J. R. Carpenter

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Residency: 
United Kingdom
GB
Nationality: 
Canada
CA
United Kingdom
GB
Born: 
1972
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J. R. Carpenter is a Canadian artist, writer, performer, and researcher based in Plymouth, UK. She was born in Nova Scotia, Canada, in 1972, and lived in Montreal, Canada, from 1990 - 2009. She has been using the Internet as a medium for the creation and dissemination of experimental texts since 1993. Her work has been presented at museums, galleries, conferences, and festivals around the world and is included in The Rhizome ArtBase, the Electronic Literature Collection Volumes One, Two, and Three, and the ELMCIP Anthology of European Electronic Literature.

Her web-based work, The Gathering Cloud (2016) won the New Media Writing Prize, and was was short-listed for the Robert Coover Prize for a Work of Electronic Literature. A book by the same name was published by Uniformbooks in 2017. Her web-app This is a Picture of Wind (2018) won the Dot Award for Digital Literature and the Opening Up Digital Fiction People's Choice Award, and was shortlisted for for the Robert Coover Prize for a Work of Electronic Literature and New Media Writing Prize.

Her essays, art reviews, poetry and short fiction have been broadcast on CBC Radio, translated into French, Italian, German, and Spanish, and published in numerous journals and anthologies. She is a winner of the CBC Quebec Short Story Competition (2003 & 2005), the QWF Carte Blanche Quebec Award (2008), and the Expozine Alternative Press Award for Best English Book for her first novel, Words the Dog Knows (2008). Her debut poetry collection An Ocean of Static was Highly Commended for the Forward Prizes (2018).

Carpenter has been awarded research and creation grants in literature and new media from the Conseil des Arts de Montreal, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec and Canada Council for the Arts. She is a fellow of Yaddo, Ucross, Caldera, Struts, The Banff Centre, and The Vermont Studio Center. She was E-Writer-in-Residence in the Performance Writing area at Dartington College of Art (UK) in 2009. She served as President of the Board of Directors of OBORO, an artist-run gallery and new media lab in Montreal, from 2006-2011. She served on the faculty for In(ter)ventions: Literary Practice at the Edge at The Banff Centre 2011-2014. She served on the Scientific Committee of Labex Arts-H2H at University of Paris 8, Paris, France 2016-2018.

In 2015 she completed a PhD in Performance Writing, Digital Literature, and Media Archaeology at the University of the Arts London (UK) and was awarded a Postdoctoral Visiting Fellowship at the Eccles Centre for North American Studies at the British Library. She works as an Associate Lecturer at Plymouth University, UK. Source: http://luckysap.com/bio.html

Works by this author:

Work title Publication Type Year
Wanderkammer: A Walk Through Texts Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online journal) 2011
CityFish Exhibited at gallery or event, Presented at conference or festival, Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online journal) 2010
GENERATION[S] Print publication 2010
Gorge Performance, Print publication, Published on the Web (individual site), Other venue 2010
I've Died and Gone to Devon Presented at conference or festival, Published on the Web (individual site) 2010
Whisper Wire Exhibited at gallery or event, Presented at conference or festival, Print publication, Published on the Web (individual site) 2010
Excerpts from the Chronicles of Pookie & JR Exhibited at gallery or event, Presented at conference or festival, Print publication, Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online journal) 2009
The River Dart Published on the Web (social network) 2009
in absentia Exhibited at gallery or event, Presented at conference or festival, Print publication, Published on disc, CD, or DVD, Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online journal), Other venue 2008
Tributaries & Text-Fed Streams: A Feed-Reading of the Capilano Review Exhibited at gallery or event, Presented at conference or festival, Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online journal) 2008
les huit quartiers du sommeil Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online journal) 2007
Entre Ville Exhibited at gallery or event, Presented at conference or festival, Published on disc, CD, or DVD, Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online journal), Other venue 2006
How I Loved the Broken Things of Rome Exhibited at gallery or event, Installation, Presented at conference or festival, Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online journal) 2005
The Cape Exhibited at gallery or event, Presented at conference or festival, Print publication, Published on disc, CD, or DVD, Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online journal) 2005
(a grammar of signs has replaced a botany of symptoms) Exhibited at gallery or event, Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online gallery) 1998
Notions of the Archival in Memory and Deportment Exhibited at gallery or event, Print publication, Published on the Web (individual site) 1997
Mythologies of Landforms and Little Girls Exhibited at gallery or event, Presented at conference or festival, Published on the Web (individual site) 1996
Fishes and Flying Things Published on the Web (individual site), Published on the Web (online journal) 1995

Critical writing by this author:

Title Publication Type Publisher Year
Conversations with Poets about Technology (CAPTA) Video Interview with J. R. Carpenter Interview 2012
Performance of Code: Jörg Piringer in Conversation with J. R. Carpenter Conference paper or presentation 2012
Taroko Gorge Remixed: Repetition and Difference in Machine Texts Forum 2012
The Broadside of a Yarn: A Situationist Strategy for Spinning Sea Stories Ashore Article in a print journal, Conference paper or presentation Performance Research 2012
Traces of the trAce Online Writing Centre 1995-2005 Article in an online journal Jacket2 2012
TRANS.MISSION [A.DIALOGUE]: Locating Narrative Resonance in Transatlantic Communications Networks Conference paper or presentation 2012
CityFish Article or chapter in a book 2011
Collecting digital literature in Europe Article in an online journal Jacket2 2011
CONT3XT.NET is Everything Article in an online journal Jacket2 2011
Entre Ville: this city between us redux Article in an online journal Media: Culture : Pedagogy 2011
Generating Books: Paradoxical Print Snapshots of Digital Literary Processes Conference paper or presentation 2011
Kac, Cayley, and Kargl on Translation Article in an online journal Jacket2 2011
Paradoxical Print Publishers TRAUMAWIEN Article in an online journal Jacket2 2011
Performing Digital Texts in European Contexts Article in an online journal Jacket2 2011
Voice of the poet programmer Jörg Piringer Article in an online journal Jacket2 2011
Two Poems and a Conversation With J.R. Carpenter Interview Lemon Hound 2010
Entre Ville: This City Between Us Article in an online journal Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures 2009
Mapping a Web of Words Invited lecture 2008
The Cape: The Backstory Article on the author's website 2008
Getting in on the Ground Floor: A Hazy History of How and Why We Banded Together Article or chapter in a book Studio XX 2007
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