J.R. Carpenter


We are honoring this artist with a retrospective of her work at WVU Colson Hall.  One of the works featured is listed on this page.

J.R. Carpenter is a Canadian artist, performer, writer and researcher based in South Devon, England. She has been using the Internet as a medium for the creation and dissemination of non-linear narratives since 1993. Her digital literature has been performed, published and presented in journals, festivals, galleries, and museums around the world. Her poetry, short fiction, and critical essays have been published widely, anthologized, broadcast on CBC radio, and translated into French, Spanish and Italian. She a two-time winner of the Quebec Short Story competition, and recipient of the Carte Blanche Quebec Award as well as numerous research and production grants in literature and in new media from the Conseil des Arts de Montreal, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Quebec and Canada Council for the Arts. Her first novel, Words the Dog Knows, won the Expozine Alternative Press Award for Best English Book. Her second book, GENERATION[S], a collection of code narratives, was published by Traumawien in Vienna in 2010. She is currently a practice-led PhD Researcher at University College Falmouth, Cornwall, working in the emerging and converging fields of performance writing, digital literature, locative narrative, media archaeology and networked art practices.

You can learn more about her work at http://luckysoap.com.

Works featured in her retrospective include:

The Cape” (2005) http://luckysoap.com/thecape/

“Entre Ville” (2006) http://luckysoap.com/entreville

in absentia (2008) http://luckysoap.com/inabsentia

“CityFish” (2010) http://luckysoap.com/cityfish

“Along the Briny Beach” (2011) http://luckysoap.com/alongthebrinybeach

“STRUTS” (2011) http://luckysoap.com/struts

“TRANS.MISSION [A.DIALOGUE]” (2011) http://luckysoap.com/generations/transmission.html


by J.R. Carpenter