Soliloquy [Kenneth Goldsmith] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Soliloquy is a written record of every word (good, bad and indifferent). Soliloquy” is a written record of every word (good, bad and indifferent), spoken by New York artist Kenneth Goldsmith during one week. The work originated as a. But Goldsmith is also funny. Soliloquy presents seven waking days in the life of Kenny G, a busy downtown New York artist, writer, deejay and Web designer.

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By gathering such a large quantity of language, Goldsmith launches a rather polemical riposte to the commonplace assumption that Postmodern culture is primarily visual. Move the mouse to reveal one sentence of the text at a time. Reproduced in a single consistent font, the published text is an page folio-sized tome, again demonstrating the physicality of language and the actual weight of linguistic material that most view as disposable. The work originated as kennet gallery installation in Before becoming a prominent poet and writer, Goldsmith worked for many years within the art world as a text-based artist and sculptor.

Yet because Soliloquy never deviates from external speech to inner thoughts, much less to the unconscious, it accomplishes the curious feat of exposing but not excavating the self. It can also get pretty ugly.

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Gossip promotes social cohesion. Soliloquy was soliolquy toward The Imaginary Solution, which replaced its face http: Soliloquy is filled with inconsequential chatter “Yeah, why don’t we why don’t we walk down there and have a look?

While not a significantly original idea, it is in keeping with the poet’s interests in exploring the intersections of the aural and the oral. He was a funny old guy.


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Ordinary Extraordinary is a group show of work by women-run publishing imprints and self-publishing artists. Lists with This Book. Goldsmith has published a number of writings about experimental music and curated many musical events and compact discs. However, when these enterprises proved too labor-intensive for Goldsmith’s increasingly linguistically-informed creativity he decided to devote himself to pure text-art. Caroline Paquita of Pegacorn Press creates a mystical form of feminism that simultaneously feels ancient and yet entirely contemporary.

I haven’t read this volume in its entirety, and I don’t think I will be able to anytime soon, but I did I discovered Soliloquy in my Modern Poetry class at Coursera which, by the way, I highly recommend to anyone interested in contemporary poetry.

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And she’s deeply powerful and I’m going to get her, I hope, to write a blurb for the back of my book and promote it. As one of the tenets of concrete poetry was the sililoquy of the goldwmith of language – that words could be used as “concrete” objects in the construction of poems – so too, in collecting and listing words on the basis of their sonic properties, particularly end-rhyme and syllabic-count, over but not to the elimination of their semantic meaning, Goldsmith privileges the materiality of language.

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It involves selecting, composing and presenting the rhymes. Although each of Goldsmith’s works is audacious and original, it is entirely consistent. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Warren Lehrer rated it really liked it Dec 23, Eliot found alongside those of Bob Dylan or The Rolling Stones, as well as Goldsmith’s characteristic attraction to quotidian phrases and end-rhyme ex.


The translation from speech into writing was, evidently, pivotal, since it thereby produced something to see. Listening to a recorded voice might impress us with its loquaciousness, but we would miss the impression of abundance available in a single glance as we take in the textual landscape. I haven’t seen it. Using a laser printer, Goldsmith displayed his week of talk on sheets of ordinary white paper that exactly filled the entire wall-space of the gallery. I I know I can I can bring.

Just think about it. Yeah, I mean, people at the station just went apeshit for it.

Which made me think whether there is such thing as natural speech. Like his previous work in boldsmith collection, No. Yeah, if you were if you were taping you’d have 5 times as many tapes as me.

solikoquy Preview — Soliloquy by Kenneth Goldsmith. These works all follow Goldsmith’s model of “uncreative writing. But Goldsmith is also funny. Awkward bodies lumber on the pages and engage in a multitude of sexual positions with each other, but a feeling of loneliness persists throughout.

They’re sort of square? Hey, maybe we can go, oh, you know what we should do when we’re out on the Island today?