave published emerging and established poets side-by-side, drawing attention and new readers to both. In 2013, the press began publishing full-length books, beginning with A Dark Dreambox of Another Kind: The Poems of Alfred Starr Hamilton. The subsequent books range from debut poetry collections, art criticism, and translations of Latin poetry. In order to support the publication of these books and help raise funds for the publication of future books, various artists, including Kim Gordon, Richard Prince, Josh Smith, R.H. Quaytman, Eileen Quinlan, and more, have donated special limited-edition prints for the press to sell. The Song Cave is run and edited by Ben Estes and Alan Felsenthal.
 
The Song Cave: Boston will exist as a kind of pop-up shop in the gallery, featuring all of their titles (including all out of print chapbooks) and a selection of the fundraising prints. Along with publications, The Song Cave will also exhibit the work of two artists: Mary Manning and Mariah Dekkenga. “With a certain emphasis on the human impulse to make and record, we also hope to cement into the world the gesture of generosity, love, elegance and quiet confidence that we, as The Song Cave, see in all of this work.” 
 
Mary Manning, a photographer and cinephile, currently lives and works in New York City. She has exhibited at Space 15 Twenty in LA, had a solo show, If the Stadium Were Empty I Would Be Able to See More Clearly, at Jackie Klempay Gallery, and was a panelist for Finding Photography at the New Museum.A book of her photographs, First Impressions of Greece, was published by Peradam in 2014. More of her work can be found on her website www.unchangingwindow.com.

Mariah Dekkenga currently lives in Doha, Qatar. Recent solo exhibitions include: Soft Geometries, Eli Ping Gallery, New York; Mariah Dekkenga, Spare Room Projects, Brooklyn, NY; Everything you can imagine is something you already know, Marvin Cone Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IA; Recent group exhibitions include Suzannegeiss.net, Suzanne Geiss, New York; Windows, Denny Gallery, New York, NY; True Singing is a Different Breathing, Vaudeville Park, New York.

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A Reading

The Song Cave: Boston
A Reading
Saturday, 21 February 2015, 6 - 8 pm
Geoffrey Hilsabeck, Chris Schlegel, Elizabeth Zuba

Geoffrey Hilsabeck is the author of the chapbooks The Keepers of Secrets (Kenyon Review) and Vaudeville (The Song Cave). His poems and essays have appeared in various publications, including Seneca Review, 6x6, and We Are So Happy to Know Something. He lives in Concord, MA.

Born and raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, Chris Schlegel studied German at Princeton and received an MFA in poetry from the Iowa Writers' Workshop in 2013. He is now an English PhD student at Harvard and lives in Somerville, MA. His book Tree Hydrangia, Hills of Snow, will be published by The Song Cave later this year.

Elizabeth Zuba is the editor of Not Nothing: Selected Writings by Ray Johnson 1954-1994 (Siglio Press, 2014); a selection works and writings by Marcel Broodthaers (Siglio Press, 2015); and an anthology of contemporary U.S. poetry, La Familia Americana (Cosmopoetica Madrid, 2010). She has recently translated Broodthaers’s Pense-Bete (Granary Books, 2015) and is the author of Ray Johnson’s Art World (Feigen Gallery, 2014). A chapbook of Ms. Zuba’s poetry will be published by The Song Cave in 2015.

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Installation Views


The Song Cave: Boston, Installation View, 2015


The Song Cave: Boston, Installation View, 2015


The Song Cave: Boston, Installation View, 2015


The Song Cave: Boston, Installation View, 2015


The Song Cave: Boston, Installation View, 2015


The Song Cave: Boston, Installation View, 2015


The Song Cave: Boston, Installation View, 2015


The Song Cave: Boston, Installation View, 2015


The Song Cave: Boston, Installation View, 2015


The Song Cave: Boston, Installation View, 2015


The Song Cave: Boston, Installation View, 2015