Bumblemoth: News from the Studio


November 29, 2017

The launch for my new novel-with-photographs A LONG CURVING SCAR WHERE THE HEART SHOULD BE is hosted by the beloved Collected Works Bookstore on December 12 at 6pm – along with the launch of James Reich’s newest book SOFT INVASIONS. Check out the listing here and the facebook invite here.  The readings will be followed by a […]

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Forthcoming Anthology: “Nonagon” in Emergency Index by Ugly Duckling Presse

October 1, 2017

I’m delighted that “NONAGON FOR THE DEAD WHO ARE RISING,” my original piece for movement, monologue, and music by Arthur Kell will be forthcoming in Ugly Duckling Presse’s EMERGENCY INDEX: AN ANNUAL DOCUMENT OF PERFORMANCE PRACTICE . My original performance monologue/text was first published in Numero Cinq magazine and since then has been performed in multiple situations.  […]

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July 10, 2017

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY “In these stories, author and visual artist Wikswo’s juxtaposes dreamy, surreal prose with shadowed, ambiguous, occluded dreamscapes to haunting effect. Her stories defy narrative and instead read like a series of short poems or incantations—heady, euphoric, and full with loss.” Wikswo’s singular lines strike like the tone of a bell, resonating across pages, […]

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FIRST PODCAST / Bumblemoth Episode One: Creating Discomfort

May 15, 2017

I’d like to go down as a patriot on the side of discomfort. It’s dedicated to everybody I made angry this week. So here’s my first low-tech, home-made podcast dedicated to all the friends, adversaries, colleagues, neighbors, and ancestors that I argued with this week, and tomorrow’s plan to privilege my village’s cacti by offering […]

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04/09: Performing at Bowery Poetry in NYC

March 26, 2017

I’m delighted to be the featured performer on the evening of Sunday, April 9th at POET NYC and SLAMFIND at Bowery Poetry…led by Mason Granger at one of my favorite venues in the world. I’ll be reading about 20 minutes of all new work from my project on human rights and resistance in the US-Mexico Border region. […]

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3/27: Performance “WUPATKI” with Pamela Madsen at University of New Mexico

March 20, 2017

Delighted that my collaborative video-text-and-music piece WUPATKI – HOUSES OF THE ENEMIES – a collaboration with composer Pamela Madsen – will be featured in the 46th Annual John Donald Robb Composers’ Symposium at University of New Mexico. With special project support thanks to my Creative Capital fellowship.  Quintan Ana Wikswo’s WUPATKI / HOUSES OF THE ENEMIES […]

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01/17 on Soundcloud: “Carcass”

January 26, 2017

CARCASS written and read by QUINTAN ANA WIKSWO music composed and performed by ARTHUR KELL performed October 2016 at MADRID GENERAL, Madrid NM forthcoming on EDNA by the Millay Colony supported by Creative Capital and Some Serious Business CARCASS is an excerpt from the major body of work OUT HERE DEATH IS NO BIG DEAL, […]

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November 28, 2016

Quintan Ana Wikswo’s performance script for NONAGON FOR THE DEAD WHO ARE RISING (from OUT HERE DEATH IS NO BIG DEAL) is an improvised hybrid text accompanied by nine performance rituals – with music by Arthur Kell. A spiral of abstract conceptual compositions surrounding colonialism, genocide, and resistance, the Black Panthers, the Black Snake Dakota Access Pipeline, Nazi […]

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10/25: Premiering “MADRID HUNGERS” with Arthur Kell at Madrid General

October 20, 2016

Madrid General 2873 NM-14, Madrid, New Mexico 87010 October 25th at 8pm Some Serious Business and Madrid General present MADRID HUNGERS, an intimate reading and performance with the duo Quintan Ana Wikswo (writer, poet) and SSB Artist-in-Residence Arthur Kell (composer/upright bassist). Accompanied by Kell on bass, Wikswo reads her provocative prose poems and stories set in […]

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10/22: Premiering “Nonagon for the Dead who are Rising” at Radical Abicus

October 20, 2016

Radical Abicus 1226 Calle de Comercio, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507 9pm – 1am $5 NONAGON FOR THE DEAD WHO ARE RISING Quintan Ana Wikswo (writer, visual artist, performer) and Arthur Kell (composer, upright bassist) premiere their new work “Nonagon for the Dead who are Rising,” a spiral of abstract conceptual compositions surrounding colonialism, the black […]

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6/26 “LUMINOSITY: THE PASSIONS OF MARIE CURIE” German Premiere at Festpiel Tolstefanz

June 24, 2016

For those of you in Germany, I’m pleased to let you know that the chamber opera Luminosity: The Passions of Marie Curie by composer Pamela Madsen with video by Quintan Ana Wikswo –Pierre’s Dissertation on Crystals– will be performed by the extraordinary Nicholas Isherwood June 26th at the Festpiel Tolstenfanz! We are all very excited about the ELECTRIC […]

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World Tour of opera “LUMINOSITY: THE PASSIONS OF MARIE CURIE” with video projections

April 13, 2016

quintan ana wikswo luminosity marie curie video photography

I’m thrilled to announce the upcoming international tour of the multi-media opera LUMINOSITY: THE PASSIONS OF MARIE CURIE, a collaboration composed byPamela Madsen with my site-specific video and image installations and projections, which I created at the labs of Marie Curie in Paris. Luminosity: The Passions of Marie Curie is a multi-media opera about the passions of […]

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2/24: “POLONIUM” performed in CSUF New Music Festival

February 12, 2016

My video projection POLONIUM, a collaboration with composer Pamela Madsen will be performed on Feb 24 as part of the 15th Annual CSUF New Music Festival, along with works by Pauline Oliveros and Arvo Part. I spent two weeks filming at Marie Curie’s laboratories in Paris, and love this collaboration! If you’re in town hope […]

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GREENLIGHT BOOKSTORE READING 7/7: “one of Brooklyn’s most engaging artistic and literary voices”

June 27, 2015

GREENLIGHT BOOKS // BROOKLYN  Tuesday, July 7, 7:30 PM Quintan Ana Wikswo presents The Hope of Floating Has Carried Us This Far In conversation with Robert Repino Reading with video projection and live musical accompaniment by bassist Arthur Kell Brooklyn-based author, visual artist, photographer, and filmmaker Quintan Ana Wikswo is a former human rights activist whose experiences inform […]

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LA Weekly Critic’s Pick 6/23: LA Book Launch / “an artist and writer who has never limited herself to only one medium and certainly not to two dimensions.”

June 19, 2015

“The Hope of Floating Has Carried Us This Far is the acclaimed new book of words and images by Quintan Ana Wikswo, an artist and writer who has never limited herself to only one medium and certainly not to two dimensions. “Although the foundation of the book is her sparkling prose, the accompanying visual art is […]

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