JEN BERVIN'S SILK POEMS
Jen Bervin’s Silk Poems
a video by Charlotte Lagarde
10 minutes, 2016
MASS MoCA - part of Explode Every Day: An Inquiry into the Phenomena of Wonder
May 2016 through April 2017
Artisterium 10, Tbilisi History Museum, Georgia
Video component of Silk Poems by Jen Bervin.
A poem written nanoscale in the form of a silk biosensor, the Silk Poems takes this ancient textile material silk as subject and form, exploring the cultural, scientific, and linguistic complexities of silk imagined inside the body. The project has three components:
a nanoimprinted poem on silk film (fabricated at Tufts University’s Silk Lab) through a microscope
a reading version of the poem
a video on the Silk Poems research by Charlotte Lagarde.
The Bogliasco Foundation
Montalvo Arts Center