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I AM NOT A POET: TAMARIN NORWOOD’S THESE ARE NOT POEMS

In Uncategorized on August 18, 2011 at 11:17 am

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Lines 44-45 of Guillaume Apollinaire’s poem Le Bestiaire (1911) read: Belles journées, souris du temps, Vous rongez peu à peu ma vie. (Beautiful days, time’s mice, gnawing little by little my life away.)

 

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J.L. Austin’s lectures How to do Things with Words (1955) identify certain categories of utterance that affect rather than describe their context.

 

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Doing Words with Things shares its title with my collaborative performance between a sculptor and a signer of British Sign Language, resulting in conversations made of wire. Performances at London Word Festival (Apr 2011) and Tate Britain (Oct 2011).

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Peter Dreher’s painting series Tag um Tag ist Guter Tag (Day by Day is a Good Day, 1974-ongoing) comprises nearly 4,000 numbered paintings of the same empty glass.

 

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Each to Each originated as a sculptural installation of the same name, created for the Citations Lifted Loose exhibition, part of the Concrete and Glass Festival (2008).

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Tamarin Norwood’s THESE ARE NOT POEMS is at the Totalkunst Gallery, Edinburgh 17-19 August 2011 as part of I AM NOT A POET.

See her recent VSK project LOCATIONS OF SIX DOMESTIC FIGURES here and TEXT AS TOOLKIT: A PRACTICAL HANDBOOK here.

 

 

 

 

 

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