Misguided (after Frank O'Hara's 'Second Avenue')

My video for ––
The Day Before O’Hara Died: Frank O’Hara and Friends
50 years from death of O'Hara on July 25, 1966
July 24, 2016
at The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), The Mall, London

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Delancey is the first stop after "Second Avenue" on the F line in Manhattan 


this is Delancey Street / Essex street
transfer is available to the J, M and Z  trains
this is the  ... F local train
the next stop is East Broadway
stand clear of the closing doors please
['Misguided' reads inverted] 
this is East Broadway
this is Brooklyn-bound F local train
the next stop is York Street
stand clear of the closing doors please
"he’s looking at himself"
"he’s taking a cell phone ..."
"that’s so embarrassing" 
this is York Street.

The Day Before O'Hara Died

This one-day colloquium brings together poets, academics and members of the public to celebrate the life, work and artistic connections of Frank O'Hara, the New York poet, art critic, filmmaker and MoMA curator who died 50 years ago on July 25th, 1966. Speakers and readers include: Geoff Ward, Daniel Kane, Redell Olsen, Andrea Brady, Prue Chamberlain, ICA Associate Poet Kayo Chingonyi, Sophie Robinson, Caitlin Docherty, Jeff Hilson, Peter Gizzi and Anne Waldman. Program here.  Abstacts of papers here.

On the same day, a free display of rare and limited edition Frank O’Hara items from the Poetry Library’s collection will be viewable in the ICA Studio, alongside short fims by poets inspired by O’Hara’s work, and a number of live readings after the Symposium.

To coincide with the ICA Symposium: Frank O’Hara and Friends, rare and limited edition O’Hara items from The Poetry Library’s collections are on display in the ICA Studio for one day only. Items include collaborations with Joe Brainard, William Burroughs, Leroi Jones (Amiri Baraka),Larry Rivers, Alex Katz and Lee Harwood, all of whom were connected to the history of the ICA.

From the Selfie to the Street: Frank O’Hara and Film

Also on view in the Studio are a series of short films by poets that have been inspired by O’Hara’s work. Contributors include Anne Waldman, Charles Bernstein, Amy De’Ath and Richard Owens.

Poetry Readings
Between 6.30 and 8.30 pm, readings take place within the Studio space by Andrea Brady, Prue Chamberlain, Kayo Chingonyi, Sophie Robinson, Caitlin Docherty, Jeff Hilson and Joshua Clover.