Drum Machine Editions presents PROTECTION RITUALS: virtual book launch & poetry reading with artist Wade Tullier and poet Rita Mookerjee.
READ BY: Whitney Gilchrist, Jessica Q. Stark, Molly Marotta, Claire Meuschke, Rita Mookerjee, Dorothy K. Chan, Christina Giarrusso, & Maria Clara Melo.
Video assembled from reader-submitted footage. Editing and sound design by Erik Pedersen. Additional footage by Rita Mookerjee, Erik Pedersen, and Wade Tullier.
PROTECTION RITUALS is a collection of drawings and ekphrastic poems by Wade Tullier (Detroit, MI) and Rita Mookerjee (Ames, IA). Published by Drum Machine Editions on 05/22/2020. Limited edition of 100.
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WADE TULLIER is a Detroit-based visual artist working primarily in ceramics. Raised in southern Louisiana, he holds a BFA from Louisiana State University and received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2017. Tullier has exhibited in numerous solo shows nationally including Underfoot (ROYGBIV Gallery, Columbus, OH), High Water Marks (Devening Projects, Chicago, IL), and New Familiars (Projects Gallery, Akron, OH). He has also shown internationally, most recently presenting work in Reykjavik, Iceland and Munich, Germany.
RITA MOOKERJEE is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Women's and Gender Studies Program at Iowa State University. Her poetry is featured in Aaduna, New Orleans Review, Sinister Wisdom, Queen Mob's Teahouse, and Cosmonauts Avenue. She is the author of the chapbook Becoming the Bronze Idol (Bone & Ink Press, 2019). She is the Poetry Editor and Founding Editor of Honey Literary, Assistant Poetry Editor of Split Lip Magazine, and a poetry staff reader for [PANK].
This event is part of Vancouver Art Book Fair's ART BOOK MONTH. Art Book Month is a parallel series of events hosted in spaces across Vancouver (and the rest of the planet) by a variety of artists, curators, collectives, and institutions who are actively exploring publishing as an artistic medium.