Archive for the ‘Kenneth Goldsmith’ Category

Kenneth Goldsmith #2

August 22, 2013

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The news is abused—
cold code strained through inverted
subjectivity

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Assassination
is the struggle to find words
that describe genius

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The sufficiency
of average-sized eyes is
a harrowing joke

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Florida is an
agony of moribund
class repetition

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Plagiarism is the
spectacle emanating
from silent mourning

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A soft text wrapped in
shock iconizes the breasts
of cultural whim

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The gargantuan
problem of discourse is the
horror of language

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Conceptualism:
Minimalism plus Michael
Jackson’s memories

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[Goldsmith is virtually unrepresented on quote sites. All text pooled from his interview with Christopher Higgs in the Paris Review, 2013]

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Kenneth Goldsmith #1

July 27, 2013

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Brion Gysin is
the horizontal axis
of the avant-garde

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Concrete poetry’s
shelf life is about a week—
the same as gossip

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The New York Times is
Vogue with rabbinical text
and raw editing

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Writing is fifty
years behind fashion, but it’s
gorgeously simple

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Cooperative
mimesis is the flatness
of community

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The parameters
of the abstract canon are
ennui’s storage bins

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The normative speech
of idiosyncratic
art is radiance

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Cage, Ginsberg, Warhol
and Whitman: grubby merchants
all, plain and greedy

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[Goldsmith is virtually unrepresented on quote sites. All text pooled from his interview with Marjorie Perloff in Jacket magazine, 2003]