What is Parataxis

Collaborative net art work, in the form of web-log (blog aggregates visual images that function in Parataxis. Started by Ana Pečar and Kruno Jošt, open to collaborators.

“Parataxis (from Greek for ‘act of placing side by side’; fr. para, beside + tassein, to arrange; contrasted to syntaxis) is a literary technique, in writing or speaking, that favors short, simple sentences, with the use of coordinating rather than subordinating conjunctions.[1] It can be contrasted with hypotaxis.[2]

It is also used to describe a technique in poetry in which two images or fragments, usually starkly dissimilar images or fragments, are juxtaposed without a clear connection. Readers are then left to make their own connections implied by the paratactic syntax.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parataxis)

 

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