Leave Loom / Casting Party

Jennifer Scappettone and Joshua G. Stein present materials research and archaeologies of futurism and of waiting

Thursday, July 30
Doors open at 7 pm
Slip casting and performance begin at 7:30 pm

Leave Loom is a large garbage documentary stanza woven at WUHO over the past several months from the year’s discarded household materials and donations from visitors to the Salvage Series. Scappettone will invite others to help her “play” the loom and its AR counterpart in anticipation of its dismantling. Casting Party is an opportunity to examine the relationship between solid form and viscous movement. Joshua G. Stein will demonstrate the techniques of ceramic slip casting and their implications for more abstract and dynamic landscapes in the work of Radical Craft. Celebration to follow.

Jennifer Scappettone is a poet, translator, and scholar with interests in the reciprocal interference of language, architecture, and public space. She is the author of the poetry collection From Dame Quickly and of Killing the Moonlight: Modernism in Venice, a finalist for the Modernist Studies Association’s 2015 Book Award. She edited and translated Locomotrix: Selected Poetry and Prose of Amelia Rosselli, winner of the Academy of American Poets’s Raiziss/De Palchi Prize, and curated Belladonna Elders Series 5: Poetry, Landscape, Apocalypse, with new writing by Etel Adnan and Lyn Hejinian. Exit 43, a cross-genre work on toxic archaeologies and salvage, is in progress for Atelos Press, with a web-based installation to come in collaboration with Judd Morrissey. Her visual and sound poems have been installed in Berkeley, Brussels, Chicago, Ghent, Nagoya, New York City, Providence, Rome, and Turin. In 2014-15, she was in residency at the Huntington Library, the Getty Research Institute, and the Bogliasco Foundation. She is an associate professor at the University of Chicago.

Joshua G. Stein is founder of the Los Angeles-based studio Radical Craft and the co-director of the Data Clay Network (, a forum for exploring the interplay between digital techniques and ceramic materials. Radical Craft ( operates as a laboratory for testing how traditional phenomena (from archaeology to craft) can inflect the production of urban spaces and artifacts, evolving newly grounded approaches to the challenges posed by contemporary virtuality, velocity, and globalization. He has taught at the California College of the Arts, Cornell University, SCI-Arc, and the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. He was a 2010-11 Rome Prize Fellow in Architecture, and is currently Associate Professor of Architecture at Woodbury University.


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