Gina Rae Foster

Lyric Dwelling: The Art & Ethics of Invitation & Occupation

Paperback – 1 Oct 2012 | 312 pages | ISBN here | ISBN here

Lyric dwelling is a participial exploration of the processes of self- and creative becomings, as ontological and poietic capacities for self-differentiation, mutual interdependency, and complex community. Lyric dwelling is a relocation of human roles to humanly interactive processes of appeal and sensory manipulation. It is both occupation and exile in composition, performance, residence, and wandering. Lyric dwelling is a set of ethical and aesthetic movements that engage with identity, responsibility, and territory through the thematizations of presence, threshold, suspension, and rootedness. Through presence, threshold, suspension, and rootedness, lyric dwelling as composition and performance, as witness and refusal, occupies and inhabits the ethical and aesthetic destruction and construction of individuals seeking self-fulfillment and the failures of desire.