The height entry in Blank Forms' ongoing series of anthologies is devoted to the Amercian experimental musician/composer/intermedia artist Jerry Hunt.
This volume represents the first ever book-length collection devoted to the underknown composer's work, and includes a biographical essay by Tyler Maxin and Lawrence Kumpf, interviews with and essays by Jerry Hunt, detailed analyses of his practice, and reflections from his friends and collaborators.
"I think many of the problems of art from about 1960 belong to what I call 'The Cow Tail-Up' syndrome. If you watch the cow when it urinates it lifts its tail and there is this stream of hot urine that comes out. After a while it's over and the tail comes down. It seems to me that most current art is of this kind. Tail comes up; there's a flow. Everyone watches the flow, estimates the quantity and the look of the flow. The tail goes down: that was a piece. And in a little while another one comes up and it urinates in a different color, a different quantity. The only thing that characterizes it is its continuity and the fact that you can perceive it as it is happening. You showed up and you left. It seems to me that people like Phil Glass and Robert Wilson don't solve this problem at all. Pina Bausch doesn't either."
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Blank Forms is a nonprofit organization supporting emerging and historically significant artists who produce work across disciplines, often rooted in traditions of experimental and creative music. We aim to establish new frameworks to preserve, nurture, and present these artists’ work and to build platforms for practices underrepresented in art’s commercial, institutional, and historical fields. Blank Forms collaborates with artists on commissions, exhibitions, publications as well as archival and estate projects within contemporary cultural ecosystems and in perpetuity. In presenting and documenting this work, Blank Forms seeks to foster an artistic community founded upon engaged and equitable conversations across continents, media, and generations.