Saturday, August 17, 2013

Envision This, Atom Slice Precise

New visual poem I made up yesterday.

This poem was inspired in part by my recent reading of Craig Dworkin's No Medium.  The book is an extensive scholarly study on "nothing".  Really a great book too.  My only disappointment was there was no mention of Paul Taylor's famous Seven New Dances, where the dancers stood perfectly still through the entire performance.

Among a number of fascinating insights, the book offers a great approach for considering the expectations of the audience when approaching a work of art and how that encounter is most drastically confounded when the audience actually encounters nothing in the presentation.  It is a dramatic leap beyond the "Open Expression" employed in countless imaginative ways by the New York School of Poets.

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