Re: [-empyre-] original form
Maybe one of these could be out of -say - north america ou near (obviously not
geocraphically) Korea. I found a reason more to like Young-Hae Chang work - the
connection to Pound. Maybe I had "felt" it years ago when I started to present
it as one of the best examples of elegance and sobriety in e-poetry (provided
it does not mean you have to write sober things)
DICHTEN = CONDENSARE
Young Hae knows to get to the point.
Lucio Agra - Brazil
Citando YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES <email@example.com>:
> Hi Russell,
> Thanks for the compliment. Sam Beckett was a good friend:
> "I'm sure you won't answer if you don't want to, but would you care to
> comment on literary influences?"
> Ever since we made
> we have told anyone who will listen that the piece is based on a close
> reading of Ezra Pound's Canto I and first part of Canto II. To no avail. No
> one in literary criticism seems ready and willing to take a look at the
> other literary influences in our work. To us, the influences are pretty easy
> to spot -- and fun, or so we thought. But maybe fun isn't what interests
> today's critical theorists. Maybe fun disqualifies us.
> No matter. We're happy to wait for that special someone to come along.
> Young-hae and Marc
> On 5/13/05 8:51 AM, "Russell Smith" <Russell.Smith@anu.edu.au> wrote:
> > Yes, lots of love from me too.
> > I was captivated by Young-hae and Marc's work the first time I came across
> > "The Struggle Continues" about a year ago. For me the strength of the work
> > is above all in the writing: I always show this work to students who ask me
> > who I think are the most interesting contemporary writers around. And I
> > guess the other thing I like about it is it's not interactive in any dumb
> > 'new media' sense; if people can't stop fidgeting with their mouses for
> > five minutes to take in a bit of art then I guess that's their loss.
> > With the pounding repetition, lyrical aggression, and general
> > hilariousness, the texts remind me above all of Thomas Bernhard and Samuel
> > Beckett (about the highest compliment I can make!). Young-hae and Marc -
> > I'm sure you won't answer if you don't want to, but would you care to
> > comment on literary influences?
> > Regards
> > Russell Smith
> > --
> > At 04:09 PM 5/12/2005 +1000, you wrote:
> >> I experienced Young-hae and Marc's 'engaged work' as a form of dialogue,
> >> true communication (I am still contemplating that the basis of it was
> >> possibly 'unconditional love'). The fact that it was art as well was kind
> >> of secondary to me (although I was very much aware of it). I saw it as a
> >> way to escape narrow-mindedness/stupidity/rigidness/etc. (mine own as well
> >> as the one of 'other') through dialogue, exchange - you do need to kind of
> >> 'train' yourself in selflessness for that. I personally love 'true'
> >> 'stupidity', I see it as one of the basic elements of life - and when it
> >> is put in relevant context it becomes really beautiful. Therefore, my
> >> personal response to their work was related to the 'moment' in time, or
> >> rather quite accidental on one level, but one could also argue that all
> >> art (or awareness of art) is in a way an 'accidental event'.
> >> - and, yes, lots of love from me
> >> Victoria
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