Performing All Hands Meeting at Pioneer Works (NYC), 3/26/17. Photo by ESPTV

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Ian Hatcher is a writer, sound artist, performer, and programmer whose work explores cognition in the context of digital systems. Recent projects include a print poetry collection, Prosthesis (2016); a vinyl 7", Drone Pilot (2017); and two collaborative iOS apps: Vniverse (2014), and Abra (2015). His code-inflected live vocal performances have been presented widely in North America and Europe. He received his MFA from Brown University and lives in New York.

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— 2017 EVENTS —

March 26
Lifestyle Guru: Closing reception for E.S.P. TV
Pioneer Works - Brooklyn NY - info

May 5-7   cOsmOsmOse Festival - Karlsruhe, Germany - info
May 8   Errant Sound - Berlin, Germany - info
May 9   Flatterschafft - Basel, Switzerland - info
May 11   University of Bremen - Bremen, Germany - info
May 13   De Player - Rotterdam, Netherlands - info
May 15   Gold + Beton, 8pm - Cologne, Germany
May 28   Techne talk w/ Tyler Coburn - Stuttgart, Germany - info

June 26-30
Writer-in-Residence, The Capilano Review - Vancouver BC - info

July 18
ELO Festival 2017 - Porto, Portugul - info

October 13
Actoral Festival - Marseille, France - info

November 17-18
"Remote Viewer" with Tyler Coburn, part of Techne
Theater Rampe & Künstlerhaus Stuttgart - Stuttgart, Germany - info

[ Past events ]



Dec 13: Living Room Light Exchange, Brooklyn NY - info
Dec 8: Party on the 501c3, Babycastles - NY NY - info
Oct 28-29: Actoral Festival, Usine C - Montreal, Canada - info
Sept 15-16: Cold Open Verse, Knockdown Center + MoMA PS1 - Queens NY - info
Sept 10: We Have Always Been Digital, The Kitchen - NY NY - info
Sept 10: "Reset" exhibition opening, Garis & Hahn - NY NY - info
Aug 26: Runokuu Festival, Gloria Cultural Arena - Helsinki, Finland - info
Aug 24: Runokuu Festival, US Embassy - Helsinki, Finland - info
Aug 12: Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop - Brooklyn NY - info
July 23: Wordhack Biennial, Babycastles - NY NY - info
July 17: Bushwick Art Book Fair, SIGNAL - Brooklyn NY - info
July 8: Sounds of Silicon Valley, e-flux journal launch - NY NY - info
June 17: Ada's Technical Books - Seattle WA - info
June 15: Spare Room, Passages Bookshop - Portland OR - info
June 12: ELO 2016 - Victoria BC - info
June 8: SPACE Gallery - Portland ME - info
May 21: ISEA 2016 - Hong Kong - info
Apr 30: no//thing but noise - Brooklyn NY - info
Apr 28: Poor Claudia book launch, Babycastles - New York NY - info
Apr 23: Abra launch, Printed Matter - New York NY - info
Apr 20: Montévidéo - Marseille, France - info
Apr 17: housevenT - Geneva, Switzerland - info
Apr 13: 101 Festival - St Petersburg, Russia - info
Apr 7: Lettrétage - Berlin, Germany - info
Apr 4: Krakatoa (Mladý pes), Goethe Institut - Bratislava, Slovakia - info
Apr 1: RADIO, Fondation Louis Vuitton - Paris, France - info
Mar 13: Barrelhouse reading - Washington DC - info
Mar 12: Ottobar, Federal Dust - Baltimore MD - info
Mar 11, Giovanni's Room - Philadelphia PA - info
Mar 4: BGSQD (for Dream Closet), New York NY - info
Feb 19: Babycastles, New York NY - info
Feb 14-15: cOsmOsmOse Festival, Düsseldorf, Germany - info
Feb 6: Upload: Patterns of the Mind, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY - info


Nov 10: Int'l Festival of Text-Sound Poetry, ISSUE / Wendy's Subway, BK NY - info
Oct 29: Writing-in-Threads (F. Capone) launch, Printed Matter, NY NY - info
Oct 16: In Visible Architectures, Artists Space Books & Talks, NY NY - info
Aug 22: Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition reading, 481 Van Brunt St, BK NY
Jul 23: Vermillion Art Gallery, Seattle WA
Jun 18: Triptych reading, Babycastles, New York NY - info
May 15: Publication Studio Hudson, 460 Main St, Catskill NY - info
Apr 26: Tim Atticus Open Studio, 90 E 3rd St, NY NY - info
Apr 25: Inpatient Press reading, Mellow Pages, 56 Bogart St, BK NY - info
Apr 11: Insert Blanc / Les Figues / Wonder, Acadia Pub, Minneapolis MN - info
Apr 10: Anomalous / Argos / Circumference, Gamut Gallery, Minn MN - info
Apr 9: Poor Claudia reading, Chateau LaSalle, Minneapolis MN - info
Mar 29: User Agent (Rachel Valinsky / NYPAC), Judson Church, NY NY - info
Mar 28: &NOW 2015 panel, CalArts, Los Angeles CA - info
Mar 19: WordHack reading with Stephanie Strickland, Babycastles, NY NY- info
Mar 14: Interrupt III, Brown University, Providence RI
Feb 7: Segue Foundation reading, Zinc Bar, NY NY
Feb 3: Rat Court, KGB Bar, NY NY


