The Australian digital poet geniwate and I have two collaborations up as part of the page_space project exhibition that is presently on view at Machine Project, 1200 D North Alvarado, Los Angeles.
I did the text and photographs for "Kyoto" and geni did the programming, sound, and filters on the images. For the second, geni provided the text and the concept (including the Quicktime video she found online), I did the programming and work with the stills.
Neither of us are entirely satisfied that these are the final versions of the pieces; we plan to revise them and submit them to How2 or some other online poetry center.
But for now take a peeksy, let me know what you think. Other artists in the exhibition include: Simon Biggs, Loss Glazier, Deena Larsen, Jody Zellen, Pedro Valdeolmillos, Lluís Calvo, Jim Andrews and Jason Nelson.
The propaganda from Anton Soderman:
The space of the page has long been taken for granted as blank, while text is valorized as the agent of signification. But what is the space of the page? What are it's architectures which quietly construct the possiblilities of a text? As spaces for writing multiply, perhaps infatuation with literary style will be replaced by the stylistics of the page, and a desire to create mechanisms that that offer new spaces for writing.
Traditionally, collaborations between writers and programmers move from pages of text to the forms of the screen: a writer first composes a text that the programmer then designs, arranges and presents. The page_space project is an experiment conducted under the direction of Senior Research Coordinator Anton Soderman which reverses the usual collaboration between writing and design. First, programmers and designers created digital page architectures. These spaces were then exchanged and used as fields for textual exploration.
The page_space programmer/writers are: Simon Biggs, Lluis Calvo, geniwate, Loss Pequeño Glazier, Deena Larsen, Jason Nelson, Brian Kim Stefans, Pedro Valdeolmillos and Jody Zellen.
The page_space project goes online on February 28, 2004, and initiates the Machine Poetics Research Unit of Superbunker.Posted by Brian Stefans at March 1, 2004 02:41 PM | TrackBack