4.23.2009

Work of Meta-Art in the Age of Artificial Reproduction
The flux creates, the corporation permeates. In the synoptic artifice, art objects are deprecations of the iterations of the flux -- a flux that uses the corporation as a parallax to enmesh ideas, patterns, and emotions. With the synergy of the electronic environment, the flux is conceiving a point where it will be free from the corporation to consume immersions into the contortions of the delphic artifice. Work of Meta-Art in the Age of Artificial Reproduction contains 10 minimal flash engines (also refered to as "soundtoys") that enable the user to make speedy audio/visual compositions.

measuring chains, constructing realities
putting into place forms
a matrix of illusion and disillusion
a strange attracting force
so that a seduced reality will be able to spontaneously feed on it


Catherine Daly's work investigates the nuances of modulations through the use of stopframe motion and close-ups which emphasize the Artificial nature of digital media. Daly explores abstract and pithy scenery as motifs to describe the idea of cyber-intuitive artifice. Using pink loops, cathode rays, and allegorical images as patterns, Daly creates meditative environments which suggest the expansion of culture...
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4.21.2009

I have only read the e-mail inviting me to read Adam Fieled's internet theory

as many of you know, I am stopped dead poetry month wise (apparently) by the idea that text is weaving and so texture is text's surface

but I have also been reformatting Surplice as an online being for Great Works

thus, I would add that digital text is, well, after all, text; and its much ballyhoo-ed "hyper" "link" and even (by me) info / source is really its TEXT nature, and not its digital nature

For those of you interested in literary theory, I have been developing ideas towards the creation of a new branch of literary theory. I call it "I.T.": Internet Theory. This theory, which is still in the formative stages, attempts to work out the implications, formal characteristics, and inherent properties of "digital text," "digital consciousness," and "Reception Velocity," among other things. I have done a solid week of it here:

http://www.adamfieled.blogspot.com

I hope that others will join with me in exploring these ideas. A new context for literature is a new chance to redefine it, as it was, is, and can be.
Best,
Adam Fieled
Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz, The Langston Hughes Project
"Live" at the Huntington Library Thursday, April 23, 2009 at 7:00p.m.

Featuring the Ron McCurdy Quartet

The concert will feature the Ron McCurdy Quintet with Eli Bruggemann,
piano, Peter Buck, drums, Gabe Noel, bass, Munyungo, percussion and
Ron McCurdy, trumpet and spoken word.

For ticket information contact: The Huntington: http://www.huntington.org/
Call: (626) 405-2100 Address: 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108

This multimedia presentation consists of spoken word, videography, and
jazz quintet is Langston Hughes’ commentary on the struggle for freedom and
equality of African Americans and Africans during the 1960s. By way of
videography, this concert performance links the words and music of Hughes’
poetry to topical images of Ask Your Mama's people, places, and events, and
to the works of the visual artists. Langston Hughes admired or collaborated
with most closely over the course of his career -- the African-inspired mural designs and cubist
> geometries of Aaron Douglas, the blues and jazz-inspired collages of
> Romare Bearden, t he macabre grotesques of Meta Warrick Fuller and
> the rhythmic sculptural figurines and heads and bas reliefs of
> Richmond Barthe, the color blocked cityscapes and black history series
> of Palmer Hayden and Jacob Lawrence. Together the words, sounds, and
> images recreate a magical moment in our cultural history, which
> bridges the Harlem Renaissance, the post World War II Beat writers'
> coffeehouse jazz poetry world, and the looming Black Arts performance
> explosion of the 1960s.

4.19.2009


Allen Ruppersberg, Placemats and Poems (2008)

Allen Ruppersberg followed in the tradition of the travelling bard by performing and selling poems at reduced prices during the time of the fair. Setting up an ad-hoc stall inside the Koenig bookstore, Ruppersberg brought some of the anti-commercialism of the beat era to the slick marketplace of the art fair.

Allen Ruppersberg (b.1944) is an American artist based in New York and Santa Monica.