This website is a collaboration between Sophie Seita and Anna Moser.
Talk between Nudes is a collaboration that both enacts and subverts formal and feminist expectations through its engagement with unwieldy desires. It proceeds by way of exchange – through a frisson of correspondence, appropriations, improvisational acts, performances, and gifts in the facility of friendship.
Since 2013, Talk between Nudes has been penciled, inked, enveloped, folded, bound, unbound, and composed in the creases and collapses of words, lines, colour, shapes, ironies, excesses, and digressions. These processes work to uncover and stage under-acknowledged intricacies and contradictions in the material and performative labors of female makers.
Talk between Nudes probes habit, etiquette, expectation, discomfort, the uniform, the stable, the hopeful, the tragic, the melodramatic, and the aphoristic, through the sited interaction of textual, visual, and aural formats.
Sophie Seita works with poetry on the page, in performance and in video. She is the author of the chapbook 12 Steps (Wide Range, 2012) and the collection Fantasias in Counting (BlazeVOX, 2014), i mean i dislike that fate that i was made to where (a chapbook-translation of the German poet Uljana Wolf) won the 2014 Wonder Prize and is forthcoming as a chapbook from Wonder Press. Her videos have been exhibited and screened in the UK, US, Ireland and Germany. Her academic research focuses on avant-garde little magazines. She lives in Queens. See more: https://sophieseita.wordpress.com/.
Anna Moser writes and makes art in New York City, where she is a doctoral candidate in English at NYU. She is also an editor of Pelt magazine, published by the Organism for Poetic Research. Recent exhibitions include The White Castle Presents (Vols. 1 & 2) in Brooklyn. She previously received an Ellen Battell Stoeckel Trust Fellowship to attend the Yale at Norfolk School of Art. Through attention to material indexes in the natural world, her visual work investigates problems of memory and the limits of recognition. See more: www.annaccmoser.com/.
Seita and Moser met in 2011 at Cambridge University. Their collaboration began via gift exchange and correspondence in May of 2013.