Keep the mind in motion

Moving text in avant-garde poetry: Towards a poetics of textual motion

 

Subterranean Homesick Blues: http://murrayetcetera.blogspot.com/2010/11/bob-dylan-wordy-music-video.html an ur-text of kinetic literature

 

Wikipedia:Subterranean_Homesick_Blues#Promotional_film_clip

 

 

 

MOVEMENT

 

 

I had a period in the early 1990s where I kept ranting about kinetic literature. Didn’t do much with it, though. I kept citing the Wicked Witch of the West writing “Surrender Dorothy” in the sky above Emerald City.

 

I think I may have had a “Kinetic Literature Manifesto” at some point...

 

Staring at this video made me think of kinetic literaure. The video has nothing to do with literature or words -- but the use of electro-luminescent wires on dancers in darkness that stutter on/off between dancers at different points of the stage, giving the impression of weird video edits -- but actually being “live.” This is something like retronymification -- building something new that is interpreted in the light of the old. Or re-visiting something old that is interpreted in something that is newer, but not as new?  I’m breaking down here....

 

 

See Also

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~johnny/kt/ - studies in Kinetic Typography
MidiPoet is an interesting tool...
PrantedMutter.KineticLiterature

 

 

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