Poems

This first collection of her poems, which were written from the late 1990s onwards and have never before been published, affirms her ability to endow words with corporeality, propulsion and swift-moving narrative.

Author: Yvonne Rainer

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ISBN: 1936440105

Category: Performing Arts

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From her work in dance and choreography to her films and writings, Yvonne Rainer (born 1934) has established herself as one of the America's greatest living artists. This first collection of her poems, which were written from the late 1990s onwards and have never before been published, affirms her ability to endow words with corporeality, propulsion and swift-moving narrative. Full of wit and candor, Rainer's poems evoke the rhythm of an urban landscape peopled with old friends and colleagues, trying to make art or simply trying to make ends meet. Memories entangle with news headlines and conversations overheard on the subway, making the poems feel both intimate yet social. Accompanying the poems is a selection of black-and-white images curated by Rainer, varying from news clippings to intimate photographs from Rainer's personal archive. Poet and critic Tim Griffin contributes an introduction.
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The Films of Yvonne Rainer

Yvonne Rainer. Death, in fact, is a frequent theme in the film. At one point,
Kristina breaks up a roomful of chairs, tossing them into the air and crashing them
to the ground in a dreamlike slow-motion explosion of grief as the soundtrack
relates, ...

Author: Yvonne Rainer

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253116228

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 226

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"To read Rainer's screenplays is to rediscover, even reinvent, the films all over again, but more importantly to realize that images and mise-en-scà ̈ne are as key to how Rainer's films work as is language." -- The Independent "The scripts record the unique structure of [Rainer's] films, the stresses, strains, and crackling of voices layering over and into one another. Their publication is an important moment for feminist film." -- Cineaste "Rainer's films are not highly accessible but are important to the critical imagination as an example of the sustained exploration of political and feminist theory." -- Choice "Rainer's important work in the area of avant-garde filmmaking in the seventies and eighties is amply recorded in this book... " -- Cantrills Filmnotes' The scripts of Rainer's five films, presented here along with essays, an interview, and bibliography, demonstrate the evolution of her political consciousness as well as her creative engagement with the contemporary film and cultural scene. These texts challenge the illusionist and ideological presumptions of mainstream culture and cinema.
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Draw a Straight Line and Follow It

... and choreographers Merce Cunningham and Yvonne Rainer.40 The
performances of Poem that predated the New York premiere of the Trio for
Strings (which took place on October 12, 1962), especially the three Poem
performances given ...

Author: Jeremy Grimshaw

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199912186

Category: Music

Page: 264

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Recognized as the patriarch of the minimalist movement-Brian Eno once called him "the daddy of us all"--La Monte Young remains an enigma within the music world, one of the most important and yet most elusive composers of the late twentieth century. Early in his career Young almost completely eschewed the conventional musical institutions of publishers, record labels, and venues, in order to create compositions completely unfettered by commercial concerns. Yet at the same time he exercised profound influence on such varied figures as Terry Riley, Cornelius Cardew, Andy Warhol, Yoko Ono, David Lang, The Velvet Underground, and entire branches of electronica and drone music. For half a century, he and his partner and collaborator, Marian Zazeela, have worked in near-seclusion in their Tribeca loft, creating works that explore the furthest extremes of conceptual audacity, technical sophistication, acoustical complexity, and overt spirituality. Draw A Straight Line and Follow It: The Music and Mysticism of La Monte Young stands as the first narrative study to examine Young's life and work in detail. The book is a culmination of a decade of research, during which author Jeremy Grimshaw gained rare access to the composer and his archives. Loosely structured upon the chronology of the composer's career, the book takes a multi-disciplinary approach that combines biography, musicology, ethnomusicology, and music analysis, and illuminates such seemingly disparate aspects of Young's work as integral serialism and indeterminacy, Mormon esoterica and Vedic mysticism, and psychedelia and psychoacoustics. Draw A Straight Line and Follow It is a long-awaited, in-depth look at one of America's most fascinating musical figures.
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Andy Warhol Poetry and Gossip in the 1960s

BILLY LINICH'S PARTY The pronouns in the following review are dedicated to
Yvonne Rainer . First Haircut The worst thing about Billy Linich's party was that
Dorothy Podber ( the meanest girl in town ) had removed M. C. Richards '
ashtrays .

