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Robert Kocik

winter 2024
perfect-bound softcover, 7.75 x 5 in
211 pages, edition of 300
$18 – purchase

special edition of 15 books, signed and numbered
with a 6 x 9 in broadside 
letterpressed by Wry Press 
$40 – purchase (pre-order)

Robert Kocik is a poet, prosodist, trans-disciplinary essayist, teacher, artist and designer/builder who lives in Brooklyn. In 2006, working collaboratively with choreographer Daria Faïn, Kocik initiated a field of research called the Prosodic Body, an experiential artscience that explores prosody (the tone, tempo, intention, intensity and total body language of speech) in relation to movement, bioprocesses and health. In 2008 he cofounded The Commons Choir, a multi-lingual/racial/generational performing group that draws on the findings of the prosody research and presents socially charged operatic and educational events. Kocik writes the scripts and librettos for the choir and constructs installations and sets to accompany choir presentations. Architecturally, he seeks out projects in need, projects with a purpose, social vision or beneficial mission, using methods that countervail the usual violence of construction and exclusivity of the architectural process by working regionally with local materials and crews, traditional skills, and site-built furnishings.

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