Reframing, Uncreativity, Unoriginality sono alcune delle modalità compositive che caratterizzano la conceptual writing, un movimento letterario sperimentale ancora in formazione, attivo principalmente nel mondo anglosassone, e in grado di dialogare con sistemi solo apparentemente lontani da quello più strettamente letterario.
Anziché proporre delle definizioni, questo libro segue l’andamento dei fenomeni associati alla scrittura concettuale contemporanea e alle sue interazioni con altri modelli espressivi: dai debiti verso le sperimentazioni della scrittura di ricerca e della poesia concreta fino alle relazioni con l’arte concettuale della seconda metà del Novecento.
Cinque conversazioni con i principali protagonisti della conceptual writing, Kenneth Goldsmith, Craig Dworkin, Nick Thurston, Christian Bök, Derek Beaulieu chiudono il volume affrontando la sfida lanciata dalle diverse logiche che regolano il sistema di testualità diffuso oggi attraverso i social networks e forme mediali più o meno innovative.
New work from 13 international contributors in print and 26 international contributors online
Infinity’s Kitchen, a small literary journal, announces the release of a sixth issue. Founded in Baltimore, Maryland in 2008, Infinity’s Kitchen is a graphic literary journal ofexperimental literature and conceptual writing. The publication is designed to explore new and innovative forms of literature, via print, performance and technology. The sixth and latest issue contains poetry, short fiction, constrained writing, antonymic poetry, visual poetry, an essay about word squares and a poem composed of redacted hip hop lyrics: all from 13 international contributors in print and 26 international contributors online.
The publication will host a release party in Brooklyn, New York at The Old American Can Factory. The party will celebrate the magazine’s sixth issue of experimental literature, on the evening of June 13, 2013.
Contributors to the new issue will read and/or discuss their work during the event. These contributors include: Billy Cancel, whose poems are collages of found phrases and ideas; Greg Gathman, an experimental filmmaker whose video combines cellphone footage and music to accompany interlaced lines from different poems; Gary Heidt, author of an essay exploring the idea of the Word Square; Erica ESH Henry, who combines the use of musical notational symbols with written poetry; Katie Morales, a dancer and choreographer whose essay offers “erratic thoughts on an art form nobody cares about unless Natalie Portman is making out with a girl” and representatives from the Van Reipen Collective who will perform a poem written for multiple simultaneous voices by Scottish poet Ashby McGowan.
Date: June 13, 2013. Time: Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show starts at 8:00 p.m. Location: The Old American Can Factory, Gowanus Canal Brooklyn, 232 Third Street corner Third Avenue in Gowanus, Brooklyn at the edge of the Gowanus Canal’s Fifth Street Basin centered between Carroll Gardens and Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215. (very detailed directions: http://www.xoprojects.com/contact.html#address ) Ticket Price: Free. RSVP by e-mail at info[at]infinityskitchen.com or on Facebook or Google+.