This book affirms (just about) everything I’m trying to do with Pervette..

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I mean this is the first line..

Every artistic movement from the beginning of time is an attempt to figure out a way to smuggle more of what the artist thinks is reality into the work of art. 1 If you want me to read this to you, I can 

(page 3)

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And before the first line, these are the quotes..

All great works of literature either dissolve a genre or invent one

-Walter Benjamin

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Art is theft.

-Picasso

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When we are not sure, we are alive.

-Graham Greene

(page 0)

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He’s communicating directly to me.

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I love the way it’s structured, in sections, lettered by the alphabet and within each section, its parts are numbered..

contents

a overture

b mimesis

c books for people who find television too slow

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The broken up sections are digestible for someone who has ADD. You can open the book anywhere and read and you’ll most likely find a subtle knowledge bomb..

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An artistic movement, albeit an organic and as-yet unstated one is forming. What are its key components? A deliberate unartiness: “raw” material, seemingly unprocessed, unfiltered, uncensored and unprofessional.

(page 5)

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Don’t you think he’s describing the current state of Pervette?

He goes on..

Randomness, openness to accident and serendipity; artistic risk, emotional urgency and intensity, reader/viewer participation; an overly literal tone, as if a reporter were viewing a strange culture; plasticity of form; pointillism; criticism as autobiography; self-reflexivity, self-ethnography, anthropological autobiography; a blurring (to a point of invisibility) of any distinction between fiction and nonfiction; the lure and blur of the real.

(page 5)

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I don’t even need to explain myself, he’s doing it for me. I think in a way he’s also describing BDSM.

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There’s so much more to share

To be continued…

 

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