Les Figues authors Martin
Glaz Serup
(Copenhagen) and Christine Wertheim (Los Angeles) will be on
a Field Tour of the Field States from November 3-10, 2012.

Glaz Serup and Wertheim will also be creating a video-document entitled
The Field / Field States. Inspired by Glaz Serup’s book, The Field,
different people along the tour route (event attendees, students, etc.)
will be asked to read one of the hundred pieces of The Field on video,
creating short clips of field texts in different voices, different bodi

genders, and personas—though all from “field states” in the American
Midwest (Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio). The filmed version will
embody Glaz Serup’s The Field, performing everybody’s autobiography.

Saturday, 11/3/12: Red Rover Series, Chicago, Illinois
at Outer Space Studio | 1474 N. Milwaukee Ave

Monday, 11/5/12: Lake Forest College, classroom visit

Tuesday, 11/6/12: Kenyon Review Reading Series, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio

Thursday, 11/8/12: House Reading, South Bend Indiana

Friday, 11/9/12: PUB.UNIT Presents, Illinois State University

Martin Glaz Serup was born in 1978 and has published six children’s
books, most recently an illustrated story entitled When granddad was a
postman (2010). He has also published six collections of poetry; his
long poem The Field (2010) has been published in Denmark (2010), USA
(2011), Sweden (2012) and Finland (2013). Serup is the former founding
editor of the Nordic web-magazine for literary criticism Litlive and the
literary journal Apparatur, and is the former managing editor of the
poetrymagazine Hvedekorn. He has taught creative writing at The
University of Southern Denmark and at The University of Aarhus; he is
currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Copenhagen. In 2006 Serup
received the Michael Strunge Prize for poetry and in 2008 he received a
Gold medal from The University of Copenhagen for his dissertation of
Poetry and Relational Aesthetics. In 2012 he was awarded the prestigious
three-year grant from the Danish Art’s Council.

is a poet, critic, performer and curator with a doctorate in
literature and semiotics from Middlesex University, London. Her books
include the poetic suite +|‘me’S-pace (Les Figues Press), Corpus, a
chapbook from Triage, and the edited anthology Feminaissance (Les Figues
Press). With Matias Viegener she organized an annual series of
conferences on innovative writing from 2004 –2010: Séance, Noulipo,
Impunities, Feminaissance, Untitled, and Untilted NY. From these they
edited the anthologies Séance (Make Now Press) and The n/Oulipian
Analaects (Les Figues Press), a Bomb Magazine Editor’s Choice for 2008.
Her poetry has been anthologized in numerous collections including
Against Expression, ed. C. Dworkin and K. Goldsmith (Northwestern
University Press), The & Now Awards: The Best Innovative Writing,
eds. R. Archambeau, D. Schneiderman and S. Tomasula (Lake Forest College
Press), I’ll Drown My Book (Les Figues Press), and The LA Telephone
Book, Vol. 1 2011-12, ed. Brian Kim Stephans. Recent poems appear in
Mandorla and Hunter. She regularly writes critical pieces on art,
literature and aesthetics, including for Cabinet, X-tra, The Quick and
the Dead, Walker Art Center cat., and Patarcitical Interogation
Techniques, vol 3, ed. Doug Harvey. She lectures and performs
internationally, most recently at the Sorbonne, Birkbeck College,
London, the University of Western Sydney, Melbourne University, and
LaTrobe University, Melbourne. With her sister Margaret she co-directs
the Institute For Figuring (IFF), which curates exhibitions and seminars
on the intersections of art, science and mathematics; most recently at
the Smithsonian, the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum, The Science Gallery,
Dublin, the Museum Kunst der Westküste, Fohr, Germany, and The New
Children’s Museum, San Diego. In 2011 the sisters received the Theo
Westenberger Grant for Outstanding Female Artists from the Autry
National Center. In February 2012 the IFF opened a new space in downtown
LA with the exhibition Physics on the Fringe, selected as a Best of LA
by the LA Weekly, 2012. Her new book Mutters and Babels is forthcoming
from Couterpath Books in 2013. For more information see http://christine-wertheim.com/ <http://christine-wertheim.com/> and http://theiff.org/ <http://theiff.org/>