Abstract

Mashing up the languages of conceptual writing, new media poetics, performance art, and remixology artist Mark Amerika's “Remixing the I” flips the script on conventional forms of writing about subjectivity. In this work of artist theory, the author conducts an experimental “close reading” or what he refers to as a remixological inhabitation of texts written by artists and writers such as Kathy Acker and Nam June Paik. In the course of his conceptual performance, Amerika asks “What does it mean to go out of oneself?” and attempts to answer the question through a combination of stylistic moves including stream of consciousness, appropriation, literary cut-up, and poetic praxis.

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