Aesthetics, a not very tidy intellectual discipline, is a heterogeneous collection of problems that concern the arts primarily but also relate to nature. In practice, aesthetic judgement refers to the sensory contemplation or appreciation of an object not necessarily an art objectwhile artistic judgement refers to the recognition, appreciation or criticism of art or an art work.
All writing starts from a seed, or even a series of seeds, the synthesis of which is at its root, an idea The simplest of such balances, of course, is morality.
Nonetheless, this writing is conceptual in the sense that other, more traditional forms of writing, are not. Kenneth Goldsmith offers an interesting essay at the start, comparing photography and painting with the internet and writing.
The internet, with its textual basis but also mixed media releases writing from its traditional prison of realism -- of trying to be a representation of the world just as photography released painting from its post-renaissance vanishing point perspective prison So in this sense, the title could have been called as much "against expression" just as the Abstract Expressionist painters were expressing much.
The difference, of course, is that in this impressive volume, the writing is centered on writing as a concept, rather than writing as an invisible craft to create coherency, realism and so on as a deferral to another dimension.
In this sense, while much of the writing in this volume seems unanchored from the real world, at its root is always an angular concept that ties it back to how this writing is generated, as the writing itself is the item of interest.
Traditional immersive writing ecologies, such as narrative-time-space are eshewed for the inner voices of language, the collective roar of a non-singular plurality that does not intend as much as it unconsciously desires Much of the writing here, while unreadable, acts as a record of our own distortion Nonetheless, I still find problematic the title; is this expression or is it against expression?
What is expressed; writing always has with it, a pre-linguistic figural meaning that is included in the act of registering language.
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Anthology of Conceptual Writing (a collection housed in Goldsmith’ s online avant-garde art database, UbuWeb). That anthology’s great strength lies in its scholarly ambition to deﬁne the parameters of a new, cross-disciplinary literary and art history.
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