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Drawing from notions of “bad poetry” as the critical undoing of normative taste, this title brings together works by the Brazilian artist and poet Alex Hamburger. Central to Hamburger’s practice and engagement with poetry is a focus on writing as the expression of a performative disruption and playful reworking of semiotic systems. From the 1980s on, he developed works in verbal, visual and sound poetry, object-poems, artist’s books, installation, performance art and more.During that period and through subsequent decades, he realized and participated in various groups and one man shows, both in Brazil and abroad. He has published seven books in various poetical genres and three CDs of sound poetry, and has performed several performance pieces, some in partnership with the visual artist Marcia X.↵↵With references to Fluxus intermedia, Brazilian concretism, experimental music and sound poetry, Hamburger’s work dynamically and playfully collapses the distinctions between fact and fiction, theory and performance, system and noise. From visual poems to abstract narrative to personal fantasy, Antilogy reminds us about the potent sense of refusal and experimentation that all art should carry.
ISBN 9780997874488. Errant Bodies Press.