Western Front Media Arts is pleased to present Michael Turner’s text “Three Readings: Camera, Tape and Sound (Kathy Acker, Steve McCaffery/bpNicol, and Kevin Davies, as introduced by George Bowering)” for free PDF download. As part of “Past is Prologue”, Western Front Media Arts new archival research platform, this text is the first in a series of writings considering the Western Front Media Archive.
As inaugural “Past is Prologue” researcher-in- residence, Michael Turner built on an interest in expanded literary practices in Vancouver, conducting research around the Western Front Media Archive’s collection of largely unseen video documentation of literary readings that took place at Western Front in the 1970s and 1980s. This research culminated in a screening, a talk and a text presented by Michael Turner, all under the title “Three Readings: Camera, Tape and Sound (Kathy Acker, Steve McCaffery/bpNicol, and Kevin Davies, as introduced by George Bowering)”. The screening and talk took place on January 12, 2011 in the Grande Luxe Hall.