Category Crinolines

Cutting Carbons

New book from the Institute: Drew Milne, Cutting Carbons (2019). 20 pages, 3 poems in sequence – ‘Rock Song’, ‘Cutting carbons in the sky’ and ‘Plastic Palace’ – (epigraph and extracts below) in an edition of 100 copies (£4.00 / £5.00 including UK postage / postage elsewhere on request). ‘Rock Song’ and ‘Cutting carbons in […]

For Robert: An Anthology

An Anthology for Robert, June 2017 RHUL Poetics Research Centre Electric Crinolines Editions. https://indd.adobe.com/embed/f4f65fa1-970f-467f-8cd0-48405e21d73b?startpage=1&allowFullscreen=true

Smock

Hot on the heels of ‘Mox Nox’, the Institute of Electric Crinolines are delighted to announce the publication of Redell Olsen’s new chapbook, ‘Smock’. Printed in an edition of 200 numbered copies, with full colour printing of image and text through, the book is 28 pages long. The book is framed by an epigraph from Luce […]

Mox Nox

The Institute are delighted to announce publication of Redell Olsen’s new book ‘Mox Nox’. The book was handmade in an edition of 10 copies for BOOKMARE project 2, ‘of average sunlight’, currently on show in Kingsgate Studios, London. Set in Gill Sans and Copperplate, printed on Canelletto 160 and tracing paper, the edition features photosensitive adhesive […]

Solar Commune

The Institute are delighted to announce the publication of Drew Milne’s latest book, well booklet really. It’s called ‘solar commune’ and it’s just a tad under A6 in dimensions, printed on handmade papers, using writing by Drew and photographs he took in the Luberon, France, in the summer of 2016. The photographs are of a secretive community […]

seasonal greetings

happy new year from everyone at the Institute

lichen sayings

An unprecedented surge in votes for lichens has persuaded some here at the Institute that it might be worth sharing a few of the many proverbs, aphorisms and otherwise abbreviated sayings that make up lichen folklore. Drew Milne, curator of the Institute’s lichen research section, is currently applying for grants like it’s going out of […]

Vote Lichen

Here at the Institute, the recent election saw Drew Milne campaigning for the politics of lichens. Taking some well earned time off from a hectic schedule, he attempted to put the wider perspective into a thoroughly provincial and depressing election. Here are a few of his election posters.

Lichen Gruel

Here at the Institute, we’ve been so busy, it’s been a while since we’ve posted anything. Here’s a glimpse of Drew Milne’s recent piece of work entitled ‘Lichen Gruel’, currently on show in Churchill College, Cambridge as part of the group show ‘Englightened Perspectives: an exhibition working through science and art’. The show is up […]

Visual Poetics Exhibition: Cambridge

English Faculty Library, University of Cambridge Curated by Redell Olsen  

News from the youth section

Younger members of the Institute often confuse juvenilia with juvenalia, but research into seasonal forms of transport goes ahead regardless. With the count down in full swing, the relation between the advent calendar and the number of shopping days till Xmas is one among a number of critical debates. Other pressing questions include: a) how […]

crinolines amid ruins

Drew Milne will read recent poems at: Daniel Blau Gallery. ‘….Recognition of the limits of pure poetry, and the necessary negotiation with impurities of language, literary form, cultural history, and contemporary sociality helps to make modernist poetics so restless, awkward, and interesting. If the ruins resemble the wasteland of a modern land-fill refuse site, there […]

The Institute goes to London

Members of the Institute will be performing in central London at the Runnymede Literary Festival, Saturday, March 23rd, 2013. It is expected that younger members of the institute will frolic in the vicinity. 1.0 –  2.00: Simon Smith, Adrian Clarke, S.J. Fowler 2.00 – 3.00: Redell Olsen, Drew Milne, Stephen Mooney 3.15 – 4.15: Jennie […]

urban ducks and tree crinolines

Urban life around the Institute continues to defy the situationist need to go on the dérive. Footage from April of this year has just come in, featuring a duck and ducklings that took to the pavement at some distance from water, as if compelled to exercise their nervous urbanity. Deprived of footage, the still is […]

Pussy Riot Cambridge night documentation

Here are a few images and a poem from an extraordinary night of readings and performances in the Judith E Wilson Drama studio, Cambridge, in solidarity with Pussy Riot, 21.10.210. The event grew out of the English PEN anthology ‘Catechism: Poems for Pussy Riot’, edited by Sophie Mayer, Mark Burnhope and Sarah Crewe. There were […]