Performance: “Ars Poetica” by counter)induction and Marlanda Dekine

Group of eight adults all dressed in black standing staggered on a white staircase


Join us in the galleries for a special performance of “Ars Poetica,” a muso-poetic collaborative project between composer Douglas Boyce and poet Marlanda Dekine, performed by counter)induction and Dekine. In the work, complex sound textures envelop the poet and their words, resonating with the images and moods of the poems, and shifting from gentle moments of reflection to violent savagery to spiritual considerations. After the performance, GW student poets will join in a celebration of these distinct but entwined artistic domains.

The event will take place in the third-floor galleries, amid Anne Lindberg’s site-specific installation what color is divine light?

This event is co-sponsored by the GW Creative Writing Program and the Jenny McKean Moore Reading Series.

About the Installation

Contemporary artist Anne Lindberg’s immersive installation transforms light and thread into a site for contemplation and reflection on connections with ourselves, communities and individual conceptions of the divine. A series of programs within the gallery bring community members together for shared experiences designed to foster understanding and transcendence. Learn more about the installation

About counter)induction

Counter)induction, or c)i, has been an active force in contemporary concert music since its founding two decades ago, premiering hundreds of works and appearing on many recordings, most recently "Against Method" on New Focus recordings in 2020. c)i includes two GW faculty as members, pianist Ning Yu and composer Douglas Boyce, and has visited the university many times for performances and master classes with students.

How to Participate

This program will take place in person at the museum. Registration is required, and space is limited.

About Exhibition Programs

Virtual and in-person programs explore themes from the exhibitions Prayer and Transcendence and Anne Lindberg: what color is divine light? Browse upcoming programs