*/CreatesSurfaces

Creation of an experimental text and an installation as part of a one-month artist residence around the theme Time as Structure, Text as Substrate.

  • Role Artist in Recidence
  • For School Of Making Thinking
  • Date July 2015
This is an experiment on proximity and how it feels; an attempt to juxtapose texts, ideas, words, and questions. If life were a surface, a surface that transforms and moves, how would proximity to certain things change its form and texture? How would that feel? Text as substrate: Two layers of text. The Brazilian psychoanalyst and cultural critic Suely Rolnik, inspired by Lygia Clark’s work Caminhando (1963), proposes the image of life as a topological surface, a moebius strip, that works as a model for hacking what she calls the Colonial Unconscious (2014). Sensitivity to the forms and forces that affect our actions on that surface produce alternative forms of thought and creation. // On the third chapter of Critical and Clinical (1993) Gilles Deleuze’s writes about Lewis Carroll and the creation of surfaces in his work; the sense and the nonsense in between depth, surfaces, and their layers. The volume of a rolled surface.

Experimenting with the content and form of these two texts led to a piece of writing; an aleatory poem with fragments that were randomly changed each time the text was printed. These words came from lists generated through small word-games and experiments in which other artists in residence participated. These words were then randomly but carefully re-arranged using Processing. The poem played with the sense and nonsense of words and meanings in proximity.

Artists in residence participated in word-games-experiments that generated lists of words for the poem.

Shout out a noun every time your head breaks the surface.

Screenshot

Screenshot

Screenshot

Screenshot

Screenshot