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Charles Bernstein: Futurist Manifestos

Futurism and the New Manifesto program
Museum of Modern Art / New York
February 20, 2009.

On the one hundredth anniversary of the publication of the Founding and Manifesto of Futurism, Charles Bernstein, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Joshua Mehigan, and Alicia Stallings read historical works, as well as our own contemporary manifestos, in the public space of the MoMA's Garden Lobby.
This program is a collaboration with Poetry magazine.

full audio program

program handout (pdf)

& here are Bernstein's three performances:

F. T. Marinetti, "The Founding and Manifesto of Futurism" (1909)
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.mov video for download

Mina Loy, "Aphorisms on Futurism" (1914)
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Charles Bernstein,
"Manifest Aversions, Conceptual Conundrums & Implausibly Deniable Links" (2008)

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These sound recordings are being made available for noncommercial
and educational use only.
All rights to this recorded material belong to the author. (C) 2009 by Charles Bernstein.
Used with permission of Charles Bernstein. Distributed by PennSound.