Archivi tag: experimental

anti-100 years of cinema manifesto / jonas mekas. 1996

“As you well know it was God who created this Earth and everything on it. And he thought it was all great. All painters and poets and musicians sang and celebrated the creation and that was all OK. But not for real. Something was missing. So about 100 years ago God decided to create the motion picture camera. And he did so. And then he created a filmmaker and said ‘now here is an instrument called motion picture camera. Now go and film and celebrate the beauty of the creation and the dreams of human spirit, and have fun with it.’

But the devil did not like that. So he placed a money bag in front of the camera and said to the filmmakers ‘why do you want to celebrate the beauty of the world and the spirit of it if you can make money with this instrument?’ And, believe it or not, all filmmakers ran after the money bag. The Lord realized he had made a mistake. So some 25 years later, to correct his mistake, God created independent avant-garde filmmakers and said, ‘here is the camera. Take it and go into the world and sing the beauty of all creation and have fun with it. But you will have a difficult time doing it, and you will never make any money with this instrument.’

Thus spoke the Lord to Viking Eggeling, Germaine Dulac, Jean Epstein, Fernand Leger, Dmitri Kirsanoff, Marcel Duchamp, Hans Richter, Luis Bunuel, Man Ray, Cavalcanti, Jean Cocteau, and Maya Deren, and Sidney Peterson, and Kenneth Anger, Gregory Markopoulos, Stan Brakhage, Marie Menken, Bruce Baillie, Francis Lee, Harry Smith and Jack Smith and Ken Jacobs, Ernie Gehr, Ron Rice, Michael Snow, Joseph Cornell, Peter Kubelka, Hollis Frampton and Barbara Rubin, Paul Sharits, Robert Beavers, Christopher McLain, and Kurt Kren, Robert Breer, Dore O, Isidore Isou, Antonio De Bernardi, Maurice Lemaitre, and Bruce Conner, and Klaus Wyborny, Boris Lehman, Bruce Elder, Taka Iimura, Abigail Child, Andrew Noren and too many others. Many others all over the world. And they took their Bolex’s and their little 8 and Super-8 cameras and began filming the beauty of this world, and the complex adventures of the human spirit, and they’re having great fun doing it. And the films bring no money and do not do what’s called useful.

And the museums all over the world are celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of cinema, costing them millions of dollars the cinema makes, all going gaga about their Hollywoods. But there is no mention of the avant-garde or the independents of our cinema.

I have seen the brochures, the programs of the museums and archives and cinematheques around the world. But these say, ‘we don’t care about your cinema.’ In the times of bigness, spectaculars, one hundred million movie productions, I want to speak for the small, invisible acts of human spirit, so subtle, so small, that they die when brought out under the clean lights. I want to celebrate the small forms of cinema, the lyrical form, the poem, the watercolor, etude, sketch, portrait, arabesque, and bagatelle, and little 8mm songs. In the times when everybody wants to succeed and sell, I want to celebrate those who embrace social and daily tailor to pursue the invisible, the personal things that bring no money and no bread and make no contemporary history, art history or any other history. I am for art which we do for each other, as friends.

I am standing in the middle of the information highway and laughing, because a butterfly on a little flower somewhere in China just fluttered its wings, and I know that the entire history, culture will drastically change because of that fluttering. A super-8 millimeter camera just made a little soft buzz somewhere, somewhere on the lower east side of New York, and the world will never be the same.

The real history of cinema is invisible history. History of friends getting together, doing the thing they love. For us, the cinema is beginning with every new buzz of the projector, with every new buzz of our cameras. With every new buzz of our cameras, our hearts jump forward my friends.”


Jonas Mekas, February 11, 1996, American Center, Paris

new issue of ‘tip of the knife’

“una musa indiscreta”. per emilio villa

La raccolta UNA MUSA INDISCRETA – Quattro testi su Emilio Villa  (Archimuseo Adriano Accattino, edizione. f. c.) riunisce interventi dedicati al poeta clandestino nell’ambito del Convegno ‹‹I Verbovisionari. L’altra avanguardia tra sperimentazione visiva e sonora ››, tenutosi alla Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, il 24 e 25 novembre 2016. Percorsi paralleli che, pur nei differenti approcci dei singoli autori in ambiti di ricerca consonanti, ci consegnano una pluralità di rimandi e intrecci dell’eclettico multiverso villiano.

fall to earth / nula. 2018

vivamente consigliato

(consigliato agli italiani, soprattutto):

“huellkurven”, issue #5 : concerts, performances & release _ in wien



November 12th / 12. November 2016
h. 8:00pm
Saloon, Soundpoetry, Listening & Dialogue

venue: HUT
Sechshauserstrasse 28, 1150 Wien

soundpoetry performances und release of the 5th issue of the online sound poetry magazine dedicated to sound poetry, poésie sonore, lautpoesie, noise poetry, sound-text composition, auditive poesie, audio poetry etc.
with .aufzeichnensysteme, Dirk Huelstrunk, Martin Bakero, Günter Vallaster

supported by: GAV – Grazer Autorinnen Autorenversammlung

ISSUE #5 features works by
AG Davis / Beat Unternaehrer / Brandstifter / Dganit Elyakim and Eran Hadas / die grenzlandreiter / differx / Dirk HuelsTrunk / donna kuhn / Fletcher Nightwine / Grzegorz Kielawski / GS Smith / Jacinta Lynch / John M. Bennett / Lilian Beidler / Martina Claussen / Michal Rataj, Jaromír Typlt / mIEKAL aND / Nia Davies / Sebastian Bradt / Tobias Reber / UQ (Unamunos Quorum) and Jaap Blonk / Vladimir Vladda Miloykovitch (Vladimir Milojković)


