April 2006

e-motive: Visual Poetry in the Digital Age

15th June – 6th July

Private view: Friday 16th June

The University Gallery
University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester  CO4 3SQ

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday 11am – 5pm, Saturdays 1 – 4.30pm

Admissions: Free

Visual Poetry Exhibition

e-motive is a group exhibition showcasing a variety of computer-generated visual poems by international artists based in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The featured works have been created through computer software, allowing for experimentation in digital imaging, animation, electronic sound and holography. The aural, visual, animated and interactive qualities of these exhibits give an insight into a medium of poetry in which electronics push visual poetry’s boundaries.

This exhibition will explore works, where both written language and visual elements are juxtaposed to function in creative tension. In each piece language is treated as raw material, yet enriched by the dynamic nature and physical possibilities of technology.

The selected artworks will range from prints and projections to those displayed on computer monitors, all of which will be set in a dimly lit space, immersing the viewer in a theatrical experience. 

In short, e-motive aims to reveal the latest practices in visual poetry. It will challenge the viewer’s perceptions of poetry, as words are no longer static but set free on the page/screen, demanding the viewer to think anew.

Artists include: Jim Andrews, Giselle Beiguelman, Ladislao Pablo Gyori, Eduardo Kac, Robert Kendall, María Mencía, Ana María Uribe, Brian Kim Stefans and Nico Vassilakis.

Curated by MA Gallery Studies Students: Laura Carnicero, Lydia Gordon, Eleftheria Leventaki and Caroline Sones.

An illustrated catalogue published by Palladian Press will accompany the exhibition.

For further information and images please contact Lydia Gordon (07818421165) or Caroline Sones (07958902062)

Fax: 01277 220145