Online Exhibition 1: Curiosities
16 December 2019 - 27 January 2020
One of the things that connects us humans is curiosity. We are born curious, and at no time in life is curiosity more powerful than in early childhood. It's possible that many adults, without knowing it, fear a child's inquisitive nature; somewhere between childhood and adulthood, we stop asking questions. Noticing the questions children ask, and the things that stir their interest, can lead to unpredictable strands of thought.
Curiosities showcases a range of experimental poets who are interested in forging new approaches to poetic language
and form; motivated by curiosity, they asked questions only they know. This exhibition
features works from Vilde Valerie Bjerke Torset, James Knight, Konstantinos Papacharalampos, Stephen Mooney, Piotr Szreniawski, Astra Papachristodoulou,
Black ink on white Rubik's cube. This is a 3D version of Astra Papachristodoulou's poem 'islet zone' from Songs From Astropolis (pub. HVTN, 2018).
(glass jar, gelatin capsules, ink) an asemic object poem of tuberculosis as the epitome of aesthetics in victorian decadence.
Structured as hybrid of English and Greek, Utopia explores possibilities of the future, where human mortality is radically replaced with help from surveying-based linguistics.
This poem is part of a sequence called “The Murderer Threatened”. The sequence explores the theme of empiricism, through the tropes of detective fiction, via Agatha Christie, Robbe-Grillet and Cluedo.
Using the imperative of the gamebook form to impose a hybridity upon the boardgame poem, this object enacts the dimensionality that this enforcement brings about.