Commissioned Installations

I-Park, East Haddam, Connecticut
I think, thank. Word-sculpture installation consisting of four, large, three-dimensional steel words hanging in a pine grove, as part of I-Park’s 2011. Environmental Art Biennale.

Villa Bernasconi, Lancy, Switzerland
La chasse-cueillette. Temporary poetic environment consisting of seven, large three dimensional, words placed in the park around the museum. Installed February 2008.

Community Education Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Dream Leg of the “H”. Pastel poetic construction designed for 6'x30' blackboard.
Commissioned by the Community Education Center, Philadelphia, PA, spring 1993.

Sculpture in the Park Committee, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Five Kites. Temporary poetic environment consisting of ten, large concrete words placed upright in a fast moving stream. Commissioned by the Sculpture in the Park Committee, Allentown, PA, May 1991.

City of Providence, Rhode Island
the (you), a (man)(s), island (s). Temporary poetic environment consisting of five, large,
three-dimensional words of brick, wood, ice and wax on and around three small islands, as part of Convergence II festival, September 1989.

City of Providence, Rhode Island
Roosevelt Pond (a market)(a mine). Temporary poetic environment consisting of twelve, three-dimensional, floating words on a pond, as part of Convergence I festival, September 1988.


Exhibitions and Other Installations

Corcoran College of Art + Design and THE ARC, Washington, DC.
A Letter a Day. Habitat for Artists installation and residency. July-August 2012.

Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington, DC.
Wheels / Welts / Water. Visiting Artist installation in connection with Prof. Casey Smith’s course “Poetics off the Page. January 2010.

Pyramid Atlantic, Silver Spring, Maryland
Raptured Browsers: Books as Visual Language; Pattie Belle Hastings, Clifton Meador and Ward Tietz. October-November, 2006.

Palazzo Della Provincia, Pisa, Italy
2a Rassegna Internazionale Di Arte Elettrografica. International exposition of computer
and copy art, group show, March 1996.

Galerie Forde and Cinema Spoutnik, Geneva, Switzerland
Direct. One-week exhibition/installation/performance with the group Nomads, October 1995.

The State History and Art Museum, Kaliningrad, Russia
Word Theatre. International exposition of word and imitative art, group show, October 1995.

Balatoni Museum, Keszthely, Hungary
Visual Art Poetry 1985-1995. International exposition of visual poetry, group show, July 1995.

Public Libraries of the City of Port Philip, Victoria, Australia
International Visual Poetry 1995. Group show, February 1995.

Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park, Brooklyn, New York
Save Monkey. Temporary poetic construction consisting of words of title, capital “A” fulcrum and wooden ladder, as part of Tenth Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, group show, spring 1992.

International House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Selected: What Size. Temporary video installation using microscopes, telescope
and microscopic/macroscopic words. Collaboration with Scott Alburger. Exhibited
as part of Independent Film and Video Festival of Neighborhood Film Project, April 1991.

Bank of Boston Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
On Site/New England: Public Art in Perspective. 20-year retrospective
of public art in New England, group show, spring 1989.

The Cleveland Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island
Blessings. Group show, May 1989.


Performances and Poetry Readings

DC Art Center, Washington, DC
Reading/performance. Gold without Warning, November 2010.

Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington, DC.
Wheels / Welts / Water. Performance in connection with Prof. Casey Smith’s course “Poetics off the Page.” January 2010.

Villa Bernasconi Museum, Lancy, Geneva, Switzerland
La chasse-cueillette, Three performances in connection with the installation, February/March 2008.

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Silver Spring, Maryland
Performance/video presentation with Guenther Ruch. Ruthless Grip Poetry Series, November 2007.

DC Art Center, Washington, DC
Reading/performance. In Your Ear Poetry Series, October 2006.

DC Art Center, Washington, DC
“Mining Town: An Ant Family through ‘P’ Lens.” Poetic performance/construction.
MLA Group Reading for DC Poets, December 2005.

