119

Last Lines

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Filing Number: 119 - Last Lines
Author(s): Wooten, Devon
Date Added: 2014-08-13
Created: 2014-08-09
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Tags: devon wooten; last lines; slippery language; poesis; poet's voice
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Description

Devon Wooten, of Walla Walla, Washington, recites selections from his ongoing creative writing practice. Tonight offering LAST LINES, "an attempt to come to terms with the problematic construction of subjectivity within language’s never-ending slippage of meaning" (DW).

His artist statement is as follows:

"My creative writing is an attempt to come to terms with the problematic construction of subjectivity within language’s never-ending slippage of meaning. While language is often posited as that stable medium with which one generates oneself ex nihilo, it is, in reality, a system defined by its radical dependence on the Other. I think of my work as a linguistic working-through, concerned with questions of performativity, appropriation, and recontextualization. Combining traditional poetic forms, visual art, and prose, I try to bring my reader’s attention to the way in which language and personal experience are structured."

Archive Notes

Digital Archive contains a recording by/at Weird Shift Storefront in 2014.