(1964) Walker Evans – « Lyric Documentary ».

An illustrated transcript of a lecture by Walker Evans presented at Yale University, March 11, 1964, about the concept of « Lyric Documentary ».

(1964) Walker Evans – « Lyric Documentary » (pdf).

Oral history interview with Walker Evans, 1971: the result of a tape-recorded interview with Walker Evans conducted by Paul Cummings for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. The interview took place at the home of Walker Evans in Connecticut on October 13, 1971 and in his apartment in New York City on December 23, 1971.

(1971) Oral history interview with Walker Evans (pdf).


(1978-1982) Wendy Clarke – Love tapes

Episode 0428 of Image Union featuring the work Love Tapes by Wendy Clarke. « Love Tapes » is a collection of videos from an experiment in which people were allowed to sit alone in a cubicle, only with a video camera and monitor, and talk about love for three minutes. Hundreds of people participated in this experiment, and this collection features 8 full length tapes.

Wendy Clarke, « Love tapes », two tapes’ transcriptions, published in Semiotexte, vol. III, no. 2, « Schizo-culture », 1978 (pdf).


Amérique, Video

(1979) Robert Ashley – Automatic Writing

Automatic writing, Robert Ashley, 1979.
Voices: Robert Ashley and Mimi Johnson.
Electronics and Polymoog: Robert Ashley.
Words by Robert Ashley.
French translation by Monsa Norberg.
The switching circuit was designed and built by Paul DeMarinis.
Produced, recorded and mixed at The Center for Contemporary Music, Mills College (Oakland, California), The American Cultural Center (Paris, France) and Mastertone Recording Studios (New York City) by Robert Ashley.
Mixing assistance at Mastertone Recording Studios by Rich LePage.
A mix of the monologue and electronics was used in the video tape composition, « Title Withdrawn, » (from « Music with Roots in the Aether, video portraits of composers and their music ») by Robert Ashley.

She was a visitorRobert Ashley, 1967 (epilogue of « That morning thing »).
The Brandeis University Chamber Chorus.
Alvin Lucier, Director.
Originally released on « Extended Voices », Music of Our Time, CBS Odyssey.
Art Direction and Design: By Design.
Design: Patrick Vitacco and Ken Cornet.
Silhouette by William Farley.
Digital mastering by Nicholas Prout and Allan Tucker, Foothill Digital Productions.
Published by Visibility Music Publishers (BMI).

Purposeful lady slow afternoon, Robert Ashley, 1968.
Speaker: Cynthia Liddell.
Singers: Mary Ashley, Barbara Lloyd, Mary Lucier.
Cynthia Liddell was recorded by Robert Ashley, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Singers and bells were recorded at Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University.
Originally released on « Sonic Arts Union, Electric Sound, » Mainstream.
The text and recording of Cynthia Liddell’s voice were excerpted from the opera, « That Morning Thing » and reorchestrated as « Purposeful Lady Slow Afternoon » to become the opening number of « The Wolfman Motorcity Revue, » a theater work for amplified voices and tape, which has as its subject matter the melodrama and song structures of the nightclub entertainment world.


Thin Air: Robert Ashley on his opera « That Morning Thing », Robert Ashley joins Charles Amirkhanian, Richard Friedman, and William Maraldo for a discussion about his modern opera, “That Morning Thing”, which was scheduled to be debuted just two days after this recording was made on December 6, 1969.

A review of Robert Ashley’s « That morning thing », Charles Shere, December 11 1969.
This review deals with a performance on Dec. 8, 1969, at Mills College, of Robert Ashley’s opera “That Morning Thing”. Charles Shere speaks out against the mainstream media’s reception of the opera as well as the rude reaction of some of the audience.

(1996) Robert Ashley talks about Automatic WritingPurposeful lady slow afternoon and She was a visitor.
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(1990-1997) Kathy Acker – Publications dans des périodiques

