quinta-feira, 16 de abril de 2015

Bern Porter

Listen to this page (The Book of Do’s, 1982)

Bern Porter (1911–2004): Trained in physics, Porter worked on the development of the cathode-ray tube and subsequently joined the Manhattan Project, the American research team charged with assembling the first atomic bomb. Disillusioned by the great destruction wrought by this unleashed force and motivated to make art out of the printed matter (newspaper circulars, magazine advertisements, and sweepstakes mailers) that arrived in his mailbox, or that he discovered in trashcans, Porter walked away from applied science to dedicate his life to the creation of “founds,” visual poems constructed out of cut, pasted, and torn papers. One of these works displays the appropriated phrase “Listen to this page,” capturing Porter’s indefatigable ability to ascertain the marvelous in the mundane.(via http://www.colby.edu/museum/exhibition/listen-to-this-page-works-by-bern-porter-from-colby-college-special-collections/)

Mais info: http://www.kenyonreview.org/2012/08/interrogations-of-the-blank-page-on-bern-porter-part-i/

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