Author: Reva Wolf

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226904911

Category: Art

Page: 210

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Reva Wolf investigates the underground culture of poets, artists, and filmmakers who interacted with Warhol during his apotheosis in the turbulent 1960s. She claims that Warhol understood the literary imagination of his generation and that a study of Warhol's literary activities is essential to understanding his art.
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Yvonne Rainer

Author: Sid Sachs

Publisher: University of the Arts Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111841743

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 151

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Radical Juxtapositions is the first book to present both artistic facets of Yvonne Rainer, dance innovator and award-winning filmmaker. One of the most respected artists of the twentieth century, Rainer broke new ground as part of the Judson Dance Theater in the early 1960s, where she created choreography that connected directly to life and utilized everyday movements--very much in sync with the contemporaneous aesthetics of Happenings, Pop art and Minimalism. When dance failed to provide her with avenues through which to broach political subject matter, Rainer became a radical filmmaker. In this monograph, her work is examined from various vantage points by noted dance, film and art historians, with Rainer herself contributing an essay on how aging has affected her work and life. Including the score for her new work, After Many a Summer Dies the Swan: Hybrid, this volume is completed by an annotated biography and a full chronology and filmography.
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Seeing Through the Seventies

Indeed, during the sixties and early seventies, some American artists came into
the fine art tradition and the gallery system through the doors of other cultural
paradigms: Vito Acconci came from literature and poetry; Yvonne Rainer and ...

Author: Laura Cottingham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134394616

Category: Art

Page: 224

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In recent years, Laura Cottingham has emerged as one of the most visible feminist critics of the so-called post-feminist generation. Following a social-political approach to art history and criticism that accepts visual culture as part of a larger social reality, Cottingham's writings investigate central tensions currently operative in the production, distribution and evaluation of art, especially those related to cultural production by and about women. Seeing Through the Seventies: Essays on Feminism and Art gathers together Cottingham's key essays from the 1990's. These include an appraisal of Lucy R. Lippard, the most influential feminist art critic of the1970's; a critique of the masculinist bias implicit to modernism and explicitly recuperated by commercially successful artists during the 1980s; an exhaustive analysis of the curatorial failures operative in the "Bad Girls" museum exhibitions of the early 1990s; surveys of feminist-influenced art practices during the women's liberationist period; speculations on the current possibilities and obstacles that attend efforts to recover lesbian cultural history; and an examination of the life, work and obscuration of the early twentieth-century French photographer Claude Cahun.
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Women s Experimental Cinema

... and sounds. This essay will provide an overview of Child's development as an
artist. Her film work is not directly autobiographical, nor her poetry lyrical or
confessional, even to the extent that one finds personal revelation in Yvonne
Rainer's ...

Author: Robin Blaetz

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822392088

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 432

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Women’s Experimental Cinema provides lively introductions to the work of fifteen avant-garde women filmmakers, some of whom worked as early as the 1950s and many of whom are still working today. In each essay in this collection, a leading film scholar considers a single filmmaker, supplying biographical information, analyzing various influences on her work, examining the development of her corpus, and interpreting a significant number of individual films. The essays rescue the work of critically neglected but influential women filmmakers for teaching, further study, and, hopefully, restoration and preservation. Just as importantly, they enrich the understanding of feminism in cinema and expand the terrain of film history, particularly the history of the American avant-garde. The contributors examine the work of Marie Menken, Joyce Wieland, Gunvor Nelson, Yvonne Rainer, Carolee Schneemann, Barbara Rubin, Amy Greenfield, Barbara Hammer, Chick Strand, Marjorie Keller, Leslie Thornton, Abigail Child, Peggy Ahwesh, Su Friedrich, and Cheryl Dunye. The essays highlight the diversity in these filmmakers’ forms and methods, covering topics such as how Menken used film as a way to rethink the transition from abstract expressionism to Pop Art in the 1950s and 1960s, how Rubin both objectified the body and investigated the filmic apparatus that enabled that objectification in her film Christmas on Earth (1963), and how Dunye uses film to explore her own identity as a black lesbian artist. At the same time, the essays reveal commonalities, including a tendency toward documentary rather than fiction and a commitment to nonhierarchical, collaborative production practices. The volume’s final essay focuses explicitly on teaching women’s experimental films, addressing logistical concerns (how to acquire the films and secure proper viewing spaces) and extending the range of the book by suggesting alternative films for classroom use. Contributors. Paul Arthur, Robin Blaetz, Noël Carroll, Janet Cutler, Mary Ann Doane, Robert A. Haller, Chris Holmlund, Chuck Kleinhans, Scott MacDonald, Kathleen McHugh, Ara Osterweil, Maria Pramaggiore, Melissa Ragona, Kathryn Ramey, M. M. Serra, Maureen Turim, William C. Wees
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From Beat Scene Poet to Psychedelic Multimedia Artist in San Francisco and Beyond 1948 1978

