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Reading and Rumor: The Problem with Kenneth Goldsmith by Brian Droitcour

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Last weekend I attended “Interrupt 3,” a conference on poetry and digital media at Brown University in Providence. I was in the audience Friday night when Kenneth Goldsmith read the autopsy of Michael Brown, the teenager who was murdered by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo., in August 2014.

An image of Michael Brown—his graduation picture, which many used as Facebook profile pictures to honor his memory and counter the images spread by the media to portray him as a delinquent—was projected on the screen above the stage as Goldsmith read, rocking and pacing, delivering the autopsy as an incantation. The rhythms and inflections of his reading brought out the repetitions in the report, transforming their formality into ritual.

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This is good, This is propaganda, This is exchange and Instead of allowing some thing to rise up to your face dancing bruce and dan and other things, Tino Sehgal, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 2015

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Voin de Voin, Ancelle Beauchamp, “Prośba do Kantora o wskazanie wzoru” (CALLING KANTOR FOR A PATTERN. Piece in three acts), images: studioFILMLOVE, 2014 Kraków

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Sorrow swag, by Ligia Lewis, performed by: Brian Getnick, sound: George Lewis jr. (twin shadow), images: Dieter Hartwig

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[]remoTe sense[], Rodrigo Sobarzo,assistance diego olea, images: Giannina Urmeneta Ottiker

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DIVOCEAN, Antonio Onio, with Bráulio Bandeira, Hau, Berlin 2015