WIRELESS IMAGINATION | Author: Douglas Kahn
Wireless Imagination addresses perhaps the most conspicuous silence in contemporary theory and art criticism, the silence that surrounds the polyphonous histories of audio art. Composed of both original essays and several newly translated documents, this book provides a close audition to some of the most telling and soundful moments in the "deaf century," conceived and performed by such artists as Raymond Roussel, Antonin Artaud, Marcel Duchamp, Andre Breton, John Cage, Hugo Ball, Kurt Weill, and William Burroughs.
From the late nineteenth century to the 1960s, the essays uncover the fantastic acoustic scenarios projected through the writings of Raymond Roussel; the aural objects of Marcel Duchamp; Dziga Vertov's proposal for a phonographic "laboratory of hearing"; the ZAUM language and Radio Sorcery conjured by Velimir Khlebnikov; the iconoclastic castaways of F. T. Marinetti's La Radia; the destroyed musics of the Surrealists; the noise bands of Russolo, Foregger, Varese, and Cage; the contorted radio talk show delivered by Antonin Artaud; the labyrinthine inner journeys invoked by German Hoerspiel; and the razor contamination and cut-up ventriloquism of William S. Burroughs.
152 x 224 x 28 mm
Schottenfreude: German Words for the Human Condition | Author: Ben Schott
Have you ever thought, 'There should be a German word for that'? Well, now there is.From the mind that created Schott's Original Miscellany comes a unique volume exploring the idiosyncrasies...
The Yield | Winner of the 2020 Miles Franklin Award | Author: Tara June Winch
Winner of the 2020 Miles Franklin Award | Winner, Book of the Year, People's Choice, Christina Stead Prize for Fiction at NSW Premier's Literary Award | Shortlisted for the Stella Prize.Just...
How To Be an Antiracist | Author: Ibram X. Kendi
New York Times Bestseller!Not being racist is not enough. We have to be antiracist. In this rousing and deeply empathetic book, Ibram X. Kendi, founding director of the Antiracism Research...