Byerly : Is this Yvonne Rainer ? No . This is your friend Ivan right . Callahan :
Does he go by Ivan or Yvonne ? Stern : Ivan . Callahan : Yvonne Rainer was later
. At this point I was - - pretty clear to me what I was going to be doing . So I left
City ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119419914

Category: Art, American

Page: 397

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Childhood and education in New York City; discovering poetry; moving to California, 1940s; writing poetry; meeting Allen Ginsberg, Maya Angelou; marriage to Jane Hill; marriage to Ann London; writing for Playboy magazine, 1960s; living on houseboat in Sausalito; USCO (mulitmedia art); marriage to Sally Shaw; Michael Callahan and Intermedia Systems Corp.; entering family cheese import business; reflections on art, poetry, counterculture, drugs, and the cheese industry. Includes sixty poems, with some commentary.
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Democracy s Body

... George Maciunas , Jackson MacLow , Robert Morris , Yvonne Rainer , James
Tenney , James Waring , Christian Wolff ... Newspaper Day , 17 May Water Day ,
18 May Food Day , 21 May Key Day , 27 May Problem Day , 29 May Poetry Day .

Author: Sally Banes

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822313995

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 270

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Judson Dance Theater involved such collaborators as Merce Cunningham, Yvonne Rainer, Steve Paxton, Carolee Schneemann, Trisha Brown, Robert Rauschenberg, David Tudor, et al.
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Documents

Yvonne Rainer ( photograph by Babette Mangolte ) . Some of them have several
dozen by now — contain a mix of political rumination and introspection . Some
are amusing . CL Sounds like an Yvonne Rainer mix . How do you think the
poetry ...

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ISBN: UCSD:31822031632094

Category: Arts, American

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A Sourcebook of Feminist Theatre and Performance

2 Melody London , Jackie Raynal , and William Raymond ( Jack ) in the hallway
seduction scene from Yvonne Rainer ' s The ... It ' s as if one of Harold Bloom ' s
young poets invites the precursor poet into the poem and says : " Hey watch this ...

Author: Rayam Martin

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415106451

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 311

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This outstanding collection includes key texts by theorists such as Elin Diamond, Peggy Phelan and Lynda Hart and interviews with practitioners including Anna Deveare Smith and Robbie McCauley.
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Poetry

The Heart as a Drum : Continuance and Resistance in American Indian Poetry ,
by Robin Riley Fast . ... The Celestial Twins : Poetry and Music Through the Ages
, by H . T . Kirby - Smith . ... Essays , Interviews , Scripts , by Yvonne Rainer .

Author: Harriet Monroe

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015068971277

Category: American poetry

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Helicon Nine

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ISBN: MINN:31951P003282826

Category: Arts

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Art Performance Media

... Kenneth Gaburo, Philip Glass, and Steve Reich; the filmmakers Beth B, Mike
Kuchar, Yvonne Rainer, and Nick Zedd; ... both a contributor to LPs published by
Giorno Poetry Systems and the dedicatee of Burt's first epic textual composition, ...

