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39 Microlectures In Proximity of Performance

ISBN-10: 0415213932
ISBN-13: 9780415213936
Edition: 2000
Authors: Matthew Goulish
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Description: This work is a collection of miniature stories, parables, musings and thoughts on the nature of reading, writing, art, collaboration, performance, life, death, the universe and everything.

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Book details

List price: $48.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 10/12/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

This work is a collection of miniature stories, parables, musings and thoughts on the nature of reading, writing, art, collaboration, performance, life, death, the universe and everything.

Matthew Goulish co-founded the performance groups Goat Island in 1987, and Every house has a door in 2008. His 39 Microlectures: In Proximity of Performance was published by Routledge in 2000, and Small Acts of Repair: Performance, Ecology and Goat Island, which he co-edited with Stephen Bottoms, in 2007. THE BRIGHTEST THING IN THE WORLD: 3 LECTURES FROM THE INSTITUTE OF FAILURE was published in an edition of 500 by Green Lantern Press, 2012. He was awarded a Lannan Foundation Writers Residency in 2004, and in 2007 he received an honorary Ph.D. from Dartington College of Arts, University of Plymouth. Goulish teaches in the MFA and BFA Writing Programs of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
What is a microlecture?
Repetition
A misunderstanding
Learning to read
W
Proliferation and suffering
Multiplicity
Criticism
The example of glass
The example of windows
The example of rain
Pedagogy
The unlearnable
Anthem
The ceremony
Beginnings
The first chapter
The first line
The first beginning
Hair
Two invitations
Our Cancer
Learning how to leave the world
Women and directing
The Creature from the Black Lagoon
Everything about life
Slow thinking
Beauty
Body through which the dream flows
Technologies of dying
What is a machine?
What BECOMES a machine?
Memory of a cloud
TOMORROWLAND
The Golem of Prague
How does a work work where?
What is a work?
What is work?
What is where?
The kaleidoscopic self
What is a barbarian?
The stalwart words of Gibson's Wallace
The kaleidoscopic self
Waiting for the Barbarians
What is the world?
Three noteworthy departures
Nancarrow [times] 3
In Memoriam to Kathy Acker
Not eulogizing Lawrence Steger
Failure
Failure: an elegy
To the reader-2
Source Notes
Bibliography
Introduction to the Index
Index

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