jeudi 10 mai 2012

Lex-Icon Blog Project Post 52 : Maria Damon

The Ceramic Age: for Alan Read/Lex-ICON

In 2007 I heard Alan Read deliver a paper that was later published in Performance Research as "The Ceramic Age: Things Hidden Since the Foundation of Performance Studies." This image responds, tying together of the hardness of a stage floor, the shininess of the computer screen, the introduction of semiotically meaningful ceramics in the 4th millennium BCE, and the deceptively smooth surface of this image whose three-dimensional counterpart is open-weave linen with matte cotton thread whose textured effect comprises the majority of its charm.”--Maria Damon

Maria Damon teaches poetry and poetics at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of The Dark End of the Street: Margins in American Vanguard Poetry and Postliterary America: From Bagel Shop Jazz to Micropoetries; co-editor, with Ira Livingston, of Poetry and Cultural Studies: A Reader; and co-autor, with mIEKAL aND, of several books and hypertexts of poetry.He chapbook, Meshwards, was published as part of Dusie Kollectiv 5 and a pdf is visible online at:
          Maria Damon will be present during the Lex-ICON conference for anyone who hopes to meet and discuss her work in person with her. She will also read in Mulhouse on the 10th of June as part of the conference!
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3 commentaires:

  1. Marvelous, Maria! Thank you. Sheila

  2. A beautiful representation, the actual, the signified, and the remembered; the symbolized and the utilitarian. An act in tune with the culture of living, an object more than act, a ritualized object, a presentation of consciousness, a possibility to interact through sensations and the memory of sensations. The tactile as an always-possibility. Lovely!--Thank you--Bobbi