Heartbeat and Other Involuntary Functions

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These audio-visual poems originally appeared in The Lune No. 16, featuring Ryan Wade Ruehlen's Jack Angel

Ryan Wade Ruehlen is originally from Hays, Kansas. He has exhibited his work inter­nationally, esp. with Flinching Eye Collective (recipients of the 2014 Idea Fund Grant, a re­-granting program of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts). Ryan has worked as a gallery and independent curator, performer, organizer, sound designer, university lecturer, and currently co-operates Shadowtrash Tape Group, an audio­ art cassette label in Boulder CO. Much of his work is collaborative and exists at the intersection of sound, media, and performance. He holds a BFA in studio arts from Fort Hays State University, an MFA in studio arts at the University of Colorado­ Boulder, and is currently a candidate for a PhD in Intermedia Art, Writing, and Performance at the University of Colorado, Boulder.