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 Detail of Frances Yates’ reconstruction of Giordano Bruno’s memory wheel from  De Umbris Idearum  (1582)       Texts:     
  
   
  
    
  
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     The Art of Memory,  1966 ,  Frances A. Yates   Giordano Bruno: Philosopher / Heretic,  2008 ,  Ingrid Rowland   The Ash Wednesday Supper,  Giordano Bruno, edited and translated by E.A. Gosselin and L.S. Lerner, 1995   Gravity and Grace , 1947, Simone Weil   Paul Thek Artist’s Artist , 2009, edited by Harald Falckenberg and Peter Weibel   An Outline of European Architecture,  1942, Nikolaus Pevsner   The Mind in the Cave,  2002, David Lewis-Williams   Metaphors We Live By , 1980, George Lakoff and Mark Johnson   On the Marionette Theatre , 1810, Heinrich von Kleist   The Moose , Elizabeth Bishop  You can find a good recording of Bishop reading it online; it is also read (and discussed) here, I think Laird’s accent and delivery is beautiful.    Life, Friends, is Boring , John Berryman  Great reading by Berryman recorded in Dublin in 1967    Sidelined,  Elfride Jelinek  Lecture presented in absentia upon winning Nobel Prize for Literature, 2004       Film    Hard to be a God,  2013, directed by. Aleksei German based on the novel of the same title by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky   TV    The Sopranos , 1999-2007, created by David Chase     * * *    Primer  is a new series of reference lists compiled by artists at the invitation of the Douglas Hyde Gallery on the occasion of their exhibitions. We would like to thank Isabel Nolan for her generous contribution. 

Detail of Frances Yates’ reconstruction of Giordano Bruno’s memory wheel from De Umbris Idearum (1582) 

 

Texts:

The Art of Memory, 1966Frances A. Yates

Giordano Bruno: Philosopher / Heretic, 2008, Ingrid Rowland

The Ash Wednesday Supper, Giordano Bruno, edited and translated by E.A. Gosselin and L.S. Lerner, 1995

Gravity and Grace, 1947, Simone Weil

Paul Thek Artist’s Artist, 2009, edited by Harald Falckenberg and Peter Weibel

An Outline of European Architecture, 1942, Nikolaus Pevsner

The Mind in the Cave, 2002, David Lewis-Williams

Metaphors We Live By, 1980, George Lakoff and Mark Johnson

On the Marionette Theatre, 1810, Heinrich von Kleist

The Moose, Elizabeth Bishop
You can find a good recording of Bishop reading it online; it is also read (and discussed) here, I think Laird’s accent and delivery is beautiful.

Life, Friends, is Boring, John Berryman
Great reading by Berryman recorded in Dublin in 1967

Sidelined, Elfride Jelinek
Lecture presented in absentia upon winning Nobel Prize for Literature, 2004   

Film

Hard to be a God, 2013, directed by. Aleksei German based on the novel of the same title by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky

TV

The Sopranos, 1999-2007, created by David Chase

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Primer is a new series of reference lists compiled by artists at the invitation of the Douglas Hyde Gallery on the occasion of their exhibitions. We would like to thank Isabel Nolan for her generous contribution.