Georgetown University, Washington, DC
The Roll of the Letter. Poetic performance/construction in collaboration with Ambroise Barras, Giselle Beiguelman, Christina Ciocca, Raphaella Poteau, Maggie Steele, Brian Kim Stefans, Grace Tietz and Janey Tietz. March 2005.

DC Art Center, Washington, DC
The Myth of Metal; The Myth of Wood. Poetic performance/construction.
In Your Ear Poetry Series, April 2004.

SOUNDVISION Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Untitled, telephone sound poem in collaboration with Bill Howe, Lisa Phillips and Tom Orange,
February 2003.

Georgetown University, Washington, DC
“All Men are Made of Wooden/Metal Cloth.” Poetic performance/construction.
Performed as part of the Societies of American Poetry;
Dissenting Practices Conference, February 2003.

Comédie Théâtre, Geneva, Switzerland
INOUI HM. Poetic performance/construction in collaboration with Ambroise Barras.
Performed as part of the Festival de la Bâtie, September 2001.

University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
INOUI HM. Poetic performance/construction in collaboration with Ambroise Barras.
Performed as part of the l’ouvre illimité (unlimited work) colloquium. Performed May 2001.

Musée d'histoire des sciences (History of Sciences Museum), Geneva, Switzerland
Mémoire sur expérimentation humaine. Poetic performance/construction
in collaboration with Vincent Barras. Performed July 2000.

Théâtre du Grütli, Geneva, Switzerland
Black/White Oratorio for nine speaking voices, by Robert Lax.
Performed as part of the Festival de la Bâtie, September 1997.

University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
DE L’EXPERIMENTATION SUR L’HOMME. Poetic performance/construction
in collaboration with Vincent Barras. Performed May 1997.

Sud des Alpes, Geneva, Switzerland
Accompong. Poetic performance/construction of three-dimensional
rubrics and Jamaican Maroon speech in collaboration with Mark McMorris.
Performed as part of the Festival de la Bâtie, September 1996.

Artamis, Geneva, Switzerland
Poetry reading, September 1996.

Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
Poetry reading, March 1996.

PTT Museum, Bern, Switzerland
Telephone message/performance as part of Günther Ruch’s
Phone-Project, February 1994.

Sud des Alpes, Geneva, Switzerland
Underlined Reading. Poetic performance/construction in collaboration with
Günther Ruch. Performed as part of the Festival de la Bâtie, September 1993.

Community Education Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Dream Leg of the "H". Performance of poetic construction, May 1993.

Group Motion, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
dry-dock: what's heard. Poetic performance/construction in collaboration
with Scott Alburger. Performed by Bing Mark, November 1990.

Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
dry-dock: what's heard. Poetic performance/construction in collaboration
with Scott Alburger. Performed by Bing Mark, November 1990.


Publications

Poetry

Hg—The Liquid. Book. 1913 Press. Rozanova Prize winner. Forthcoming. 82 ms pages.

“English Comb.” Drunken Boat 15 (2012): http://www.drunkenboat.com/db15/ward-tietz as of 5/12.

“I Pass at the Wrong Speed.” Boog City: The Portable Boog Reader 4 (2009): 21.

“In a Golf Glen.” Visual poem. 1913, a journal of forms 3 (2009): 158.

“One Hand of the Cure Cut.” Visual poem.
1913, a journal of forms 3 (2009): 157.

"(h)eave, no h." Image of 40” x 50” relief print.
1913, a journal of forms 3 (2009): 156.

“Sly Fry.” Visual poem.
DC Poetry 2007 Anthology (March 2007) http://www.dcpoetry.com/anthology/557 as of 9/09.

“Two Colliding Poems.” Aleatoric, letterpressed color prints with base texts by Ward Tietz and Dan Logan. Base printing by Chris Manson, Mike Denker and Roland Hoover. Edition of 40. Silver Spring, Maryland: Pyramid Atlantic Press, 2006.