Dec 19: Poor Claudia reading, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland OR
Nov 21: Ekphrazein III: The Door Archetype, Jung Institute, New York NY
Nov 20: WordHack V, Babycastles, New York NY
Oct 19: Lungfull reading, Zinc Bar, New York NY
Oct 18: Cross-Dissolve, Knockdown Center, Queens NY
Oct 12: [Dis]embodied Poetics Conference, Naropa U, Boulder CO
Oct 4: Oblique Archive (F. Capone) opening, Peninsula Art Space, BK NY
Jun 26: Tim Atticus opening, Van Der Plas Gallery, New York NY
Jun 21: Woodland Pattern, Milwaukee WI
Jun 18-21: ELO "Hold the Light" conference, Milwaukee WI
May 31: Videoganger (w Ian McAlpin), Moran Power Plant, Burlington VT
Apr 16: Telepresent CAVE reading, Anthology IV, Brown University, Providence RI
Mar 30: Music show with Chris Riffle, The Scratcher, New York NY
Mar 29: Yes! reading, Albany Center Gallery, Albany NY
Mar 14: CLOCK 4 release party, Wendy's Subway, Brooklyn NY
Mar 8: Wild Combination reading, 68 University Ave, Providence RI
Feb 27: "New Media Beyond the Book" panel, AWP, Seattle WA
Feb 27: An Evening of Electronic Literature, Ada's Technical Books, Seattle WA
Feb 17: Music show with Chris Riffle, The Cake Shop, New York NY
Jan 26: "The Making of Americans" marathon, Triple Canopy, Brooklyn NY
Jan 24-25: "Fixate" w the Moving Architects, Green Space, Long Island City NY


Nov 8-10: "Fixate" w the MAs, Art House Productions, Jersey City NJ
Nov 2: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division, New York NY
Oct 11: Unnameable Books, Brooklyn NY
Sep 24: Chercher le texte, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, France
Sep 18: "Body Text" w Catherine Siller, Triskelion Arts, Brooklyn NY
Sep 17: "Fixate" w the Moving Architects, Triskelion Arts, Brooklyn NY
Sep 15: "Fixate" w the Moving Architects, Touch Theory, Peridance, New York NY
Sep 13: Burning Bridges (for the Claudius App), n+1, Brooklyn NY
Sep 6: Jason Huff opening, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain CT
Jun 17-20: E-Poetry Festival, Watermans Art Centre, London, UK
May 10: Bureau of General Services—Queer Division, New York NY
May 4: Shitluck VII, Tip Top Bar, Brooklyn NY
Apr 13: The Book That Was To Come, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago IL
Mar 25: An Evening with the ELO, The Kitchen, New York NY
Mar 9: Mental Marginalia series, Club Cafe, Boston MA
Mar 8: LIT Journal reading, MIT, Boston MA
Feb 7-9: "Two Worlds" w the Moving Architects, BalletMet, Columbus OH


Dec 26: Music show with Chris Riffle, The Triple Door, Seattle WA
Nov 16-17: "Body Text" w Catherine Siller, The Brick, Brooklyn NY
Oct 13: Pixilerations v.9, Granoff Center, Brown University, Providence RI
Sep 8: Totem IV, Cantina Royale, Brooklyn NY
Jun 20-23: ELO 2012, Morgantown WV
May 2-6: Ultra-red's What is the sound of freedom?, Whitney Biennial, NY NY
May 5: ITINERANT, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island NY
Apr 28: ITINERANT, Floor4Art, New York NY
Apr 19-21: Network Archaeology, Miami University, Oxford OH
Feb 10-12: Interrupt II, Brown University, Providence RI
Feb 3-4: Language to Cover a Wall, Electronic Poetry Center, Buffalo NY
Jan 7: "PLUCK" w the Moving Architects, Dance New Amsterdam, New York NY

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An arc of work concerned with telepresence and systemic violence. This clip is from a performance titled Drone Pilot v0.2, curated by Rachel Valinsky for NYPAC, 3/29/15 at Judson Memorial Church, NY.


Prosthesis is a suite of text/sound/media poems addressing identity, artificiality, feedback loops, and the self as multiplicity. The project has been adapted into a full-length audio/print book, available from Poor Claudia.


This improvisational performance of a live-self interrogated by a video-self controlled by a puppet-master-self — all named Ian — grapples with questions of power, abstraction, identity, and horses. It was performed with Ian McAlpin at Pathways Past/Present, an exhibition at the Moran Power Plant in Burlington VT, curated by Catherine Siller.

This video, by Nathan Swanson & Gregory Mahoney, is documentation of the entire Pathways event; Videogänger footage begins at 21:00.


A series of live performances with Catherine Siller involving motion-tracking hardware and live vocal processing. This video is an excerpt from a show at the Brick Theater, Brooklyn.


An algorithmically composed remix of Beckett's How It Is.
Performed with (and conceptualized by) John Cayley, video by Peter Bussigel.


A duet with Asimina Chremos, with text adapted from Susan Howe's The Midnight.

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Performing All Hands Meeting at Pioneer Works (NYC), 3/26/17. Photo by ESPTV