Sound Poetry: F.T. Marinetti’s Dune, parole in libertà (1914)

The recording below, Tri-C Community College radio recording, consists of a fantastic collection of sound poetry. 'Sound poetry' broadly defined, is poetry which is typically characterized by wild and often non-standard linguistic exclamations, intended to invoke a thematic mood or feeling. As with noise-music, contemporary sound poetry can be traced to the Italian Futurists. Most… Continue reading Sound Poetry: F.T. Marinetti’s Dune, parole in libertà (1914)

The Citta Nuova and the Architecture of War

"Let us overturn monuments, pavements, arcades and flights of steps; let us sink the streets and squares; let us raise the level of the city." -Antonio Sant'Elia,  Futurist Manifesto of Architecture. "I am at war with my time, with history, with all authority that resides in fixed and frightened forms." -Lebbeus Woods, War and Architecture. Whilst… Continue reading The Citta Nuova and the Architecture of War

The Aesthetic of the Machine & Mechanical Introspection In Art

EDITOR'S NOTE: This rare piece, published in 1924, was originally written by the Leading Futurist and Cosmic Idealist, Enrico Prampolini. I have reproduced it here for the edification of my audience due it's rarity and artistic importance. In the aesthetic phenomenon of the evolution of the plastic arts the necessity of considering the Machine and… Continue reading The Aesthetic of the Machine & Mechanical Introspection In Art