Monday, June 8, 2009

Slow text (towards a definition)

Here's another excerpt from Free-dragging, Slow Text and Permapoesis: towards a biophysical poetry, recently completed for a forthcoming Angelaki issue. To give some background I have just introduced the concept of hopelessness: By understanding that life is painful, unnecessarily destructive and generally hopeless, we have nothing to loose but to hop on it. 

A portrait of the artist as superscript type.


(Text)ure and (me)aning said...

Great post!
Thats the exact spot I just did a sound project on for a friend. Ooh, not up the actual tree, I plugged a set of headphones I was wearing into the crossing pole and listened to the sounds around me recording the sounds through movement ( and the experience through text messaging).
Will send this post onto her..

The Garden of Self-Defence said...

thanks ec,

look forward to hearing it.

yr embroidery cld be considered slow text messaging; slowing down fast text for reflection.


(Text)ure and (me)aning said...

Yep-You're on to it, thats part of what I wrote my masters papers on!

Oh the more times I see this tree image the more I think it is like a dream state. very inspiring.