curt cloninger
Since the beginning
Works in Canton, North Carolina United States of America

PORTFOLIO (7)
BIO
Curt Cloninger is an artist, writer, and Assistant Professor of New Media at the University of North Carolina Asheville (US). His art undermines language as a system of meaning in order to reveal it as an embodied force in the world. By layering, restructuring, hashing, eroding, exhausting, and (dis)splaying language, he causes language to perform itself until its "meaning" has less to do with what it denotes and more to do with how it behaves. His work has been featured in the New York Times and at festivals and galleries from Korea to Brazil. Exhibition venues include Digital Art Museum [DAM] Berlin, L'Instituto de México à Paris, Living Arts of Tulsa, and The Art Gallery of Knoxville.

Cloninger has written on a wide range of topics, including new media and internet art, installation and performance art, experimental graphic design, popular music, network culture, and continental philosophy. His articles have appeared in Intelligent Agent, Mute, Paste, Tekka, Rhizome Digest, A List Apart, and on ABC World News. He is also the author of seven books, most recently "Fresher Styles for Web Designers" (New Riders). He maintains lab404.com, playdamage.org , and deepyoung.org in hopes of facilitating a more lively remote dialogue with the Sundry Contagions of Wonder.
Discussions (1121) Opportunities (4) Events (17) Jobs (0)
DISCUSSION

source_4


ahhh... we'll snort with pleasure
ahhh... we'll forego washing
we'll hold a holiday of love
I'm a green tree you're the air
I'll follow you there
I'll follow you

engulf me lover

ahhh... we'll take a tumble
ahhh... down in the gravel
I'll take your hand to lead me over
hang our colors in the air
I wanna follow you there
I wanna follow you

engulf me lover
and loop me into blue
enfold me lover

ahhh... we'll taste the nectar
ahhh... we'll share the bounty
I'll bear the cost of our defense
never looking back again
I'm gonna follow you in
I wanna follow you

engulf me lover
and loop me into blue
enfold me lover

enclose me lover

- edith frost

http://www.playdamage.org/4.html
_
_
_

DISCUSSION

source_7


she shines
in a world full of ugliness
she matters
when everything is meaningless

fragile
she doesn't see her beauty
she tries to get away
sometimes
it's just that nothing seems worth saving
i can't watch her slip away

i won't let you fall apart
i won't let you fall apart
i won't let you fall apart
i won't let you fall apart

she reads the minds of all the people as they pass her by
hoping someone will see
if i could fix myself i'd -
but it's too late for me

i won't let you fall apart
i won't let you fall apart
i won't let you fall apart
i won't let you fall apart

we'll find the perfect place to go where we can run and hide
i'll build a wall and we can keep them on the other side
...but they keep waiting
...and picking...
...and picking...
...and picking...
...and picking...
...and picking...
...and picking...
...and picking...
...and picking...
...and picking...
...and

(it's something i have to do)
i won't let you fall apart (i was there, too)
i won't let you fall apart (before everything else)
i won't let you fall apart (i was like you)
i won't let you fall apart

- trent reznor

http://www.playdamage.org/7.html
_
_
_

DISCUSSION

source_9


i'm so close
i'm almost inside
it won't be long
before the mystery is mine

i'm so close
i'm almost inside
but there were times
i hung my head and cried

i'm so close
i'm almost inside
i'm so close
racing the tide

i'm so close
i'm almost inside
a dream unchained
that can't escape my mind

i'm so close
i'm almost inside
but there were times
there was no end in sight

i'm so close
i'm almost inside
i'm so close
racing the tide

i'm so close
i'm almost inside
those big waves
we always knew i'd ride

i'm so close
i'm almost inside
i'm so close
racing the tide

i'm so close
i'm almost inside
i'm so close
racing the tide

i'm so close
i'm almost inside
i'm so close
racing the tide

- mercury rev

http://www.playdamage.org/9.html
_
_
_

DISCUSSION

source_10


Lines form on my face and hands
Lines form from the ups and downs
I'm in the middle without any plans
I'm a boy and I'm a man

I'm eighteen
and I don't know what I want
Eighteen
I just don't know what I want
Eighteen
I gotta get away
I gotta get out of this place
I'll go runnin in outer space
Oh yeah

I got a baby's brain and an old man's heart
Took eighteen years to get this far
Don't always know what I'm talkin' about
Feels like I'm livin in the middle of doubt
Cause I'm

Eighteen
I get confused every day
Eighteen
I just don't know what to say
Eighteen
I gotta get away

Lines form on my face and my hands
Lines form on the left and right
I'm in the middle
the middle of life
I'm a boy and I'm a man
I'm eighteen and I like it
Yes I like it
Oh I like it
Love it
Like it
Love it
Eighteen!
Eighteen!
Eighteen!
Eighteen and I like it

- alice cooper

http://www.playdamage.org/10.html
_
_
_

DISCUSSION

source_15


Faith, you're driving me away
You do it everyday
You don't mean it
But it hurts like hell
My brain says I'm receiving pain
A lack of oxygen
From my life support
My iron lung

We're too young to fall asleep
Too cynical to speak
We are losing it
Can't you tell?
We scratch our eternal itch
A twentieth century bitch
And we are grateful for
Our iron lung

The headshrinkers, they want everything
My uncle Bill, my Belisha beacon
The headshrinkers, they want everything
My uncle Bill, my Belisha beacon

Suck, suck your teenage thumb
Toilet trained and dumb
When the power runs out
We'll just hum
This, this is our new song
Just like the last one
A total waste of time
My iron lung

The headshrinkers, they want everything
My uncle Bill, my Belisha beacon
The headshrinkers, they want everything
My uncle Bill, my Belisha beacon

And if you're frightened
You can be frightened
You can be, it's OK
And if you're frightened
You can be frightened
You can be, it's OK

The headshrinkers, they want everything
My uncle Bill, my Belisha beacon

- thom yorke

http://www.playdamage.org/15.html
_
_
_