[rumori] Avant-Pop

brz [rumori] Avant-Pop
Mon, 22 Jun 1998 12:13:30 +0200 (00898510410, 199806221009.DAA25284atflotsam.detritus.net)

Last week I have met the writer Mark Amerika, here in Rome during an
underground video and film festival in a squatted place, to talk about his
book "sexual blood", recently translated in italian. He seems a very nice guy, showing us some of the aspects of the AvantPop movement.
I've never heard anything about this movement and I'd like to know, from
the people from Usa in the list, something more about it.
Amerika said is having legal troubles, I think in New Mexico, because of
some excerpts from his books on a website about AvantPop (www.altx.com),
considered immoral from the authorities, and he's also carrying on a
project called Grammatron, sort of collaborative art I think, that seems
What do you think about AvantPop, is really causing a sensation? Is it
having important social and cultural consequences? From what I' ve read
Amerika seems to be "new", something that in the Postmodern(?) time is not very usual...
Maybe it's a bit off-topic, but I'd like to know the opinion of the people
on the list (he's also doing a lot of sampling from other authors...)