Portraits & Poets is a collection of names, places and objects connected to some obscure or famous poets from various centuries. This collection is recorded by a single voice and is recalled continuously throughout the piece. The words permute, change or shift perspective by adding various verbs, adverbs or adjectives before and after them. The work came out of a constantly recurring idea I had to make a piece which would connect names of various writers with semi-random lists of words, generating generating meaning through rhythm and repetition.
Portraits & Poets is the second part of a trilogy of works which deal with algorithmic poetics, biometric tracking, and migration.
Supported by: Performing Arts Fund NL
Partners: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (Gateshead), ZKM | Center for Art and Media (Karlsruhe), Notam (Oslo)