Thursday, January 17, 2008

Readings of Interest


Returning to the library today:
  • Of Grammatology by Jacques Derrida
  • Applied Grammatology: Post(e)-Pedagogy from Jacques Derrida to Joseph Beuys by Gregory L. Ulmer
  • Teletheory: Grammatology in the Age of Video by Gregory Ulmer
  • Postmodernism and Performance by Nick Kaye
Didn't make it through as much of those over winter break as I would have liked...
Yvonne Rainer's Three Levels of Performance Reality:
  1. Primary: Performing original material in a personal style.
  2. Secondary: Performing someone else's material in a style approximating the original, or working in a known style or 'genre'.
  3. Tertiary: Performing someone else's material in a style completely different from, and/or inappropriate to, the original.
Kaye, Postmodernism and Performance, p. 114

Solo to be performed in any way by anyone

For Yoko Ono and Toshi Ichiyanagi
Tokyo, Oct. 24, 1962
John Cage

In a situation provided with maximum amplification (no feedback), perform a disciplined action.
  • with any interruptions.
  • fulfilling in whole or part an obligation to others.
  • no two performances to be of the same action, nor may that action be the performance of a "musical" composition.
  • no attention to be given the situation (electronic, musical, theatrical).
  • The first performance was the writing of this manuscript (first margination only).
This is 4'33" (No. 2) and also Pt. 3 of a work of which Atlas Eclipticalis is Pt. 1

Ibid., p. 96

Perhaps more scraps later today...

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