Oath of Stone Oak
Theodore Darst and Robert Fitterman
Exhibition at Büro BDP
August 31 - September 3
Opening August 31, 19-22h
Performance by Klaus Killisch and Enkidu rankX
Oath of Stone Oak is a collaboration between poet Robert Fitterman and visual artist Theodore Darst. For the text, Oath of Stone Oak borrows fragments from metal song lyrics that refer to Nature. For the images, Darst employs a variety of digital collage production modes to amplify a similar vernacular of decay, nature, consumption and destruction.
Theodore Darst is an artist living and working in Manhattan. He recently staged solo exhibitions at Magenta Plains and Lubov in NYC as well as a collaborative show with Collin Leitch at Kings Leap, Brooklyn. Darst’s work was included in The 2016 Artists’ Film Biennial at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London, and group exhibitions at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, The Museum of the Moving Image, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.
Robert Fitterman is the author of 14 books of poetry including This Window Makes Me Feel (Ugly Duckling Press 2018), Nevermind (Wonder Books, 2016), No Wait, Yep. Definitely Still Hate Myself (Ugly Duckling Press, 2014), Holocaust Museum (Counterpath, 2013, and Veer [London] 2012), and Metropolis—a long poem in 4 separate volumes. He has collaborated with several visual artists, including: Theo Darst, Natalie Czech, Serkan Ozkaya, Nayland Blake, Fia Backström, Tim Davis and Klaus Killisch. He is the founding member of the artists and writers collective, Collective Task. He teaches writing and poetry at New York University and at the Bard College, Milton Avery School of Graduate Studies. www.robertfitterman.com