Programmed Poetry

Anon. Programmed Poetry. Vancouver, BC: Western Front, 2016.

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Abstract (English)

"Terminal is a four-part installation project that examines single-user interfaces and the influence of technology on the adaptation of new artistic forms. [...] Launching in September, the first installation looks at poetry programmed for computers, and offers an installation of bpNichol’s First Screening (1984), a series of poems written in Apple BASIC for home use on an Apple IIe. The project expands beyond the gallery space to include a website, launching on September 8th with a series of Permutation Poems written by Brion Gysin that first appeared in 1960. While starting from the specificity of a single-user space, TERMINAL also asks what artists choose to use computers for, and how this can be figured amidst a wider set of material processes and concerns. Stemming from the expansive and playful legacies of writers like Nichol and Gysin, the project will also include a reading by artist and poet Tiziana La Melia, whose recent work The Eyelash and the Monochrome has addressed the computer user environment of Microsoft Word as a context and catalyst for her writing practice." -- Dust jacket

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues ; Brochures, booklets, leaflets, pamphlets
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Dossier: 390 - WESTERN FRONT (Vancouver, BC)
Collation: 10 unnumbered pages ; 22 cm
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Vancouver, BC: Western Front
Artists: Gysin, Brion; La Melia, Tiziana; bpNICHOL
Event Title: Terminal 1.0 : Programmed Poetry
Type: Exhibition
Location: Front Gallery (Vancouver, BC)
Dates: 8 - 29 October 2016
Copyright Statement: Western Front; The artists; The authors
Date Description: [2016]
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Part of Terminal.

Series Name: Terminal : 1.0
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Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2020 17:49
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2020 19:40
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