On a book page, this tab will allow you to add a book to one of your lists.
Please login or register to use this feature.
9781771663342_cover Enlarge Cover
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $18.00
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
category: Poetry
published: Oct 2017
ISBN:9781771663342
publisher: BookThug

Irresponsible Mediums

The Chess Games of Marcel Duchamp

by Aaron Tucker

reviews: 0
tagged:
add a tag
Please login or register to use this feature.
canadian
0 of 5
0 ratings
rated!
rated!
list price: $18.00
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
category: Poetry
published: Oct 2017
ISBN:9781771663342
publisher: BookThug
Description

In 1968, avant-garde artist Marcel Duchamp and composer John Cage exhibited Reunion, a chess performance, in Toronto Canada where whenever a player moved a piece, it generated a musical note until the game was transformed into a symphony.

Inspired by this performance, Irresponsible Mediums--poet and academic Aaron Tucker's second full-length collection of poems--translates Duchamp's chess games into poems using the ChessBard (an app co-created by Tucker and Jody Miller) and in the process, recreates Duchamp's joyous approach to making art, while also generating startling computer-made poems that blend the analog and digital in strange and surprising combinations.
With an introduction by Jennifer Shahade, two time U.S. Women's Chess Champion.
Praise for Irresponsible Mediums:
"Marcel Duchamp's chess games played between 1922-1961 come alive with the Chessbard's translation of those games into poetry. This wonderful book by Aaron Tucker of (close to) 100 Opening, Middle, and End game moves generated from source poems by the author is a must read for Duchamp scholars, Digital Humanists, video game theorists, and chess fans. The poetry, along with the introduction by Jennifer Shahade, chess professional and co-author of Marcel Duchamp: The Art of Chess, sets the context for the art and performative aspect of game play." --Dene Grigar, Professor, Creative Media & Digital Culture; President, Electronic Literature Organization
"As Marcel Duchamp observed, "Beauty in chess is closer to beauty in poetry." The opposite is also often true. These poems are beautiful gambits that, like the best chess games, delight and intrigue with their elegant and intelligent play." --Gary Barwin, Winner of the Leacock Medal, and finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and Governor General's Literary Award for Yiddish for Pirates

Buy the e-book:

Reader Reviews

Sign Up or Sign In to add your review or comment.

Related Blog Posts

Other Titles by Aaron Tucker

Y

Y

Oppenheimer, Horseman of Los Alamos
edition:Paperback
tagged : biographical
More Info

User Activity

X
Contacting facebook
Please wait...