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Project Statement

by J. Drucker

From Now continues the strain of my work that processes news and events through a locus of subjectivity as an organizing lens or principle. The project makes use of snippets, fragments, bits and pieces of different kinds of writing projects, most deliberately granting each autonomoy within a whole. The multiple spheres of language discourse each register in the structure and compositional mode, as well as the texture and graphic presentation of language. The "now" this is "from" is the lived and real, monstrous, grotesque, supersaturated with the noise of mass mediated culture, and yet, it is also the now of being, always, aware and present, in the midst of all that stimulation, what we are. Awareness shoots through the full world, and returns as a projection of self, that set of bounding and defining specifics that delineate a place as a profile, position, from which the world is made. So the curious codependent systems work. And language? Endlessly polyphonic, heteroglossic, multifaceted, varied in tone and vocabulary, look and sound, image and texture.

From Now

Johanna Drucker


Johanna Drucker

type: initiating


born: United States
active: United States
citizenship: United States

birth: 1952-05-30

Kyle Schlesinger Cuneiform Press

type: initiating


location: Buffalo, New York

Publication Information

publisher: Cuneiform Press

publication: 2005-00-00

publication history: A single edition of this work was produced, this one. [J. Drucker]

Aesthetic Profile


artists' books (LCSH)

content form:
experimental text (local)

publication tradition:
artists' book (local)

inspiration: Tabloids, television, radio, the news, the world. [J. Drucker]

related works: The Current Line, Just As, Damaged Spring, are all in this vein. [J. Drucker]

other influences: Jerome McGann and Powys. [J. Drucker]

community: other Poets, always, here and distant. [J. Drucker]

Related Documents

manuscript type: texts

location: artist's archive

note: All in existence.

manuscript type: correspondence

location: artist's archive

note: Exchanges with Kyle Schlesinger, and responses from people to whom the book was sent.