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Bibliophilia in Technophobia: A Dream Come True   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 11/20/13

The phenomenon of collecting loses its meaning as it loses its personal owner. –Walter Benjamin, “Unpacking my Library” Every artist should have a cheap line. It keeps art ordinary. –John Baldessari Let me tell you about a dream I had. It was a working-through, partially, of an 80’s era Twilight Zone I probably saw for the first time late at night on a television where there were still two knobs for UHF and VHF, re-ran on YouTube this past year. In the episode... [more]

Winding Down  
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10/21/13 Posted 10/21/13

Screencap of a discarded draft on my style blog... [more]

Charles Bernstein  
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at Kunsthalle Galapagos January 26th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Posted 5/30/13

Elena Berriolo: Transcription of Piero Manzoni's Infinite Line with Sewing Machine Charles Bernstein Nothing could be more purely poetic than the line, so it is perhaps less a metaphor than usual to think of Elena Berriolo's performance as a reflection on the verse line. Charles Olson was once asked, how long is a line? He put his chalk to the board and ran a line to the end and continues, chalk in hand, to walk out of the room. Berriolo's work had something of that quality, tho... [more]

GEOslant with Legacy Russell:
FOUND: Peradam
 
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9/16/12 Posted 9/16/12

When René Daumal wrote Le Mont Analogue: Roman d'aventures alpines, non euclidiennes et symboliquement authentiques (Mount Analogue: A Novel of Symbolically Authentic Non-Euclidean Adventures in Mountain Climbing) in 1952, it marked the first use of the word “peradam” in the history of literature. Peradam gestures toward the concept of an object that reveals itself only to those who seek to discover it. Le Mont Analogue details the tale of the discovery and exploration of a mountain that exists... [more]

Talk of the Fairs - Books & More Books   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Posted 12/2/11

“The bibliophile is the master of his books, the bibliomaniac their slave”, so goes the aphorism.[i] If you’re anything like me, you’re consistently on the verge of breaking through the onion-skin-, or papyrus-, or parchment-thin border between the two. And it’s not just about reading, no. There’s a certain lust involved, an orientation, let’s call it, towards the physicality of the cover and the pages, the form. There’s also a certain excitement involved in the idea of multiples, editions, pre... [more]


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