“liner notes for a pithecanthropus erectus sketchbook”, by federico federici

“My feeling on the poems is that they are a cohesive set, yet each has its own identity. How much time the reader spends with each is up to them, but they might spend hours, or seconds, with each or with all. How rare is a clear control of the pansemic aesthetic? Essentially it seems as though Federico’s poems are often the evocation of a structure evading itself, an exact match to what Mingus declared his piece was about – a ten minute tone poem. Certainly in terms of actual construction Federico is also providing a score, a rescoring of that which been unscored. Here is metaphorical language without semantics. Ambiguous detail activating the poetic. The work is remarkable precisely because it works in a graceful, familiar space to do often stark and unfamiliar things. Like jazz that absorbs sound. This feels to me a faithful act towards listening and the intention towards possibility and inspiration. The roll, the smudge, the dead signature. The cut in the scrawl. The squig. The line, cards and bled ink. Sounds on paper.”

SJ Fowler

Liner notes for a Pithecanthropus Erectus sketchbook, with a foreword by SJ Fowler, lulu.com, Morrisville 2018, (Eng-Asemic). ISBN: 978-0244999049   amazon.it | .com.de | .es | .uk

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Maria Grazia Calandrone, I frammenti di realtà caotici e creativi di Giovenale
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the work of art in post-human times


Aesthetics Workshop Organized by
Brunella Antomarini & Stefan Lorenz Sorgner
Saturday September 8, 2018 – from h 12pm
John Cabot University
Aula Magna Regina, Guarini Campus, Via della Lungara 233 – Rome

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florian cramer: “anti-media: ephemera on speculative arts” (2013)



“1. There is art, and there is anti-art.
2. If that is so, there must also be anti-media.
3. ‘Media’ as a term is as fuzzy as ‘art’.
4. Both ‘art’ and ‘media’ refuse to go away.
Anti-media is what remains if one debunks the notion of media but can’t get rid of it.

This book reflects on anti-copyright, porn, creative industries, post-punk, Arts and Crafts and constructivism, cooking as contemporary art, Oulipo, post-digitality, mezangelle, Anonymous and 4chan, Fluxus, amateurism, file sharing networks, pop culture, 17th century poetry, electroacoustic music, Neonazi communication guerilla, Rotterdam, romanticism, electronic literature, Mail Art, ontology, Super 8, Rosicrucianism and conceptual art.”

Publisher nai010 publishers, Rotterdam, and Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam, 2013
Studies in Network Cultures series
ISBN 9789462080317, 9462080313
260 pages

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