WBYU’s THINKING ALOUD Interviews Lance Olsen

Check out “After Innovative Writing,” Marcus Smith’s interview with Lance Olsen about “innovative ways to approaching narrative in novels.” Here’s an excerpt:

Art, for me in any case, is that which slows down our perception and complicates our perception so that we can re-see and re-experience the world in ways we may not have experienced it before, go to places, go to minds, go to consciousnesses that we haven’t been in before, and experience reality in a way that allows us to think about what reality is.

It’s an echo, of sorts, of Victor Shklovsky’s idea in “Art as Techniqueof how the “technique of art is to make objects ‘unfamiliar,’ to make forms difficult, to increase the difficulty and length of perception because the process of perception is an aesthetic end in itself and must be prolonged.”

Listen to the whole interview HERE.

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