Monday, September 15, 2008

Lorraine Graham visual poems


Also in her interview that accompanies these pieces she becomes the first American poet to mention Öyvind Fahlström.


Blogger K. Lorraine Graham said...

Hi Johannes,

Thanks for this mention. Öyvind Fahlström's work has really been essential to helping me think about/contextualize my doodles and reading notes. I'm most familiar with work that he made in the US (there's a shock) in the 60s and early 70s, like Sketch for World Map and such--the stuff at MoMa. I wish it were more widely available--most of the books and catalogs are out of print.

7:14 PM  
Blogger Johannes said...

There's a really good catalog from a show in Barcelona a few years ago called "Another Space for Painting." That also includes a bunch of his writings.

Actually your doodles remind me a lot of this one Swedish concretist in the 1960s (I can't remember his name but I have some of his stuff). If I remember I'll make some copies and send you. Fahlstrom spawned a whole bunch of "concrete poets" and experimental artists/performers in Sweden in the 1960s.

7:27 PM  
Blogger K. Lorraine Graham said...

It's times like this that I especially miss having access to the Corcoran library.

Yes, if you have the time and inclination, I'd gladly look at copies of anything you want to send my way!

8:18 PM  

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