Monday, April 6, 2009
Stories that aren't being told anymore
I'm interested in stories that aren't being told anymore. I'm interested in what we miss out on when we're constantly looking in our experience of the avant-garde to be rewarded by instances of breaks between high and low, evidence of the decentered sign. What about sincere belief in God? Elves? Magic? Can't we appreciate that?
Given that I believe, then, that [...] much of what we consider to be first-generation postmodern art is grounded in a practically visionary tradition [...] questions I applied to my study include, "How did filmmaker Kenneth Anger and poet Robert Duncan think collaboratively about the functions of myth and magic in their work?"; "What is the relationship between the 'serial' poem and the avant-garde 'serial' move series... particularly given the use of the poetic fragment as a unit of composition?
-- Daniel Kane, We Saw the Light: Conversations between the New American Cinema and Poetry (Just out!)