Jordan Scott (CA)
Jordan Scott (CA) is the author of Silt (2005—nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize), blert (2008) and, with Stephen Collis, Decomp (2013). blert was adapted into a short film for Bravo! and was the subject of an on-line interactive documentary commissioned by the National Film Board of Canada. The intellectual stakes in Scott’s work—the investigation of embodied language/speech and disability, as well as ecopoetics and the “communicability” of information in the natural world—are of pressing concern to many contemporary writers and readers. Scott’s new project, Forced Drift, takes his prior work on the stutter into the socio-political realm of interrogation and “information retrieval.” Scott is currently the Writer in Residence at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC.
The absence of witness – five days in GTMO
Jordan Scott (CA) is a poet whose work investigates embodied language or speech and disability. Scott’s latest project expands prior research in the poetics of stutter into broader notions of dysfluency, the sociopolitical realm of interrogation, and ideas of permissibly surrounding speech acts. His remarks on Sunday will document his recent visit to the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Detention Centre in April 2015.
UNSOUND GTMO: recording the State of Exception
In April 2015, poet Jordan Scott (CA) visited the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Detention Centre, where he was able to collect a variety of ambient sound recordings. Scott will present these recordings of GTMO environments in order to ask whether they might comprise a way navigating government redaction, and/or to question the presumptive values of dysfluency and the (im) possibility of listening in spaces of trauma. Scott worked in collaboration with composer and critic Jason Starnes who curated and produced the sounds for this event. We will read some of the detainees poems and screen Caroline Bergvall's (UK) film Ghost Cargo (2011) before the sound work.
How do we write about physical disabilites and how does that effect the language and our view of each other?
Caspar Eric (DK) and Jordan Scott (CA) in conversation with theatre director Kjersti Horn (NO).