Drawing from philosophy (including Pre-Socratic materialists, Nietzsche, and Spinoza), A Spectacular Influence by Chantal Neveu offers readers an exercise in extreme perception. With clear lines and minimalist language, A Spectacular Influence solicits movement in melancholy as a way of celebrating the intimate role that each of us plays in the human collective experience.
Join us for a reading and dialogue with Québec poet, Chantal Neveu, on her latest work, A Spectacular Influence. Ms. Neveu is the artist in residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as a recipient of a grant from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.
Thursday, November 19th, 12-1pm
Joan Flasch Artists Book Room
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
37 South Wabash, 5th Floor
(Monroe red and blue line stops;
Wabash brown and purple line stops)
Friday, November 20th, 7pm
with Keston Sutherland
2337 North Milwaukee
(California blue line stop;
major cross streets are Fullerton
Chantal Neveu is a franchophone writer and interdisciplinary artist from Montreal. She has written many works including, A Spectacular Influence, coït, mentale and Èdres followed by Èdres l Dehors. A Spectacular Influence and coït have been translated from French to English. Ms. Neveu is a member of the Société des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques as well as the Union des écrivaines et écrivains du Québec. As a recipient of Conseil des arts et des lettres grants, Chantal Neveu has been an artist in residence in Brussels, Lyon, Bavaria, Flanders, and Avignon.