Theory

Theory I used to be an artist then I became a poet then a writer Now when asked I simply refer to myself as a word processor Kenneth Goldsmith born writes in Theory The acclaimed conceptual poet who

  • Title: Theory
  • Author: Kenneth Goldsmith
  • ISBN: 9782365680103
  • Page: 134
  • Format: Unbound
  • I used to be an artist then I became a poet then a writer Now when asked, I simply refer to myself as a word processor, Kenneth Goldsmith born 1961 writes in Theory The acclaimed conceptual poet, who is the founder and editor of UbuWeb, a professor of Uncreative Writing at the University of Pennsylvania and the former host of a weekly radio show at WFMU, was also a I used to be an artist then I became a poet then a writer Now when asked, I simply refer to myself as a word processor, Kenneth Goldsmith born 1961 writes in Theory The acclaimed conceptual poet, who is the founder and editor of UbuWeb, a professor of Uncreative Writing at the University of Pennsylvania and the former host of a weekly radio show at WFMU, was also appointed MoMA s very first Poet Laureate in 2013 Goldsmith may be a word processor, but he has also proven to be a highly influential literary figure over the past two decades His latest publication, Theory, is a series of 500 texts from poems to aphoristic thoughts to short stories published on 500 sheets of paper and gathered unbound as a paper ream This artist s book is the first of Goldsmith s publications to consolidate his diverse practices from the radio to the Internet to his uncreative writing in a single volume.

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    1. Kenneth Goldmith’s “Theory.” As an object it’s a 500 page ream of paper with statements, fragments, and anecdotes on each page. If you know a little about Kenny G, it’s likely you’ve seen some of the stuff before. He’s pilfered sections of his own book, “Uncreative Writing,” and transcribed bits of his speeches and lectures. He’s re-purposed his own artist statements, broken-up his manifestos, quoted his articles, stolen from his interviews, sampled his own YouTube videos and [...]

    2. Lo leí en el computador del trabajo, en los miles de momentos muertos en los que no hacía nada, a un par de semanas de hacer efectiva mi renuncia. Nada más que agregar.Ya, ahora tengo otra cosa que agregar: Estoy viendo un capítulo de Seinfeld con chistes que no se pueden traducir porque aluden a aspectos idiosincráticos. Y sí, Kenneth Goldsmith cambió mi percepción con respecto a eso, ahora me parece una maravilla el ingenio del traductor para generar algo que siga teniendo sentido a pe [...]

    3. Todo lo que está diciendo ya ha sido dicho por otros. No hay nada nuevo aquí, sólo remixes y refritos de ideas sucias y teorías que envejecieron bien.

    4. Short, and much of it ignorable, I found it most interesting for its references to artwork with which I was not familiar.

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