Iliazd - Zaum for Strangers – Paris 1921
Alongside this, the fourth volume also presents Sergei Sigov's essay "Ilya Zdanevich's Onolatric Mystery" from 1991, where one can read about donkey-themed ethnographic inflections of Zdanevich's zaum plays. Sigov, who was an internationally active poet, theoretician and publisher considered Zdanevich's work as pivotal for their dissident Transfuturist movement. In this essay, Sigov discussed Zdanevich's zaum as a strange amalgam of archaic with contemporary forms. The first-ever English translation of these writings is presented with an extended introduction and extensive annotations, as well as with visual contributions by Rea Nikonova, who was a lifelong collaborator of Sigov, and who theoretically elaborated the concept of transposition, an idea to socially expand poetic gestures.
|80 p, ills colour & bw, 11 x 17 cm, pb, English