Caroline Bergvall

Working Note

Flèsh acoeur was first developed to be one part of the Volumes of Vulnerability artists’ books project produced by Gefn Press (London, 2000). It is a tribute to four writers who, for all their cultural differences, share a trance-like understanding of the connections between text and physicality, between violence and verbal illumination, between the intimate and the public facets of sexual desire as also a desire for writing. In each their way, and these were frequently at odds with the declared values of their time, they explored and pushed such connections both in their work and in their body. Flèsh has been redesigned specifically for HOW2 with invaluable help from Anya Lewin.


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BIO: Caroline Bergvall, born in 1962, lives and works in England. She has had texts featured in a number of magazines in England and North America. Her work also appears in the anthologies Out of Everywhere & Foil: Defining Poetry 1985-2000. Recent texts include Eclat (Sound & Language, 1996) and Goan Atom: jets poupee (rempress, 1999) to be recreated for Krupskaya (San Francisco, forthcoming 2001). Work also includes collaborations on performances and text-based installations. She is Associate Fellow in Performance Writing at Dartington College of Arts.

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