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The Slought Foundation looks fascinating (thanks Charlotte): "317 projects with 212 hours of recorded audio are accessible online." There are some great resources here, which include: interviews with Sun Ra and John Coltrane; a seminar with Hélène Cixous; readings from Allen Ginsberg, Robert Duncan, Basil Bunting, Charles Olson, Robert Creeley; discussions with Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, Allen Ginsberg, Charles Olson, Margaret Avison, Denise Levertov. Lots and lots of goodies.


Slought Foundation (pronounced 'Sl-aw-t') is a Philadelphia-based non-profit organization that broadly encourages new futures for contemporary life through public programs with internationally renowned artists and theorists ... Through over 200 exhibitions, events, trade publications, and a significant internet presence, we have set new standards for critical practices that resist the market-driven orientation and drive to permanence of today's institutions ... we believe that the point of any cultural practice should not be simply to display objects, but to present a problem, not simply to make something coherent but to create something that is purposely critical or provocative. Devising alternatives to traditional forms of cultural display necessarily entails de-familiarizing the practice of 'art appreciation' for audiences, and evading practices associated with most cultural organizations.

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