• (1981) Motive, Michael McClard interviewed by Kathy Acker, in Bomb, no. 1, vol. 1, spring 1981, pp.8-10, 42 (pdf).
• (1982) Kathy Acker – Desire (DC),
part 1, play in two parts; in Bomb, no. 3, 1982, pp.46-49.
• (1982) Kathy Acker – Desire (DC),
part 2, play in two parts; in Bomb, no. 4, 1982, « Painters and Writers », pp.42-45 (pdf).
• (1983) Kathy Acker answers Mark Magill’s Questions
, in Bomb, no. 6, 1983, « Sculpture and Fiction », pp.60-61 (pdf).
• (1986) Kathy Acker – Memory (one kind of time)
, in Bomb, no. 14, winter 1986, pp. 64, 66-67 (pdf).
• (1987) Kathy Acker – Lulu, in Performing Arts Journal, vol. 10, no. 3, 1987, pp.102-117 (pdf).
• (1990) Kathy Acker – Dead doll humility, in Postmodern Culture, vol. 1, no. 1, Sept. 1990 (pmc.iath.virginia.edu).
• (1991) Larry Mccaffery – An interview with Kathy Acker, in Mississippi Review, Vol. 20, No. 1/2, 1991 ,pp. 83-97 (pdf).
• (1992) Kathy Acker – Against ordinary language, the language of the body; in The Last Sex: feminism and outlaw bodies, New World Perspectives (Montreal), 1993 (pdf).
(1994) Kathy Acker – Before the days of dreaming
, in The Iowa Review, vol. 24, no. 2, spring/summer 1994, pp.10-24 (pdf).
• (1995) Kathy Acker – Paragraphs; in The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association, Vol. 28, No. 1, Identities (Spring, 1995), p. 87-92 (pdf).
• (1995) Kathy Acker – Writing, Identity, and Copyright in the Net AgeThe Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association, Vol. 28, No. 1, Identities (Spring, 1995), pp. 93-98 (pdf).
• (1995) Kathy Acker – Interview with Rosie X for Geekgirl, deleted material from Kathy Acker: the last interview (online).
• (1997) Kathy Acker – The gift of disease, in The Guardian, January, 18, 1997; (outwardfromnothingness.com).
• (1997) Kathy Acker – From the play « Requiem », an excerpt from the play « Requiem », in Bomb, no. 59, spring 1997, pp.94-97.
• (1997) Kathy Acker – Interview with the Spice Girls, Vogue Magazine (transcripted by thecheapestuniversity.org).
• (1997) Kathy Acker – Kathy Acker: where does she get off?, interview by R.U. Sirius, published in io, #2, 9 December 1997 (http://www.altx.com/io/acker.html).

See also: Chronology of Kathy Ackers’ works and life between 1968 and 1979.


(1974) Kathy Acker et Alan Sondheim – Blue Tape

(1974) Kathy Acker et Alan Sondheim – Blue Tape

Amérique, Video

(1583) R. de G. de Laudonnière – L’Histoire notable de la Floride sitvee es Indes Occidentales

L’Histoire notable de la Floride sitvee es Indes Occidentales, contenant les trois voyages faits en icelle par certains Capitaines & Pilotes François, descrits par le Capitaine Laudonniere, qui y a commandé l’espace d’vn an trois moys: à laquelle a esté adiousté vn quatriesme voyage fait par le Capitaine Gourgues. Mise en lumiere par M. Basanier, gentil-homme François Mathematicien. — A Paris, Chez Guillaume Auuray, ruë sainct Iean de Beauuais, au Bellorophon couronné. M. D. LXXXVI (1586), Avec Privilege Dv Roy. (Numérisé par la BNF/Gallica). Pagination: {16} + 123 (double pages, i.e. 246 pages) + {3}.
Contient le récit du voyage de Jean Ribault en Floride en 1562; le récit du voyage de René de Goulaine de Laudonnière et du temps passé dans la forteresse de la Caroline entre 1564-1565; le récit de l’arrivée de Jean Ribault en août 1565, de la prise du fort par les espagnols, et du retour de Laudonnière en France (Ribault mort) à l’automne de la même année. Contient en outre le récit du voyage du Capitaine Gourgues en 1567. (Lire un détail des parties et résumé de leur contenu).
Voir la page Floride Française, pour une bibliographie des oeuvres relatives à l’histoire de cette colonie.

(1583) R. de G. de Laudonnière – L’Histoire notable de la Floride sitvee es Indes Occidentales (Gallica)


(1867) Charles S. Peirce – Upon logical Comprehension and Extension

« Upon logical Comprehension and Extension », Charles Sanders Peirce, Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 7 (1868), p. 416-432; (mis en ligne sur Internet Archives).

(1867) Charles Sanders Peirce – Upon Logical Comprehension and Extension (Pdf)