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Chris Kraus: On The Matter of Grad School

Chris Kraus: On The Matter of Grad School

Throughout my 20s I lived in New York and never once thought about applying to grad school. Grad school, at the time, seemed to be for people who were not really intending to become artists. I knew all the artists. I even studied with some. But the tuition--sometimes cash money, more often intangible--never passed through...
Friday Dance Break: A Private Dancer

Friday Dance Break: A Private Dancer

Why don't more people dance alone, on the subway, in the street? I keep waiting for someone to catch me at this because I am shameless...I don't care where I am if I need to dance, I need to dance. Hope you get your groove on. Happy Thanksgiving and Happy new volume of Lemon Hound....
Friday Dance Break: Seapunk

Friday Dance Break: Seapunk

...the progenitors of the seapunk aesthetic style — all yin-yangs, aquatic imagery, and 3-D renderings cribbed from '90s fashion and early web memes — appear for all the world to be deathly slighted anytime the mainstream jacks their flipper-fueled swagger. The seapunk story has two chapters so far: the Chicago Reader piece declaring the movement,...
On the Matter of Pen and Processing

On the Matter of Pen and Processing

Recently I gave a talk to Catherine Bush's Plenary Class at Humber in Toronto. One of the things I talked about was the way in which my own writing has changed given the methods of composition--and I mean technology. Having worked in a newsroom at fifteen, seen the way the old composition rooms worked, and...
Gertrude Stein: Poetry & Grammar

Gertrude Stein: Poetry & Grammar

What is poetry and if you know what poetry is what is prose. There is no use in telling more than you know, no not even if you do not know it. But do you do you know what prose is and do you know what poetry is. I have said that the words in...
From the Archive: Refus Global Manifesto

From the Archive: Refus Global Manifesto

We are the offspring of modest French-Canadian families, working class or lower middle class, who, ever since their arrival from the Old Country, have always remained French and Catholic through resistance to the conqueror, through strong attachment to the past, by choice and sentimental pride and out of sheer necessity. We are the settlers who,...
Virginia Woolf: Why?

Virginia Woolf: Why?

When the first number of LYSISTRATA appeared, I confess that I was deeply disappointed. It was so well printed, on such good paper. It looked established, prosperous. As I turned the pages it seemed to me that wealth must have descended upon Somerville, and I was about to answer the request of the editor for...

Essays & Fragments: Barbara Godard

Reading: "Excentriques, Ex-centric, Avant-Garde: Women and Modernism in the Literatures of Canada" by Barbara Godard. In 1984 Barbara Godard posited that the creation of a thorough literary history in Canada would require understanding women. Well, guess what? That still holds true. Specifically, in this article Godard calls for a rearticulation of literary history that takes...
Lucy Lippard: Conceptualism, Feminism, Activism

Lucy Lippard: Conceptualism, Feminism, Activism

Lucy R. Lippard from Artforum on Vimeo.

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