“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Maureen McLane Gets Meshy

With a poem based on an idea of mine in The New Yorker. I only just found this!

Here is McLane talking about the concept behind it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Soon the Mesh will be parodied on cable tv as an evil-genius gobledegook thingy which wouldbe a sad dismissal of that which permeats. The problem is, the Mesh is not dismissible an anticipates and embraces parody. On another art/OOO note, Meredith Monk is at BAM Next Wave FEstival in Brooklyn now in clock time which the sire describes as "nspired by the Buddhist conception of oneness and poet Gary Snyder’s idea of the artist as “spokesperson for non-human entities,”[1] On Behalf of Nature reaffirms our indissoluble connection to the natural realm. Moving collectively around a bare stage, eight performers (including Monk) intone a beguiling polyphony of sounds, suggesting a world in which the material, the spiritual, and the human coexist as a harmonious interdependent whole." So it seems the whole world(s) are mebracing OOO even if they do not call it by name. http://www.bam.org/music/2014/on-behalf-of-nature