Poet and visual artist Rachel Slade: ”Speaking of Poetry, by author Bo Gorzelak Pedersen, explores the crisis of language within the contemporary landscape of poetry and art, as well as its philosophical repercussions on Being itself. Drawing from such interrelated topics as identity and capitalism, modern love, personality as commodity and the contamination of language, Speaking of Poetry is a well-aimed commentary on authenticity and the role of poetry in the conservation of our deepest truths as human beings. Pedersen questions what language means not only for the writer or artist in this time of 'linguistic poverty' but also for the reader and sensitive observer, the unwitting yet inevitable participant, cast adrift within the all-pervasive language of modern day consumerism. What becomes of one's Being, even of Logos itself, when deprived of the intrinsic roots that tell of 'where we have been' and therefore, who and what we are? And what remains for us to become?”
New album from Beyond Trio with one of my paintings on the cover. Available here.
11 January 2019
I have a book out, a Danish essay on pornography.
Kaninens sele (The Rabbit's Harness) is a philosophical essay on the cultural history of pornography and on the relationship between pornography and modernity. The author argues that the modern subject is caught between the public's demand for transparency and emotional accountability and a desire to secretly remain 'sealed' beyond the discourse of power. The essay deals with the formation of the concept of pornography, the legalization of pornography in Denmark and in the USA, and more. It is 75 pages long, heavily annotated, and written in Danish.
I have a book out, a collection of essays on art. It's 182 pages, 21 essays in total covering everything from composers Olivier Messiaen and Gunnar Berg to Wagner's “Ring”, Italian horror director Dario Argento, German artist Joseph Beuys, books, art babble, being an artist in the 21st century, skill and technique, how to understand abstract art, Outsider Art, art on Facebook, doubt, taste, female beauty in art, how to begin making an artwork, and more.