“Melting Points.” Visual poem.
19 Rubber Stamped Concepts. Geneva: Out Press, 1999. 18.

“Alligator-Hate-No-Hate Theater.” Visual poem.
Magyar Muhely 36.103 (1997): 79.

“A Cough.” Visual poem.
Chain 3.2 (1996): 193.

“Alligator-Hate-No-Hate Theater.” Visual poem.
Chain 3.2 (1996): 194.

“Tooth Knowledge (practical) and Chess.” Visual poem.
Generator 6 (1994): 81.

“Tee-pee/Cathedral.” Visual poem. Generator 6 (1994): 80.

“Hair B.” Visual poem.
Doc(k)s 3.2-3 (1992): 143.

“c=d.” Visual poem.
Paragraph 13.1 (1991): Back cover.

“I knew I should wait.” Visual poem. Mirror Images #2, Art ala Carte [sic], 1991.

Photographs (Installation Views)

La chasse-cueillette. Four views. Ubuweb: Contemporary (2009)
< http://www.ubu.com/contemp/tietz/index.html > as of 9/09.

Five Kites. Three views.
Ubuweb: Contemporary (2009)
< http://www.ubu.com/contemp/tietz/index.html > as of 9/09.


SAVE monkey. Two views. Ubuweb: Contemporary (2009)
< http://www.ubu.com/contemp/tietz/index.html > as of 9/09.


the (you), a (man)(s), island (s)
. Four views. Ubuweb: Contemporary (2009)
< http://www.ubu.com/contemp/tietz/index.html > as of 9/09.


“BINGO” and “The Mine.” Views from Roosevelt Pond (a market)(a mine). “FOLKS.” View from the (you), a (man)(s), island (s). Accrochages 95 (March 2008) 13.

“SAVE monkey.” View from installation. The Washington Post 17 Nov. 2006, sec. Weekend: 51.

“glug.” View from Roosevelt Pond (a market)(a mine) installation. Convergence XV: 15 Years of Public Art Innovation and Opportunity. Providence: CapitolArts, Providence, 2002. Back cover.

“FOLKS.” View from
the (you), a (man)(s), island (s) installation. Convergence XV: 15 Years of Public Art Innovation and Opportunity. Providence: CapitolArts, Providence, 2002. 3.

“Roosevelt Pond (a market)(a mine).” Introduction and views of installation.
Ubuweb: Contemporary (1996) < http://www.ubu.com/contemp/tietz/index.html > as of 9/09.

“BACHELOR.” View from
the (you), a (man)(s), island (s) installation. Rhode Island Monthly 6.3 (July 1993) 22.

“BINGO.” View from Roosevelt Pond (a market)(a mine) installation. Art New England 10.7 (July/August 1989) 9.

Essays and Reviews

“Artists’ Books: Between Viewing and Reading.” Essay.
JAB, The Journal of Artists’ Books 21 (2007): 17-26.

“Revendications futures sur la catégorie de la poésie: Quel genre de chose est un texte poétique?” (Future Claims to the Category of Poetry. What kind of thing is a poetic text?). Essay on the inclusion/exclusion of “marginal” poetic forms.
Textes en performance. Geneva: MetisPresses, 2006. 253-266.

“Linking and Care in Connection.” Essay on the phenomenology of care in hypertext linking.
New Literary History 35.3 (2004): 507-522.

“Geneva Sound Poetry Events.” Review. Electronic Poetry Center, SUNY at Buffalo,
(October 1996) < http://epc.buffalo.edu/documents/poetsinreview/geneva.html > as of 9/09.


Recordings

Hg—The Liquid. Audio recording of book. 1913 Press. Forthcoming.

“A Sound Education.” Excerpt from original recording. Doc(k)s 3.17-20 (1998) compact disk “BRUNs.” Track 37.