Author: Nicholas Zurbrugg

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816638330

Category: Art

Page: 407

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Over the course of fifteen years, Nicholas Zurbrugg interviewed the avant-garde poets, filmmakers, dancers, writers, composers, and performance artists who were defying tradition, crossing genres, and forever changing how art would be created, performed, and interpreted. These conversations with thirty-one of the leading multimedia artists in the United States now form a comprehensive record, from the insiders' perspectives, of the most vital component of the postmodern American art world.Passionate about postmodernism and committed to innovative creativity, Zurbrugg asks these artists probing and insightful questions. How did their work evolve? Who most influenced them? How did they assess changes in contemporary art, and what did they think of each other's work? Which of their experiences had the most powerful effects on their creative development? What could lie ahead for American art? As these questions are answered by individual artists, the interviews also cumulatively address larger issues of artistic expression, including the idea of the avant-garde itself.The book features interviews with Kathy Acker, Charles Amirkhanian, Laurie Anderson, Robert Ashley, Beth B, David Blair, William S. Burroughs, Warren Burt, John Cage, Richard Foreman, Kenneth Gaburo, Diamanda Galás, John Giorno, Philip Glass, Brion Gysin, Dick Higgins, Jenny Holzer, Mike Kuchar, Robert Lax, Jackson Mac Low, Meredith Monk, Nam June Paik, Yvonne Rainer, Steve Reich, Rachel Rosenthal, Bill Viola, Larry Wendt, Emmett Williams, Robert Wilson, Nick Zedd, and Ellen Zweig. Introductory notes to each interview provide context and connect the work and experiences of various artists, and photographs of these artists contribute a significant visual element to the book.Nicholas Zurbrugg (1947-2001) was professor of English and cultural studies, as well as director of the Centre of Contemporary Arts, at De Montfort University in Leicester, England. He is the author of The Parameters of Postmodernism and Critical Vices: The Myths of Postmodern Theory.
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The Grass is Greener When the Sun is Yellow

In 'The grass is greener when the sun is yellow, ' poets Sarah Rosenthal and Valerie Witte engage with the work of dancer-choreographers Simone Forti and Yvonne Rainer.

Author: Sarah Rosenthal

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ISBN: 1946031674

Category: Poetry

Page: 66

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In 'The grass is greener when the sun is yellow, ' poets Sarah Rosenthal and Valerie Witte engage with the work of dancer-choreographers Simone Forti and Yvonne Rainer. Rosenthal and Witte use language from and about the choreographers to create a series of co-written sonnets that are interwoven with letters between the two poets
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... in Art & Technology , which was nine evenings of performNeuhaus , Steve
Reich , Yvonne Rainer and Tricia Brown , and about ances at the 23rd ... He had
just invented Warhol and I went to a poetry reading by Frank the Moog
synthesizer .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105129043704

Category: Photography

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Correspondence Course

"Not only a revelatory stroll in Carolee Schneemann's teeming archive, "Correspondence Course" demonstrates that letters, no less than canvases or installations, are works of art.

Author: Carolee Schneemann

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822345114

Category: Art

Page: 513

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An epistolary history of the international avant-garde of happenings, Fluxus, and performance and conceptual art emerges from decades of correspondence between Carolee Schneemann and other artists and intellectuals.
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Art Into Theatre

... and notions of performance elaborated by the choreographer Yvonne Rainer ,
Foreman sought in his early writing to systematically invert the ' good practice ' he
had acquired through his training as a playwright at Yale during the 1950s .

Author: Nick Kaye

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 3718657899

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 281

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Art Into Theatre investigates the processes of hybrid forms of performance developed between 1952 and 1994 through a series of interviews with key practitioners and over 80 pieces of documentation, many previously unpublished, of the works under discussion. Ranging from the austerity of Cage's 4'33" through the inter-species communication of Schneeman's Cat Scanand the experimental theatre work of Schechner, Foreman, and Kirby, to the recent performances of Abramovic, Forced Entertainment and the Wooster Group, Art Into Theatre offers a fascinating collection of perspectives on the destabilizing of conventional ideas of the art "object" and the theatrical "text". Nick Kaye's introductory essay to the volume offers a useful context for the reader and each interview is preceded by an informative biographical sketch.
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