“Let me dance, moon to sun, crossing w/ my picture. The rabbits /are/ the stars. Or let’s be as someone sd Americans are AMATEURS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE.”
“Seydel delighted in the formal, the rhythmic, the alchemical: the way a red dot migrates across several pages or the mole-ish shape is reimagined; the notation of dreams and invocations of animals . . .”
A stunning portrait of a woman for whom the distance between the ordinary and extraordinary, the ecstatic and the desolate, coherence and inscrutability, loneliness and embrace seems to collapse. She is, in the multiple layers of her construction, absolutely authentic.
Said Robert Seydel in an interview with Savina Velkova: “Her mind and hand are my own, but amplified.”
Poet Peter Gizzi, artist Richard Kraft, and poet Mónica de la Torre (also Senior Editor at BOMB Magazine) converse about the inimitable work of Robert Seydel at an event at Printer Matter, NYC.
Two elegies in poetry and collage by Peter Gizzi and Richard Kraft, friends of the late artist Robert Seydel.