A Sound Education. Twenty-minute, commissioned sound work for New American Radio, 1990-91 season. Collaboration with Scott Alburger. Aired on National Public Radio, December 1990.


Invited Lectures and Presentations

Paper Kite Press Studio and Gallery, Kingston, Pennsylvania.
Lecture and visual presentation. February 2010.

Corcoran School of Art + Design, Washington, DC.
Visual presentation in connection with Prof. Casey Smith’s course “Poetics off the Page. January 2010.

Villa Bernasconi Museum, Grand-Lancy, Geneva, Switzerland Landscape Writing conference. March 2008.

Haute école d’art et de design – Genève (Head – Genève), Geneva, Switzerland.
Presentation as part of The Body of the Letter workshop, February 2008.

Pyramid Atlantic Biennial Book Arts Fair and Conference, Silver Spring, Maryland

“Artists’ Books: Between Viewing and Reading.” One of three keynote addresses.
November 2006.

University of California, Berkeley, California
“Fugitive Poetics: Metaphor and Material Outside Poetry.” Presentation and reading.
November 2005.

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
“Remix Culture and Environmental Time.” New Media, New Time panel,
Out of Time: Theorizing Culture and the Political conference, October 2005.

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Silver Spring, Maryland
“The ‘Visual’ and the ‘Poetry’ in Visual Poetry.” Lecture with visual presentation, October 2005.

University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

“Des revendication futures à la catégorie de poésie.” Presentation and performance.

Textes en performance conference, November 2003.

Georgetown University, Washington, DC
“Future Claims to the Category of Poetry.”
Performance Media Symposium, Societies of American Poetry;
Dissenting Practices conference, February 2003.

Georgetown University, Washington, DC
“Where is Poetry.” Visual presentation and talk, November 2001.

De Montfort University, Leicester, England
“Where is Poetry?” Research panel presentation,
LANGUAGE/ POETRY/ PERFORMANCE Conference, December 2000.

University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
“Image-cadre, Image-lien,” (Image-Frame, Image-Link). Lecture with visual presentation, Esthétique des arts informatiques (Aesthetic of Digital Arts) lecture series, February 2000.

University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
“Expériences de l’œuvre,” (Experience of the Work). Lecture with visual presentation,
Esthétique des arts informatiques (Aesthetic of Digital Arts) lecture series, May 1999.

University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
“Forme et Contour,” (Form and Contour). Lecture with visual presentation,
Esthétique des arts informatiques (Aesthetic of Digital Arts) lecture series, February 1999.

Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
“Outside Literary Experience.” Lecture with visual presentation, October 1998.

Georgetown University, Washington, DC.
“Outside Literary Experience.” Lecture with visual presentation, October 1998.

Ecole supérieure d’art visuel (School of Visual Art), Geneva, Switzerland
“Littérature, Langue et les Arts Visuels,” (Literature, Language and the Visual Arts).
Lecture with visual presentation, May 1997.

Centre informatique pédagogique (Center for Computer Pedagogy), Geneva, Switzerland
“Littérature informatique et génération automatique de textes,” (Electronic Literature and the Automatic Generation of Text). Lecture with visual presentation, Oulipo Seminar, April 1997.

Centre informatique pédagogique (Center for Computer Pedagogy), Geneva, Switzerland
“Texte et image,” (Text and Image). Lecture with visual presentation, Oulipo Seminar, April 1997.

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
“Discursive, Presentational and Performative Modes.”
Visual presentation and talk, March 1996.

Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
“Word Sculpture and Visual Poetry.” Visual presentation and talk, January 1993.


Bibliography

Béguin, Martine. “Mots-Images-Paysages.”
Dare-Dare, Radio Suisse Romande 7 March 2008.
Chandler, John. “Public Art and the Public Image.”
Art New England
July/August 1989.

