Krissy Wilson: Detritus


Krissy Wilson: Detritus


Thursday, February 27, 2014, 12pm – 1pm


Krissy Wilson


Krissy Wilson (MFA Writing) discusses her ongoing project Detritus and interactive installation currently on view in Clutch Gallery. 

Detritus is an interactive installation by Krissy Wilson that invites viewers to compose poetry using bits of found language on fragments of porcelain, pottery, and glass collected from tidal shorelines. An ongoing project, Detritus has manifested as cento—poems written from excerpts of existing texts—and live performances with a document camera. 

For her show at Clutch Gallery, Wilson will ask gallery visitors to compose and document their own poems using shards collected from Dead Horse Bay, Brooklyn, New York.

Clutch Gallery is a 25-square-inch space in the heart of Meg Duguid's purse. The gallery is dedicated to exhibiting contemporary art of all media and travels to different exhibition spaces and collections. Georgina Valverde, Founder and Director of The Society of Smallness, is currently in charge of Clutch’s curatorial program. In 2013, Clutch was in regular residence at the Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection.


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Krissy Wilson, “Krissy Wilson: Detritus,” SAIC Flaxman Library & Special Collection Exhibitions, accessed August 17, 2019,