silliman’s blog @ epc digital library

The EPC Digital Library is delighted to announce the Complete Ron Silliman Blog History: every entry 2002-2020, listed, & searchable by, topic. The full blog now archived at the EPC. Thanks to Steve McLaughlin for putting this immense resource together.


questo spiega perché mi piace internet archive / this is why i like internet archive

here, three recent examples (among a million ones):

Spark New Ideas & Technologies at DWeb Camp 2019
“On July 18-21th, the Internet Archive is convening a special gathering around decentralized technologies and principles for a more open, private, secure Web. Builders and Dreamers: join us for …” >>>

Have You Played Atari Today?
“When I was a kid I fell in love with computers. Specifically, I fell in love with the Atari 800, one of the first microcomputers. I wanted to know…” >>>

71716 video tapes in 12094 days
“On November 4, 1979 Marion Stokes began systematically video taping television news and continued for more than 33 years, until the day she died. The Internet Archive is now home to the unique 71k+ video cassette collection and is endeavoring to help make sure it is digitized and made available online to everyone, forever, for free…” >>>

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festapoesia concreta (accademia d’ungheria in roma, 21 apr. – 5 mag. 2018): i materiali verbovisivi e l’incontro del 2 maggio


21 aprile – 6 maggio

Accademia d’Ungheria in Roma
via Giulia 1

da un’idea di Giuseppe Garrera, István Puskás e Sebastiano Triulzi.
in collaborazione con Lorenzo de’ Medici The Italian International Institute


Quest’anno l’edizione di UrbsArt è dedicata alla lingua e alla poesia nelle sue varie forme: il 21 aprile 2018 inaugura il festival di poesia e musica CONCRETA-FESTAPOESIA. Una grande mostra, e ogni venerdì e sabato incontri di poesia (poeti dall’Ungheria, dall’Italia, dalla Svezia, dalla Norvegia, dalla Slovacchia, dalla Francia, dalla Germania, dalla Finlandia, dalla Polonia, dalla Repubblica Ceca, dagli USA), arte (esposizioni e omaggi monografici) e musica (concerti d’avanguardia e di ricerca sonora e visiva). Continue reading

al moderna museet di stoccolma, il 16 febbraio: presentazione del nuovo numero di oei (#79]

OEI #79: edit/publish/distribute!

The 79th issue of the magazine OEI is a special issue published in the form of a spatial presentation at Moderna Museet during the period 17/2–1/4. It deals with editing/publishing/distributing – in an experimental montage of different editorial practices in an expanded field between art, poetry, film, documents, theory and historiography.
To publish a magazine is not only a matter of producing a physical artifact, but also, and to an ever increasing extent, a matter of intervening in and acting for an entire ecology of publishing, where the possibilities of new and unprejudiced readings incessantly have to be created in new constellations and contexts. OEI #79 emphasizes the material and technical production of a magazine, scanning and printing, editing processes and forms of distribution, but also the magazine as an aesthetic and playful investigative practice, and the forms of social life made possible by editorial assemblages and encounters between people and groups from various fields and disciplines.
OEI #79 includes some hundred participants from different generations and geographical horizons in a multi-medial and multi-temporal montage distributed in clusters and sequences over walls, tables, shelves and floor. The challenge is to edit in three and – sometimes – four dimensions. The editorial enunciation circulates between magazines and books, sound-pieces and video-works, projections and displays in exhibition-cases, and aims to raise questions about visualization, reading, attention and criticality, distribution and the infrastructure of publishing. This is realized by means of a thematization of shifting speeds of reading and viewing, a montage between the readable and the visible, between text and image.
A number of important points of gravity in OEI #79 are constituted by inventive and continuously generative, but far too unheeded publishing projects such as Art Distribution, Wedgepress & Cheese, After Hand and Kulturmagasinet Vargen. The artist Lars Fredrikson’s works on books by the poet Claude Royet-Journoud accentuate the violent and yet fragile character of reading, whereas the typographer Gerold Propper, on the contrary, seeks a utopian readability by means of experiments with ”typograms” and book design. A publication that in an exemplary way carries several forms of display is Berndt Petterson’s I Påsen(Cavefors 1965). It is simultaneously an artist’s book, a booklet of visual poetry, an exhibition and a concrete form of distribution: the bag!
In parallel to such ’historical’ examples, OEI #79 also encompasses a long series of contemporary artistic and poetic practices of editing and publishing, ranging from the works by Åse Eg Jørgensen on paper and format to Tan Lin’s ambient investigations of the negotiations of the book and the act of publishing in digital environments and systems; from Stina Persson’s photocopied night sky and Marco Giovenale’s ”asemic writing” (a writing where the semantic meaning is receding behind the visual dimension) to Ana Luiza Dias Batista’s digital paper and franck leibovici’s mapping of the magazines by Claude Royet-Journoud.
Editorial practice, Nils Olsson writes in an essay in OEI #79, is the name of proceedings that today intervene in and traverse all fields of culture, all situations and functions. The promise of the editorial practice consists in its ”productive reluctance to take the prevailing differentiations between competences and media for granted”. Editorial practice operates ”on the very spot where general, specific, technical, ideological, historical and aesthetical conditions of articulation converge – which is also the only point from where it is practically possible to transform these conditions”. To edit is to work with what exists, but at the same time to make this into something more. Edit/publish/distribute!
As a part of OEI #79, we are organizing a series of conversations, presentations and lectures related to editing and publishing during five Friday evenings between February 23 and March 23. Communities of publishers, artists, poets and philosophers from Denmark, France, Portugal and Sweden will then join us at Moderna Museet.

