art on art

Maggie Nelson wrote Bluets under the influence of – amongst others – Joan Mitchell. Bluets is a good example on how art inspires more art, and on interconnectedness (which again verge at the literary term intertextuality) within a larger field of art, transgressing both genre and time. The work below is an explicit re-staging of…

Les Bluets

Maggie Nelson’s  Bluets (Wave Books, 2009) is a fragmented love-story. It covers the narrator’s intense relationship with the color blue, her personal experiences of love & loss, philosophical investigations, natural phenomenon, art, etc. etc., all mixed together in a series of small fragments, told in a beautiful and sometimes very poetic language. To get an idea of…

you don’t need a solution

As mentioned, I continued on from Red to Blue. And on my way I not only discovered the intriguing work of Maggie Nelson, but I also bumped into Jessica Myszka Lewis, who has done a fantastic visual project based on Bluets. Have a look here Myszka Lewis: You Don’t Need a Solution (2012) This project was born…

… a leap from red to blue

After having spent several bewildering & enchanting days in company of Carson’s Autobiography of Red, I’m moving on to blue, or more precisely Bluets. Bluets, by Maggie Nelson is (if I am to be honest), in its own ways, just as amazing as Carson’s Red. This is how the publisher presents Bluets: A lyrical, philosophical, and often…