ARTBOLLOCKS THEATRE: SCHWITTERSIAN

27 Sep

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“Schwittersian” is a brilliant made up non-word. I know people (artists especially) whose houses are totally Schwittersian in the sense that there’s a load of crap everywhere and random shit stuck to the walls, and they seem pathologically averse to tidying up. I’ve also seen lots of art exhibitions that were just a load of old junk, but neither of the aforementioned things necessarily amount to visual poetry. OCD, possibly. Incipient full-blown mental illness, occasionally. Sheer laziness, often. The prospect of a gallery show but they haven’t done enough work, frequently. But visual poetry? Rarely. And if it is visual poetry, we the audience will decide that for ourselves by looking at the work, not just because somebody tells us so.

Read the rest of my original commentary on this text here: Artbollocksonate.

Previous episodes: Ephemeral Investigation Pschogeography Haptic Noesis Oscillating

Some forthcoming victims: Artbollocks Panorama

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5 Responses to “ARTBOLLOCKS THEATRE: SCHWITTERSIAN”

  1. Jeff 27/09/2013 at 10:57 PM #

    That recording of Schwitters at the end of your video (‘La diddly dee, bom ba bom ba bom’) is one of Daniel Libeskind’s desert island discs, doncha know? His kids love it too. His wife leaves the room.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/desert-island-discs/castaway/f3589f4f

    • Alistair 28/09/2013 at 11:44 AM #

      The thing with him and his wife reminds me of Abigail’s Party. Does Liebeskind’s wife have a stack of Demis Roussos records she wants to play instead?

  2. Alistair 04/10/2013 at 10:59 AM #

    Reblogged this on Alistair Gentry.

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