10 giugno, milano, mudima: conceptual writing

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.




asemic writing: “offline and in the gallery”, an asemic writing exhibit at minnesota (march 10th – may 28th, 2017)

Featuring Asemic Writing & Book Art from: Tim Gaze, Rosaire Appel, Luigi Serafini, Carlos M. Luis, Israel F Haros Lopez, Paul A Toth, Alain Satié, Jose Parlá, John M. Bennett, Marco Giovenale, Cecil Touchon, Scott Helmes, Derek Beaulieu, Brion Gysin, Satu Kaikkonen, Cheryl Penn, Raymond Queneau, Logan K. Young, Steve McCaffery, Xu Bing, Geof Huth, Gene Kannenberg Jr., Christopher Skinner, Max Ernst, Timothy Ely, Charles Stein, Gazaliel, Lucinda Sherlock, Volodymyr Bilyk, Catherine M. Bennett, Henri Michaux, Spencer Selby, Jim Leftwich, Louise Tournay, Abdourahamane Diarra, Joe Maneri, Michael Jacobson, Robyn Ellenbogen, Donna Maria De Creeft, Marilyn R Rosenberg, Francesco Aprile, Bill Beamer, Nuno De Matos, Lynn Alexander, Tony Burhouse, Scott Ross, Axel Calatayud,  Henry Denander, Jean-christophe Giacottino, Lin Tarczynski, Tom Cassidy, Ricky Brett, Edward Kulemin, Phil Openshaw, Kerri Pullo, Anneke Baeten, Benji Friedman, Laura Ortiz, John McConnochie, Kimm Kiriako, Sam Roxas Chua, Steven J Fowler, Tatiana Roumelioti, Ekaterina Samigulina & Yuli Ilyshchanska, Nico Vassilakis, mIEKAL aND, the unknown author of  The Voynich Manuscript, all the authors & artists in Asemic Magazine, everyone in John Moore William’s asemic issue of The Bleed, & including everyone in Paul A. Toth’s ALPHA BET A TEST: The Eye Am Eye Asemic Anthology: Language In The Act of Disappearing.


the unbearable contact with poets / derek beaulieu





total recall: at the bury art museum, sept – oct, 2015

total recallfrom
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=934716083243667&id=124830350898915 :

1 August — 3 October, 2015
Bury Art Museum. Curated by derek beaulieu and Philip Davenport.


Penny Anderson – Our Beautiful Words Are / Erica Baum – Total Recall / derek beaulieu – KERN #1, KERN #2 / Jaap Blonk – Water for Tony, Wind for Tony, Wood for Tony / Leanne Bridgewater – Alphatrout / Mike Chavez-Dawson – Linga-Yoni Complete / Paula Claire – Memo / Lucy Harvest Clarke – Forever Hold Your Peace,
Our Allotment / Emma Cocker – Close Reading C+D / Liz Collini – eTheaceae / Matt Dalby – The Shrill Thread / Philip Davenport – the weather, in lipstick / James Davies – I remember the Text Festival / Rachel Defay-Liautard – anabol is [ ] / Jayne Dyer – Speak to Me / Stephen Emmerson – Paul Written, The Journal of Baal 7, 8 & 9 / Steve Giasson – ANGLOMANIA (20 works for Tony Trehy) / Marco Giovenale – asemic encyclopaedia page 1257060, asemic encyclopaedia page 13874257462, asemic encyclopaedia page 43074359987, ASEMIhalfCUBE, sorry for the asemic rebus / Jesse Glass – Hell Money Permutation Series / Robert Grenier – 16 from r h y m m s / Alan Halsey – Notations for Two Dancers, North & West Target Language / Peter Jaeger – All the Air in Proust / Tom Jenks – tt / Cecilie Bjørgås Jordheim – The Great Treatise / Satu Kaikkonen – Letters from The Past 1 & 2, Memoryies Series / Karri Kokko – On the Other Hand / Márton Koppány – Butterfly for Gertrude, Concrete Poem for Tony Trehy / Tony Lopez – Wagtails on Tarmac / Darren Marsh – Constructing Tony Trehy / Steve Miller – Untitled / Kristin Mueller – Selection from buch 3b de 04–09, Selection from Книга 3b ru 01–03 2015 / angela rawlings – Nutrition Facts / Sarah Sanders I Used To (notebook page) / Seekers of Lice – tropes of everyday life / Ron Silliman – Untitled / Carolyn Thompson – A Reminder / Barrie Tullett – Memory Changes The Story Of An Experience, Our Memories Are Constructed 1–9 / Lawrence Weiner – DRAWN OVER ON WITHIN A RELATIONSHIP OF SOME SORT OF CONTINUITY. CAT# 441 (1977) THE WORK IS COURTESY OF THE ARTIST (LANGUAGE+MATERIALS REFERRED TO) / Eric Zboya – Barney: A Portrait

All photographs by Philip Davenport.

(Please note that the photos aren’t fully representative of the whole show – many shots show more than one piece and some pieces were displayed in the archive box at a table, rather than on the wall. Many, many thanks to all contributors.)

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