JEN BERVIN'S SILK POEMS

Director/Cinematographer/Editor 

Jen Bervin’s Silk Poems
a video by Charlotte Lagarde
10 minutes, 2016

EXHIBITION

DESCRIPTION

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 

November 2017

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.

FUNDERS

Creative Capital

The Bogliasco Foundation

Montalvo Arts Center