Notes on the Voyage of Owl and Girl

Notes on the Voyage of Owl and Girl is a work of computer-generated fiction which conflates and confabulates characters, facts, and forms of narrative accounts of voyages into unknown seas undertaken over the past 2340 years. A somewhat laconic owl and a girl most serious, most adventurous, most determined voyage through a cartographic assemblage of fluid floating places – discontinuous surfaces pitted with points of departure, escape routes, lines of flight. In this performance the narrative, generative, and poetic voices of Owl and Girl are woven into one spoken script.

J. R. Carpenter is a Canadian artist, writer, researcher, performer, and maker of zines, poetry, short fiction, long fiction, non-fiction, and non-linear intertextual hypermedia and computer-generated texts. Her first novel won the Expozine Alternative Press Award for Best English Book (2009). Her digital literature has been presented at museums, galleries, conferences and festivals around the world. She was honoured with a retrospective at the Electronic Literature Organization Conference in June 2012. She is currently a post-graduate researcher at University of the Arts London, UK.


Date: Thursday September 26, 2013, 20h30 – 22h00
Place: Le Cube, 20 cours Saint-Vincent, Issy-les-Moulineaux