iheart poetics 001
Lund 2014 | Lund | Sweden | October 2007
An interactive installation commissioned for Lund 2014 in Lund, Sweden, measuring 8'X10'. This project was the genesis for future work in the area of poetics.
Soon after the production of Aether at MOMA PS1, there was a period of R&D on the idea of creating mutable texts that continually change over time.
Caroline Lund, an artist and curator, asked about potential work for an exhibition in Lund, Sweden, and a first experiment with this concept was proposed and accepted.
Work began immediately in NYC, with further experimentation and fabrication planning.
The resulting work was a large wall of cold-rolled steel as canvas, where the original text was written, its language split apart, fabricated as large-scale magnets, then re-assembled on the steel wall.
The installed text was open for chance operations in the hands of visitors, documented daily in a time lapse film meant to capture temporal changes in meaning.
Every morning of the exhibition, the poem was reset to its original state and the process began anew.
Additional vocabulary, consisting of text cut out during the poem's conception, was available within the installation.
To Caroline Lund and the city of Lund, for their full support in creating this work, and the graceful hosting for myself and other artists during our stay there.