• dsykes commented on the blog post 12/9 Performance 10 years, 10 months ago

    While rereading the Bernstein piece, I was drawn towards analysis of the same quote: “Poetry reading provides unscripted elements for the performer, it also provides social possibilities for the listener, from direct response to the work, ranging from laughter to derision; to the pleasure of getting lost in language… (Bernstein, 7.) Although I…[Read more]

  • The interiority of subvocalization during a reading of the text is not something that I feel is directly connected with the process of vocalizing or recording your own voice. The process of pronouncing or recording voice betrays the connection to work that interiority affords, and is completely different from the rawness of an interior voice. […]

  • I sympathize with Sarah’s impulse to read aloud the invocation by Bob Holman. I felt, as I was reading the words in my head, the meaning was fleeting and beyond grasping the consequence of intent. After giving in to the impulse to talk to myself aloud, I was able to connect with the form in […]

  • In his analysis of nontheatrical art, Kaprow attempts to define nontheatrical performance as that which is executed by performers that are indifferent to validation within the art world and are complacent with the act as non-artistic. Although I appreciated the case studies on experimental nontheatrical performances, and found them enlightening…[Read more]

  • dsykes commented on the blog post 10/21 Performativity 11 years ago

    In response to alee909’s comment, I venture to develop a comprehensive conclusion in J.L. Austin’s breakdown of the nature of utterance. It appears as if, throughout the selections we have read, Austin scrutinizes the difference between utterance and statement in order to reveal the nature of action-statement relationships as dependent upon social…[Read more]

  • dsykes commented on the blog post 10/7 Rhythm & Beats 11 years ago

    Unfortunately, I felt unable to fully grasp a great deal of the audio performances this week. The listening materials related to Rhythm and Beats proved to be the exact opposite of my experience with sound poetry: the insistent, face paced style and the incessant droning became incomprehensible and impossible to follow- to the point of […]

  • dsykes commented on the blog post 9/30 Sound as Poetry 11 years ago

    As many others in the class, this was also my first exposure to sound poetry. I find strong association with Sean’s description of the sensation of a word losing meaning after repetition. I struggled with this while attempting to analyze the sound poetry, as the loss of meaning led me to attempt to reconstruct my […]

  • The assertion by Matt that “ideas can only be improved upon when they are made into text” resonates the relationship between writing and study the Ong declares in chapter one. Ong writes, “Human beings in primary oral cultures, those untouched by writing in any form, learn a great deal and possess and practice great wisdom, […]

  • Gregory Nagy’s exploration of the significance of originality and authenticity reminds me of the debate regarding the validity of paraphrase from the perspective of the linguist. Interchangably replacing a signifier under the presumption that another conveys the sentiment in the same manner is highly disputed, as each word in a language system…[Read more]