Tuesday, April 17, 2012

What are we talking about when we talk about Lyric? A response to Kenneth Goldsmith's Response to the Lyric Conceptualism Manifesto

One of my central questions then, is can we really posit a binary that asserts a lyric impulse, or lyric creativity as opposed to what might be termed non-lyric, or “uncreative” creativity? Is this what conceptualism has developed in resistance to? What are we talking about when we talk about lyric? Lyric, or identity? As Lisa Robertson pointed out recently, they are not at all the same thing.
What are we talking about when we talk about Lyric? : Sina Queyras : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

1 comment:

Michael Turner said...

Sina,

Apropos of your response to Kenneth Goldsmith, a link to a 1979 collaboration (entitled "Dance") involving musician Philip Glass, visual artist Sol LeWitt and choreographer Lucinda Childs, who staged a dance work inside one of LeWitt's grids.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uL6biLqfHi8