poet, artist, and scientist
born May 27, 1965. Brantford, Ontario.
currently works as a Molecular Biologist
at the Institut Curie in Paris, France.
texts by Marcel Proust; Beg-Meil, France, September 2022.
expo with Martine White, l'Archipel (Fouesnant, France), September - Novemember 2022
|2020||Glumenations: Penfoulic (Fouesnant), France, December 2020.nation|
|2020||Sur l'expérience: Ile d'Ouessant et Beg-Meil, France, July 2020.|
|2020||L'eau et les rêves: texts by Gaston Bachelard; Beg-Meil, France, May 2020.|
and no further:
chalk intervention; Beg-Meil, France, May 2020.
in collaboration with Martine White
texts by Marcel Proust (rue des Francs Bourgeois) Paris, December 2019.
in collaboration with Martine White
|2019||Devant la loi; Les Marches: two texts by Franz Kafka (rue de Citeaux; quai d'Anjou) Paris, August 2019.|
|Confluence Imaginary conversation between Pablo Neruda and Mike Schertzer, in white chalk. Epitopou19, Livadia (Andros), Greece.|
|2018||L'inexprimable (Festival d'art de l'Estran) Trébeurden, France.|
|2017||Philosopher, c'est apprendre à mourir (In Situ 1.2) Arles, France.|
|Doctorat (Sorbonne Universities; Compexité du vivante)|
|2016||Sur les Exercices Saint-Cast-Le-Guildo, France. video|
|Intercessions exposition (with Delphine Brabant), Galerie Caroline Tresca, Paris, France.|
|Compensations (reflections on art, poetry, and the creative life from A Personal Dictionary).|
|2015||Les Villes Invisibles, (Nuit Blanche 2015) Brussels, Belgium video|
|Sur la Gloire Biarritz, France.|
|2014||De la Solitude (Nuit Blanche 2014, Paris). Paris, France.|
|2013||A l'usage de ceux qui voient (2 installations during Langres Diderot 2013). Langres, France. video link here|
|2012||Une Déclaration (installation during Rencontres Philosophiques 2012). Langres, France.|
|Mortivations (recent additions to A Personal Dictionary) self-published, 50 copies.|
|2009||Uncommon Hours (recent additions to A Personal Dictionary) self-published, 50 copies.|
|2008||Invigorations (recent additions to A Personal Dictionary) self-published, 50 copies.|
|Words Learned at the Bottom of a Well, exhibition of recent sublimage. A440Hz, Vancouver BC.|
|2007||Instrangements (recent additions to A Personal Dictionary) self-published, 50 copies.|
|excerpts from Peindicy published in Exile vol.31 (1).|
|Peindicy published (Exile Editions).|
|2006||Hope is an Illegitimate Heir exhibition of sublimage and negatexts. Jarvis Hall Fine Frames, Calgary AB.|
|I am not the end, 4 hour chalk performance of text by Joseph Joubert, Vancouver BC.|
|2005||Consequence (recent additions to A Personal Dictionary) self-published, 50 copies.|
|The Prince, 7 hour chalk performance in Vancouver.|
|7 (new poems) self-published.|
|The Endroom (recent additions to A Personal Dictionary) self-published, 50 copies.|
|2004||excerpts from A Personal Dictionary published in Exile vol.27 (4).|
|Daybreak, 6 hour chalk performance in Vancouver.|
|A Personal Dictionary (4th edition) is available online in its entirety.|
|Utopia : 9 hour chalk performance of a text by E.M. Cioran. Vancouver BC.|
|Negatextual Resource Centre: exhibition of negatexts. Studio Blue, Vancouver, BC.|
|excerpts from Evidence published in Exile vol.27 (3).|
|Devil’s Wine self-published.|
|2002||exhibition of Sublimages @ Active Pass Pharmaceuticals, Vancouver, BC.|
|Total Domination, 12 hour chalk performance. Vancouver, BC.|
|A Congregation of Last Moments: exhibition of new Sublimages. Studio Blue, Vancouver, BC.|
|2001||The Grand Inquisitor, chalk performance in Vancouver.|
|Contradiction, chalk performance. Pointless Hysteria, Vancouver.|
Fugue, solo show of
collage on glass and performance.
Pointless Hysteria, Vancouver.
|selections from Short Films in Young Bloods (stories from Exile, 1972-2001).|
|2000||Evidence, a performance at the Blinding Light in Vancouver.|
|Opacity Project, public interventions and performances throughout Vancouver.|
|Low Tide, 8 hour waterfront chalk performance in Vancouver.|
|Dissociative Fugue (limited edition of 50) self-published.|
PURGE, a 10 hour marathon reading encompassing the last 10 years of work, pseudo-work,
and literate futilities.
|Marginotomy, a solo show of large collage works on glass. The Church of Pointless Hysteria, Vancouver.|
Discurse, a marathon reading series in unlikely public locations.
(including The Loser by Tomas Bernhard, Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino,)
|1998||Cipher and Poverty (The Book of Nothing) published (Ekstasis Editions).|
|The Broken Word Canadian reading tour.|
Solo exhibition Sublimage: collage and negatexts with a performance of Umbilicatorium,
Din Studios, Toronto.
|Absulation (limited edition of 50) self-published.|
|1997||A Personal Dictionary (limited edition of 50 copies) self-published (Tonguenail Books).|
|1994||self-published The House of Misfortune (Tonguenail Books).|
|Short Films from the Fourteenth Century published (Exile Editions).|
|a hand for the drowned published (Ekstasis Editions).|
stories and poems appeared in: Dandelion, Exile, paragraph,
Canadian Fiction Magazine, Prism, NeWest Review, Grain,
The New Quartelry, Poetry Canada Review, Sub-Terrain
the longest reading of original work in Canadian history
|Poetry is Disaster|
|e-mail: Contact me||
© Mike Schertzer, 1997-2023