Friday, May 10, 2013


j/j hastain Engages

After Swann with text by Marthe Reed, animation by Yeon Choi and music by joshua carro. Directed and produced by Keith Dorwick
(Plastic Theater of Lafayette, 2012)

The video of After Swann is available on Amazon:

j/j hastain's audio engagement [-- Editor's Note: a gorgeous, lush engagement! --] is available at


Product Description for After Swann:

Poet Marthe Reed's text, a numbered series of language collages from Proust's Swann's Way, explores articulations of memory, gender, embodiment, and desire. Fourteen of her poems from that cycle are coupled with animation by Yeon Choi and music by joshua carro, especially composed for this project. Eighteen minutes in length, After Swann is lyrical and dreamlike, moving between the voice of Proust himself and Reed's playful intervention; the text is read by Forrest Roth and the poet.

The complete text of Swann's Way used as a source for this work is translated from the French by C. K. Scott Moncrieff, Henry Holt and Company, 1922, now in public domain.

Production Staff
Director and Producer: Keith Dorwick
Animation: Yeon Choi
Music: joshua carro
Text: Marthe Reed

Sound Engineering: Keith Dorwick and Yeon Choi

Readers: Forrest Roth and Marthe Reed

Special thanks to Karl Fontenot and KRVS for their help with the project.

Supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the Acadiana Center for the Arts.

After Swann is a production of the Plastic Theater of Lafayette.

After Swann copyright 2012 joshua carro, Yeon Choi, Keith Dorwick, and Marthe Reed.


j/j hastain is the author of several cross-genre books including the trans-genre book libertine monk (Scrambler Press), anti-memoir a vigorous (Black Coffee Press/ Eight Ball Press) and The Xyr Trilogy: a Metaphysical Romance. j/j’s writing has most recently appeared in Caketrain, Trickhouse, The Collagist, Housefire, Bombay Gin, Aufgabe and Tarpaulin Sky. j/j has been a guest lecturer at Naropa University, University of Colorado and University of Denver.

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