Beyond the Dream Syndicate: Tony Conrad and the Arts after Cage
Tony Conrad has significantly influenced cultural developments fromminimalism to underground film, "concept art," postmodern appropriation, and the most sophisticated rock and roll. Creator of the "structural"film, The Flicker, collaborator on Jack Smith's Flaming Creatures and Normal Love, follower of Henry Flynt's radical anti-art, member of the Theatre of Eternal Musica...more
The context that this provides, and the alternating influence of the myraid of interests that inform Conrad's work is on display here. That it is near impossible to chart the mutual inspiration that these endeavors contribute to the development of his work at each stage, and the likely lineage of when his ideas take shape before projects are realized, are respectfully dealt with here. he goes no further than would be realistic.
I hope that Branden W. Joseph revisits this idea in about 30 years. ...more