Gehman, Geoff. “Mayfair exhibition prompts primer on outdoor sculpture.”
The Morning Call [Allentown, Pennsylvania] 1 June 1991.

Grand, Muriel. “Mot images paysages.”
Accrochages 95 March 2008, 13.

Haller, Rachel. “Quand le mot devient matière.”
Le Courrier [Geneva, Switzerland]
8 September 2001.

Jeannechild, Penny. “Deep or daft, their art belongs to Dada.”
The Philadelphia Inquirer 2 November 1990.

O’Sullivan, Michael. “’Book as Art’ Read Closely.” The Washington Post
17 Nov. 2006, sec. Weekend: 51.

Rea, Steven. “Home-town show of locally made film, video and audio.”
The Philadelphia Inquirer 18 April 1991.

Spolan, Sue. “Frontiers of the Ears.” City Paper [Philadelphia] 7-14 December 1990.

Taylor, Robert. “Bank exhibit demonstrates the diversity of public art.”
The Boston Globe 7 May 7 1989.

Van Siclen, Bill. “Park your preconceptions.” The Providence Journal
30 September 1988.

Warner, David. “Measure for Measure: Dada Again.”
City Paper [Philadelphia]
9-16 November 1990.

Media Appearances

direct, and now. Dirs. Günther and Colette Ruch. Out Press Films, 2009.

Radio Cité Genève 92.2 FM, Geneva, Switzerland,18 February 2008.

News at 6. WLNE, Providence. 30 September 1989.

News at 6. WLNE, Providence. 1 October 1988.

Tietz, Ward. Interview with Mary Ellen Monroe. Traffic Net. Providence, Rhode Island.
30 September 1988.


Education

University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Doctorat ès Lettres (Ph.D.) with honors, in English and Comparative Literature, 2002.

Dissertation: “Poetry Outside Poetry: A Theory of Extra-Poetic Style”
Director: Wlad Godzich.

Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
A.M. in English/Creative Writing, 1989.

Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
B.A. in English/Creative Writing, 1984.


Teaching and Administrative Experience

Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Lecturer, English, 2002 to present.
Director, Georgetown Poetry and Seminar Series, 2004 to 2006.

Haute école d’art et de design – Genève (Head – Genève), Geneva, Switzerland.
Guest artist/instructor, The Body of the Letter workshop, February 2008.

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Silver Spring, Maryland
Instructor, 2005.

Webster University, Bellevue, Switzerland
Adjunct faculty, Media, English and Philosophy, 1994 to 2000.

Art Center College of Design (Europe), La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland
Adjunct faculty, Semiotics, 1995.

American College of Switzerland, Leysin, Switzerland
Adjunct faculty, English and Art History, 1993 to 1994.

ELS Language Center, St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor, English as a Foreign Language, 1990 to 1991.

Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
Teaching Assistant/Instructor, Tutor, 1987 to 1989.


Research and Teaching Interests

Modern and postmodern theory and aesthetics: word and image;
media literacy; visuality; interdisciplinary aesthetics.
Poetics and poetry: twentieth-century literature; contemporary and
avant-garde poetry and poetics; visual literature; hypertext and digital literature.


Residencies

Habitat for Artists, Corcoran College of Art + Design and THE ARC, Washington, DC.
July-August 2011.

I-Park, East Haddam, Connecticut, July 2011.

Villa Bernasconi Museum, Lancy, Geneva, Switzerland, winter 2008.


Service and Memberships

Modern Language Association.
Washington Sculptors Group
JAB (Journal of Artists’ Books) Advisory Board, 2006-2007.
Pyramid Atlantic Book Fair and Conference Committee, 2005-2006, 2007-2008.
CeRNET, Centre de Recherche sur les Nouveaux Espaces Textuels
(Research Center for New Textual Spaces), University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland, 2000-2003.
Groupe Infolipo, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland, 1996-2001.


Languages

Native speaker of English. Fluent in French. Advanced proficiency in German.