Asian and Comparatives Studies Presents a Guest Lecture with Poet and Artist George Quasha - Wednesday April 4th, 6:15pm-9:15pmCalifornia Institute of Integral Studies
Asian and Comparative Studies Department
Presents Guest Lecture and Performance by
on the principle of Axiality
April 4, 2012
Free and Open to the Public
In Axial Stones, Quasha writes,
William Blake wrote: “There is a point in every day that Satan cannot find.” The axial, a state of happy improbability, occurs in such a moment: a moment intimate with its own limitations and yet taking up infinitesimal residence right there at the breaking point, the final crest of the wave at its point of disappearance, the mathematical (non)point of unrepresentability—an optimal instability.
George Quasha is a poet and artist who explores a common principle in language, sculpture, drawing, video, sound, and performance. His books include Somapoetics (1973), Ainu Dreams (1999), Axial Stones: An Art of Precarious Balance (2006), An Art of Limina: Gary Hill’s Works and Writings (2009, with Charles Stein), Verbal Paradise (preverbs) (2010), and Scorned Beauty Comes Up From Behind (preverbs) (just published).
He received a Guggenheim Fellowship (video art) and an NEA Fellowship (poetry). See www.quasha.com
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