un network possibile _ [replica]

post aggiornato: qui:


asemic-net _

asemic googlegroup _

benway series

benway series @ facebook





differx net/project _

du-champ _   Continua a leggere

“a handbook of protocols for literary listening” / craig dworkin. 2012



tip of the knife, issue #11

Tip of the Knife, Issue 11, is now available

Bill DiMichele

un network possibile (delle sperimentazioni)

quarta revisione lug. 2021,
terza revisione ott. 2020,
seconda revisione 9-21 mag. 2020,
revisione 12 mar. 2020,
aggiorn. 8 mag. e 1 giu. 2019,
dopo il 20 lug. 2016


alle dinge (blogspot) _

alle dinge (tumblr) _

asemic net _

archivio maurizio spatola _

asemic googlegroup _

aswrig (asemic writing gallery) _

avant gardner

benway series

benway series @ facebook




il cucchiaio nell’orecchio _

diaforia e floema… _ e

differx _ [riassorbito fino al 25 giu. 2015 in slowforward, poi riattivato il 1 giugno 2019] _ [riassorbito in slowforward]

differx net/project _

du-champ _ http://
[messo in modalità non visibile per via della legge sui cookies, 2015]

elio martusciello _


exp-net _ %5Bora qui: http://exp–]

exponere _

eexxiitt _

eexxiitt fb group – materiali fuori contesto _ [riassorbito in slowforward]


fusione di terza fase _

gammm _

gammm – fb page

gammm – fb group _


gian paolo guerini _ e

glitch links

installance _  [fino al 2015, poi riassorbito e continuato in slowforward]

irata _

i resti


krupnik1503 _

lettere grosse (su issuu) _

lettere grosse (blog) _ %5Bora qui:]

luca venitucci

marco ariano

mariangela guatteri @ flickr

mariangela guatteri @ tumblr

mariangela guatteri @ wordpress

michele zaffarano @ fb

michele zaffarano @ vimeo

motto _

nicola pisanti _

oikost (jennifer scappettone) _

partage du sensible (silvia tripodi) _

pietro d’agostino

plan de clivage

radioarte _

radio free clear light (chicago) _

recognitiones _
(fino al 30 lug. 2013, poi:


refrag fb group

[ ricerca ] _

rkwz699 @ youtube

sensitive plankton


the flux i share

the new postliterate


united automations _

utsanga _

webring _



la zona rossa _



[*] il network riguarda – tendenzialmente – pagine di poesia visiva, asemic writing, fotografia, musica e scritture di ricerca di area principalmente italiana da tempo in legame, collaborazione, contatto. poche altre (anche se definite sperimentali).

nella prima versione del network (prima del 2016) non erano incluse pagine web di area statunitense, canadese, francese, eccetera. erano raccolti solo link di pagine (anche in altre lingue ma) italiane, per iniziare a delineare un network così connotato. le uniche eccezioni riguardavano (parzialmente) la scrittura asemantica e il glitch. la struttura del post va progressivamente cambiando, tuttavia.


em-bank-the-main-stream >>> read differxhost

otoliths, issue #26

Issue twenty-six of Otoliths, the southern winter issue, has just gone live, featuring contributions from:

John Bloomberg-Rissman & Anne Gorrick, David Appelbaum, paul summers, SJ Fowler, Vaughan Rapatahana, Rico Moore, Kyle Hemmings, Philip Byron Oakes, Clark Lunberry, Arpine Konyalian Grenier, Kent MacCarter, Beni Ransom, Eileen R. Tabios, John M. Bennett, Jim Leftwich & John M. Bennett, John M. Bennett & Matthew Stolte, Douglas Barbour & Sheila E. Murphy, Richard Kostelanetz, Lakey Comess, James Mc Laughlin, John Thomas Allen, Donna Kuhn, Raymond Farr, Joshua Mostafa, Jo Langton, Elizabeth Welsh, Tony Beyer, Jordon Lofton, Mark Rutter, Eleanor Leonne Bennett, Howie Good, David Jalajel, bárbara mesquita, Jeff Harrison, Jill Jones, Bill Yarrow, Jeremy Freedman, Reed Altemus, Jim Meirose, Matt Margo, Andy Martrich, Tyson Bley, Deborah Poe & Gene Tanta, Andrew Topel, Roger Williams, Jason Joyce, Tom Beckett, Tim Keane, Charles Freeland & Rosaire Appel, Bill Drennan, John Pursch, Caleb Puckett, Matthew Stolte, Marty Hiatt, J.D. Nelson, Stephen Nelson, Marc Jones, Jack Galmitz, Márton Koppány, Francesco Levato, Cherie Hunter Day, Scott Metz, Sarah Edwards, bruno neiva, Keith Higginbotham, Dorothee Lang & Julia Davies, Felino A. Soriano, Emma Morgan, lindsay cahill, Bobbi Lurie, Marco Giovenale, Leah Muddle, Bob Heman, & sean burn.

sonic squirrel

The Rotations Project / Gryphée

messaggi ai poeti (#09)

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