Shorthand comments, really, Stephen, with apologies.
--Immediate aesthetic precedent of several of Jackson Pollock's popular
--The diff btn those and the ones resembling strong bold Arabic calligraphy.
--All quite free-experiencing, as undoubtedly recollects your feeling.
--You've noted the connect btn music and the haptic. I'm thinking, also,
about connections with fitting lyrics to music, or music to lyrics.....
--Connections with non-stopped writing.
--Connections with twinning artists' and poets' works, as in Knucker Press
pamphlets [Linlithgow, Scotland].
2008/10/26 Stephen Vincent <[log in to unmask]>
> In the past several months, I have been making "haptic" drawings in
> response to
> poets reading their works in public. I tend to let the pen move in
> response to the contours, rhythms
> and levels of a pitch in a poets voice. The movement of the pen is a
> way of 'dancing' with the work - as well as responding - as it is embodied
> by the poet's voice.
> There is nothing specifically narrative about process - the pen can
> take off from any part of the page, can layer back and forth across
> itself, etc. The "haptic" becomes a unique way of manifesting a poem and
> poet's presence, as distinct in its own way as a still photograph, a
> video and/or an audio recording. A haptic is a kind of cardiograph of
> the process, much in the manner that Philip Whalen talks about the poem
> as a moving graph, etc. All of these works are
> done with a Faber Castell India Ink brush pen, often in combination
> with Micron hard-point pens of different guages ('fine', 'medium',
> etc). If some of it looks familiar, the pieces have been periodically
> hosted on my blog; I thought it might be advantageous for comparative
> reasons to create
> this little anthology with some commentary, some not. Poets include
> Taylor Brady, Rob Halpern, Philip Lamantia (as rendered by Brian Lucas,
> Andrew Joron, Neeli Cherkovski, Adam Cornford, & J. Vale), Chad Lietz,
> Judith Goldman, Aaron Shurin, Joanne Kyger and Ann Waldman.
> Delving further down in recent blog history will show pieces derived from
> both live and recorded musians.
> As always, I appreciate any feedback, well, most feedback!
> Stephen Vincent