Friday 16 Feb. at 18–23
Moderna Museet Stockholm 17/2 – 1/4

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(don’t) explain: #5, differx again



(don’t) explain: #2, differx



2224 pages @ is now echoing  images and contents from 2224 webpages: sites, blogs, zines, groups, flickr & tumblr accounts etc., all about experimental writing, vispo, art, asemic stuff, digital & paper collages, gif files, glitch, lobit, mail-art, video-art, photographic experiments, abstract works, and more.


alcuni link

differx net/project _

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decentralized networker congress 2012

The Liminal Gallery, Community High School, Roanoke, VA USA
November 2 at 12:00pm until November 4 at 6:00pm


In Celebration of the 20th Anniversary year of the Decentralized Networker Congress,
we are organizing a series of events, exhibitions, and actions in 6 locations around the globe.
The Decentralized Networker Congress of 1992, initially conceived by Networker H.R. Fricker,
and coordinated by Peter W. Kaufman eventually involved over 500 artists from 25 countries and over 250 events.
The original text is as follows :

Decentralized World-Wide Networker Congress 1992 (NC92)



hosts _ Jim Leftwich_ Notes on the Collab fests (2008-2011)

#1: notes 1-60

#2: notes 61-83

il 2011 di gammm

– john baldessari. the pencil story. 1972-73 [26-05-2011 .en]

– daniele bellomi. ebook: per forza di cose. 2011 [25-09-2011 .it]

– gabriele bonomo. da una musica per l’orecchio mancante. 2001 [17-11-2011 .it]

– nicolas bourriaud. da estetica relazionale. 2010 [30-09-2011 .it]

– stan brakhage. cat’s cradle. 1959 [10-07-2011]

– stan brakhage. mothlight. 1964 [07-08-2011]

– gregory burnham. subtotals. 1989 [29-08-2011 .en]

– william s. burroughs. da una lettera a allen ginsberg. 1960 [21-04-2011 .it]

– william s. burroughs. towers open fire. 1963 [04-06-2011]

– luis camnitzer. this is a mirror…. 1966–1968 [16-07-2011 .en]

– germano celant. da inespressionismo. 1988 [17-02-2011 .it]

– giacomo cerrai. ebook: 4′ 33” – a tribute to john cage. 2011 [20-10-2011 .it]

– yves citton. sette proposizioni sulla competenza letteraria. 2011 [10-10-2011 .it]

