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Particle/word theory

Authors and Corporations: Durham, Jimmie (Author, Artist)
Title: Particle/word theory/ Jimmie Durham
Language: English
Berlin Wiens Verlag [2020]
[London] Edition Hansjörg Mayer [2020]
Köln Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König
Subjects: Sammlungskünstler*in der GfZK
Item Description: 104 ungezählte Seiten; 12 Illustrationen ; Nicht alle Seiten beidseitig bedruckt
ISBN: 9783943888157, 3943888150, 9783960989264
'Particle/Word Theory is Jimmie Durham's third poem book after 'Columbus Day' (Albuquerque 1983) and 'Poems That Do Not Go Together' (Berlin, London 2012). The new book contains thirty-eight poems, written between 2014 and 2019 and thirteen drawings. Durham's sculptures as well as his texts are made out of fragments, they are a lifelong artistic statement against monumentality. Durham observes nature, thinks about the try to categorise and name nature and he reflects about unspectacular, daily behaviour of animals and humans - himself included. In Particle/Word Theory he cites also scientific studies, articles about brain and pain research - all this stands next to his own pain experience. The book underlines a provocative sentence he wrote in 1998: "Art and science are the same thing"