3718 St. Claude Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana

The Midden Heap Project

June-July 2016

On view were a selection of Kelley’s collages based on the Wake and
her artists books related to pages one through 216 of the text.

The listening stations featured works by sound artists Bernard Clarke and
Jonathan Nelson.

Among the sound works were Clarke’s “not yet,” a lively and inventive reading of
page one of the Wake and “thin lips, hair erect, loose carriage,” a portrait of James
Joyce based upon interviews culled from the archives of RTÉ, Ireland’s National
Radio Broadcaster.

Nelson’s “House of the Haunted Ink Bottle” is a sound collage consisting of
hundreds of vocal fragments that form a reading of pages 182-184 of Finnegans Wake.