Penn Libraries Events & Exhibitions
Make Perhaps This Out Sense Of Can You
Bob Cobbing
On Exhibit: August 30th - December 16th, 2007
Bob Cobbing (1920-2002, England) is a Concrete Text-Sound poet whose works are represented in the Sackner Archive of Concrete & Visual Poetry -- "Archive" rather than collection because it is a community space. Make Perhaps This Out Sense Of Can You is an intermedia event -- a mutual in/de/re/flection of text, sound, image and bodies. During this exhibition, the Rosenwald Gallery becomes a participatory site. In it, a fracture occurs: the word as word, sound, sight & communication as coordination -- what Khlebnikov calls "two circles of shooting stars"; a textual cosmology -- dissolving the metaphor "a body of language" and giving way to the generative concept that communication occurs as a LANGUAGE OF BODIES.
Exhibition reception: Wednesday, October 10th, 5:30pm
free and open to the public (please show photo ID at entrance)
Reservations appreciated but not required
Please email friends@pobox.upenn.edu or phone 1-800-390-1829
Rosenwald Gallery, 6th floor, Van-Pelt Dietrich Library Center
University of Pennsylvania, 3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Saturday, by prior arrangement, noon-4pm