Percale Thrip

Wylde, Gillian (2013) Percale Thrip. In: UNSPECIFIED Information as material (iam), Acklam, UK. ISBN 978-1-907468-20-9

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‘The Nabokov Paper: An experiment in novel reading’
Publication.
Contributors: Graham Allen, James Arnett, Abraham Asfaw, Anne Attali, Katarzyna Bazarnik, Derek Beaulieu, Paul Becker, Christian Bök, Shanna Bosley, Stephen Bury, Chloe Briggs, Kate Briggs, Maurice Carlin, Jennifer Carr, Guillaume Constantin, Jamie Crewe, Véronique Devoldère, Lucia della Paolera, Craig Dworkin, Zenon Fajfer, Helen Frank, Céline Guyot, John Hamilton, Sharon Kivland, Gianni Lavacchini, Anna-Louise Milne, Forbes Morlock, Simon Morris, Amy Pettifer, Lucrezia Russo, Olivia Sautreuil, Nick Thurston, Jane Topping, Madeleine Walton, Patrick Wildgust, Robert Williams and Jack Aylward-Williams, Sarah Wood, Gillian Wylde.

There is nothing like The Nabokov Paper. Now more than ever we need critical writing that provokes and excites. The responses here included do that and more. They are answers that question, and that offer ‘an invitation, or incitation’ to read and to respond in kind. The Nabokov Paper brings the news. Read all about it.”

–Stephen Benson, University of East Anglia and co-author of Creative Criticism: An Anthology and Guide

Pages: 82 and 83

& Exhibition at Shandy Hall (Coxwold) October 26 - November 31, 2013

Percale Thrip was a video work made for the exhibition.
Stills from the video were printed in the publication, ‘The Nabokov Paper: An experiment in novel reading’, together with a written text '27. inflow, influerre'.

The project interprets Vladimir Nabokov’s famous class taught at Cornell University, New York State, ‘Literature 311-312: Masters of European Fiction’. Wylde focused on Nabokov’s pedagogic approach to Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis.

The video work highlighted Wylde’s exploratory approaches to ‘processes of performative assemblage(s)’, Wylde’s term articulating super-disciplinary foci including linguistics, philosophies, gender studies, social theories and art practices. Such approaches draw attention to accumulation, arrangement, movement, and that which is improvisatory, multi-modal or otherwise unpredictable., The work includes live actions for the camera and ‘recycling’ of image, text and audio data through methods of appropriative processes., Following two of Nabokov's questions on Kafka’s work, the project deconstructs, bothers and re-positions any hermetic hermeneutic by appropriating material from Wikipedia factualities and Google image searches. These online operations were disrupted with inappropriate of grammatically incorrect text input generative of aberrant juxtapositions, imagery and sound effects. The machine translation service, Google Translate, was used to dislocate text from one language into another. These ‘incorrect’ activities privilege modes of contingency, multiplicity and overlap to recover online image, sound and text data used to hybridise postproduction filters, transitions & generators. These ‘performative assemblages’ of ""things"" or pieces of ""things"" parallel ideas of non-linear historiographies, otherings and the hauntological queer of literature, performance art and film.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 978-1-907468-20-9
Courses by Department: The Falmouth School of Art > Art
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Depositing User: Gillian Wylde
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2013 14:20
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2017 17:30
URI: http://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/254

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