– mario corticelli. ebook: un modo. 2011 [23-11-2011 .it]

– corrado costa. vita di lenin. 1983 [11-08-2011 .it]

– elisa davoglio. la lunga impazienza. 2011 [29-12-2011 .it]

– rachel defay-liautard. ffwd. 2010 [01-01-2011 .en]

– carlo dentali. gli altri. 2009 [27-10-2011 .it]

– brian dettmer. three works. 2010 [06-10-2011]

– marcel duchamp intervistato da pierre cabanne. da ingénieur du temps perdu [03-03-2011 .it]

– greg evason. popular. 2010 [06-01-2011 .en / .it]

– greg evason. how to write a poem. 2011 [15-12-2011 .en / .it  / .fr]

– emilio fantin. ebook: seduto. 2010 [17-03-2011 .it]

– emilio fantin. sospetto. 1990 [22-12-2011 .it]

– vernon frazer. bordered quest(ion) [14-07-2011 .en]

– francesca genti. da la febbre (cap. 1). 2011 [19-05-2011 .it]

– marco giovenale. cambio di paradigma. 2010 [10-02-2011 .it]

– mariangela guatteri. soggiorno moderno in sequenza borderline. 2011 [01-12-2011 .it]

– stefano guglielmin. da c’è bufera dentro la madre. 2010 [10-11-2011 .it]

– michael jacobson. 2 pieces from action figures. 2008 [06-06-2011]

– ferdinand krivet. rundscheibe XIV. 1964 [31-03-2011]

– gérard-georges lemaire (e brion gysin). cut-up. 1983 [07-04-2011 .it]

– domenico lombardini. discorso sul feticcio. 2010 [20-01-2011 .it]

– laura marcheschi. scrittura. 1967 [21-07-2011]

– giulio marzaioli. fusione di terza fase. 2011 [08-12-2011 .it]

– rosa menkman. collapse of pal. 2011 [16-05-2011]

– manuel micaletto. ebook: a vario titolo. 2011 [21-08-2011 .it]

– filippo minelli. twitter. 2010 [10-01-2011]

– filippo minelli. flags. 2010 [03-04-2011]

– magdalo mussio. da in pratica. 1967 [18-08-2011]

om (martino oberto). letter [da “tool”, n.1]. 1965 [28-04-2011]

– adriano padua. schema. 2009 [24-02-2011 .it]

– charles pennequin. da bibi (incipit). 2002 [07-07-2011 .fr]

– patrick playter hartigan. constitutions. 2010 [03-02-2011 .en]

– antonio porta. da partita. 1967 [03-11-2011 .it]

– richard prince. eleven conversations. 1976 [02-09-2011 .en]

– steve roggenbuck. 4 poster poems. 2011 [13-10-2011 .en]

– xavierik rzsekprra. ebook: zsw-m. 2010-11 [23-07-2011 .en]

– vanni santoni. 999 rooms, 34-66: rooms of experience [04-07-2011 .en]

– leslie scalapino. da hmmm. 1976 [09-09-2011 .it]

sei shônagon. da note del guanciale. 1001-1010. I [10-06-2011 .it]

sei shônagon. da note del guanciale. 1001-1010. II [23-06-2011 .it]

– claude simon. da la battaglia di farsalo (incipit). 1969 [24-03-2011 .it]

– sergio soda star. io come spam. 2010. I [10-03-2011 .it]

– sergio soda star. io come spam. 2010. II [12-05-2011 .it]

– aldo spinelli. looping 30. 1976 [16-06-2011 .it]

– mark tichner. be real. 2008 [28-07-2011 .en]

unknown. engravings in the “trois frères” cave. 12000-13000 b.c. [16-09-2011]

– paolo valesio. da ascoltare il silenzio. 1986 [27-01-2011 .it]


…and more:

terry wilson e/su brion gysin [14-04-2011], carlo dossi [05-05-2011], j.m.bennett: opeb [02-06-2011], five years of gammm [29-06-2011], carl baker [04-08-2011], due link per ricordare giuliano mesa [25-08-2011]