Dancing About Architecture and Other Ekphrastic Maneuvers

Loydell, Rupert ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2730-8489 (2024) Dancing About Architecture and Other Ekphrastic Maneuvers. In: Dancing Abour Architecture and Other Ekphrastic Manoeuvres. MadHat Press, Cheshire, MA, USA. ISBN 9781952335761

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Abstract / Summary

Barjac + Able to Fly: a commentary on 'Barjac': a poem about Anselm Kiefer's studio/exhibition complex, plus a commentary, for an anthology of ekphrastic poems.

DThe unattributed quote, “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture” is a clever and provocative observation. It invites us to think about both the relationships and the marked divisions between distinct artforms, while at the same time conjuring something impossible into existence: who can read this without imagining the possibilities of an architectonic jig?

The poets in this anthology each provide their own answers to questions about ekphrasis, demonstrating how art continues to initiate transformative encounters which both consolidate and illuminate our sense of our individual selves and our shared humanity. And the artworks of the poems themselves, too, provide the occasion of such encounters, inviting us to look anew at the artworks to which they respond and, significantly, to look anew at ourselves.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 9781952335761
Subjects: Writing & Journalism > Creative Writing
Arts > Fine Art
Public Exhibition
Arts > Sculpture
Arts > Symbolism, allegory, myth & legend
Writing & Journalism
Courses by Department: The School of Writing & Journalism > English & Writing
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Depositing User: Rupert Loydell
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2023 11:34
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2024 12:57
URI: https://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/4972


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