Charging Words: Steve Katz and Jim Johnson, March 16, 2012

Friday, March 16, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Counterpath (613
22nd St., Denver) hosted a screening of 5 short poem/films by Nik & Steve
Katz and a display of artist books by Jim Johnson. Much of the work
centered around the book Time’s Wallet, by Steve Katz, published by

Steve Katz is one of the founders of Fiction Collective (FC2) and he
started the short-lived PIIF (Projects In Innovative Fiction) with
Walter Abish, Clarence Major, and Michael Stephens. He taught creative
writing and literature at Cornell University, Brooklyn College, Queens
College, The University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop, The University of
Notre Dame, and The University of Colorado in Boulder, from which he
retired in 2003.

Jim Johnson, a member of the Painting and Drawing faculty of the
Department of Art & Art History at the University of Colorado at
Boulder since 1970, developed the department’s Integrated Media and
Computer Imaging programs. He produced over 60 videotaped interviews
with participants in the department’s Visiting Artist Program and
interviewed many of them personally for the WHAT FOLLOWS…series. He
was instrumental in developing the Center for Arts, Media and
Performance for the ATLAS Institute and served as it’s first Director.
A graphic artist in the broadest sense of the word, Johnson makes
paintings, drawings, sculptures and prints, as well as artist’s books,
typefaces, bumper stickers and T-shirts. Working in digital media, he
has produced numerous animations, installations and interactive
programs. He has a long-held interest in the relationship of words and
images. His book/installation, “A Thousand Words” is in the Denver Art
Museum’s Permanent Collection. Other books are in the collection of
the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the archives of the Chicago,
San Francisco and Otis Art Institutes.