The Dark Would: Language Art Anthology

Pester, Holly. 2013. The Dark Would: Language Art Anthology. In: Philip Davenport, ed. The Dark Would: v. 1: Language Art Anthology. Manchester: Apple Pie Publishing. ISBN 978-1909388000 [Book Section]

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A pioneering anthology of contemporary text artists and poets.

THE DARK WOULD gathers work by over 100 contributors including some of the most noted artists and poets alive today: Rosmarie Waldrop, Ron Silliman, Caroline Bergvall, Christian Bök, Vanessa Place, Kenny Goldsmith, Lawrence Weiner, Susan Hiller, Tsang Kin-Wah, Charles Bernstein, Robert Grenier, Tacita Dean, Tom Phillips, Tom Raworth, and many, many more.

This is a moment in time when poets and many artists share the same primary material: language. Conceptual art, vispo, text art, outsider art, conceptual poetry, flarf, concrete poetry, live art, L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E, sound scores... THE DARK WOULD is a compelling document, alchemising text into art into text.

The anthology is split between two volumes - paper and virtual. Many of the works here are in two parts, speaking to one another across the paper/virtual divide, as a metaphor of dis/embodiment, considering time, mortality and human traces in the natural world. (The second volume - provided electronically - is included in the price of the first.)

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14 Sep 2015 10:07

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