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Our Special Thanks to:
These programs aresupported by grants
The Louisiana Division of the Arts,
Office of Cultural
Development, Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism
In cooperation with the
Louisiana State Arts Council
and a grant from the City of
Both grants are administered through
the Arts Council of New Orleans
Joséphine Sacabo & Dalt Wonk
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Joséphine Sacabo lives and works mostly in New Orleans, where she has been strongly influenced by the unique ambience of the city, and in San Miguel Allende, Mexico. She is a native of Laredo, TX, and was educated at Bard College in New York. Before moving to New Orleans, she lived and worked extensively in France and England. Her earlier work was in the photo-journalisitic tradition, influenced by Robert Frank, Josef Koudelka, and Henri Cartier-Bresson. She now works in a very subjective, introspective style. She uses poetry as the genesis of her work and lists poets as her most important influences, among them Rilke, Baudelaire, Pedro Salinas, Vincente Huiobro, and Juan Rulfo, Mallarmé, and Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz. Sacabo, has published four books of her work including Une Femme Habitée in Paris in 1991 by Editions Marval; award winning Pedro Paramo in 2002 by the University of Texas Press; Cante Jondo in 2002 and Duino Elegie in 2005 both by 21st Publishing. Sacabo has had solo shows in Paris, London, Madrid, Toulouse, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and other major U.S. cities. Her work has also been widely published in magazines in the United States and Europe and is in numerous Museum collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art; The Museum of Modern Art - N.Y.; The Smithsonian - Washington D.C.; The Library of Congress; among many others. Joséphine Sacabo has taught highly acclaimed workshops at the Center for Photography at Woodstock, the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie in Arles - France and at the Santa Fe Workshops.
Dalt Wonk was born in New Jersey in 1942. He attended Bard College, where he graduated with a B. A. After living a decade in France and England, he set sail on a cargo ship for New Orleans, where he has lived ever since. Wonk is a poet, a playwright and an illustrator. His plays have been produced in New York, London, Munich, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Atlanta, and New Orleans. His musical collaborators in theater have included Charles Neville (of the Neville Brothers), Julius Hemphill (of the World Saxophone Quartet) and Alvin Batiste, the late New Orleans Jazz composer. Among the strongest influences on Wonk has been Europe, where he joined a French Theater company called La Grand Theatre Panique (for whom Wonk wrote the English language texts, when the company was invited to a theater festivals in Boston and New York). New Orleans, that most eccentric of American cities, has inspired many of Wonk’s creations. Latin America, with which Wonk has a deep personal connection, has also been an inspiration.
Wonk has collaborated with his wife, internationally acclaimed photographer Joséphine Sacabo on several projects, combining poems and photo engravings.
Their current collaboration is Luna Press, a new company dedicated to the publishing of illustrated art books. Luna Press is launching its first book this fall: Nocturnes.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Nocturnes is a collaboration, combining unrhymed modern sonnets by Dalt Wonk with photo-engravings by nationally acclaimed photographer Joséphine Sacabo. These Nocturnes are not limited to a specific topic, so much as they evoke a mood. Twilight, Dreams, Physical Love, Summer Rain (and all the other Nocturnes) offer a temporary dim refuge from the glaring demands of day.
A sample of the beautiful collaboration is The Moon.
Unearthed like a stone idol, her features dulled
by the pious touch of generations,
endlessly rubbing out their fear, the moon
bewilders night with her solidtude.
She is earth’s dead child, doomed
to perpetual return, like the oceans who grieve
on her white marble steps and women, her sisters,
their blood tuned to her.
What draws you to us, angel of evil tidings,
bearing the scent of the eternal, whom you flee,
like a migratory bird fleeing
the death of summer. Beneath your bright medallion,
the things that own us kneel in penitence,
confessing their allegiance to forbidden gods.
MORE ABOUT DALT WONK'S WORK
Concurrent with the release of Nocturnes with Joséphine Sacabo, Dalt Wonk's newsigned, limited edition of French Quarter Fables is out. It's a lovely book of Dalt's fables accompanied
his painting of fabulous characters. Here below is an example.
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Orleans, the City of New Orleans, and the Decentralized Arts
Funding Program of The
Division of the Arts; the J. J. and Dr. Donald Dooley Fund and
administrator, Samuel L. Steele, III; Bertie Deming Smith and the Deming
Foundation; the Hearst Corporation and Debra Shriver, Vice
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Foundation; Arthur & Mary Davis, Quint Davis, and Pam
Friedler; Alexa Georges; the Louisiana State Museum; Elizabeth
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Hartwig Moss, III; Theodosia M. Nolan, Tia and James Roddy, and
Peter Tattersall; Parkside Foundation; Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre;
Anne and Ron Pincus; Other Press, a Division of Random House; E. Quinn
Peeper and Michael Harold; Spring: A Journal of Archetype and Culture: Nancy Cater, Editor; the State Library of Louisiana; Judith "Jude" Swenson in memory of her late husband, James Swenson.