xy+:=/][()*

“… the visual poetry which our learned professors have been hiding from us all these years because it confuses their neat pictures, but that’s another story.” Dick Higgins, from the preface to Artist’s Books: A Critical Anthology and Sourcebook (1985).

code from: 1george2 + [xy]happens[dance] revisited

fla source: typo1

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33 responses to “xy+:=/][()*”

  1. avatar crissxross Says:

    xy+:= ***** ūüôā

    !
    word = error
    ūüôĀ
    typo1 = true[type]
    xy+… won’t dance on my mac
    (not in chiller unless i fork out some £££$$$)

    cx

  2. avatar crissxross Says:

    xy+:= ***** ūüôā

    !
    word = error
    ūüôĀ
    typo1 = true[type]
    xy+… won’t dance on my mac
    (not in chiller unless i fork out some √ā¬£√ā¬£√ā¬£$$$)

    cx

  3. avatar runran Says:

    there are better ways
    to spend your money

    >;r

  4. avatar runran Says:

    there are better ways
    to spend your money

    >;r

  5. avatar babel Says:

    I’ve been reading a great book by his daughter Hannah… ‘Fluxus Experience’.

    “Rather than merely multiplying existing media categories, like multimedia (as in opera, whcih discretely combines theatre with music and dance) or mixed media (as in illustrated stories, presenting complementary images and words), intermedia actively probes the spaces between the different media.”

  6. avatar babel Says:

    I’ve been reading a great book by his daughter Hannah… ‘Fluxus Experience’.

    “Rather than merely multiplying existing media categories, like multimedia (as in opera, whcih discretely combines theatre with music and dance) or mixed media (as in illustrated stories, presenting complementary images and words), intermedia actively probes the spaces between the different media.”

  7. avatar runran Says:

    heya babel

    Richard Kostelanetz wrote an interesting essay on artist’s books in which he says that “In order to understand and appreciate a book of the old art, it is necessary to read it thoroughly … In the new art you often do NOT need to read the whole book.” In your work using the random, it is often impossible to ‘read’ the whole piece. I find this element especially appealing because a person can return and experience an entirely different ‘reading’ with each visit. The above piece, xy+:=/\][()*, is a remix using code from 2 of your original works. It uses letters and punctuation from that code to create a typographical mismash that has no single author. In that regard, it probes the in-between space (or, to borrow from Flashspeak, the tween space ūüėČ

    >:r

  8. avatar runran Says:

    heya babel

    Richard Kostelanetz wrote an interesting essay on artist’s books in which he says that “In order to understand and appreciate a book of the old art, it is necessary to read it thoroughly … In the new art you often do NOT need to read the whole book.” In your work using the random, it is often impossible to ‘read’ the whole piece. I find this element especially appealing because a person can return and experience an entirely different ‘reading’ with each visit. The above piece, xy+:=/][()*, is a remix using code from 2 of your original works. It uses letters and punctuation from that code to create a typographical mismash that has no single author. In that regard, it probes the in-between space (or, to borrow from Flashspeak, the tween space ūüėČ

    >:r

  9. avatar babel Says:

    Yes, the digital in-between is an interesting place! Even (thoroughly) reading a linear piece would need access to the source code, the software to open it, and the programming skill to decipher it… an interesting mix of social, economic, educational factors. Add in the collaborative and random factors – the morphing code sources and generative code results – and it really is a difficult thing to read completely. Yet it can be read (hopefully) satisfactorily and successfully by someone with none of these thorough requirements…

  10. avatar babel Says:

    Yes, the digital in-between is an interesting place! Even (thoroughly) reading a linear piece would need access to the source code, the software to open it, and the programming skill to decipher it… an interesting mix of social, economic, educational factors. Add in the collaborative and random factors – the morphing code sources and generative code results – and it really is a difficult thing to read completely. Yet it can be read (hopefully) satisfactorily and successfully by someone with none of these thorough requirements…

  11. avatar crissxross Says:

    …> reading‚Ķ> unpacking‚Ķ> deconstructing‚Ķ> reconstructing‚Ķ> remixing‚Ķ> repackaging‚Ķ> re-reading‚Ķ> unreading?‚Ķ> unpacking‚Ķ> deconstructing‚Ķ> reconstructing‚Ķ> remixing‚Ķ> ‚Ķ> ‚Ķ

    …> = an in-between space, a gap, a leap, an opportunity to jump off in any direction …>

    // all diagrams, all theories are inadequate‚Ķ> there are so many…> i n – b e t w e e n s p a c e s . . . >

    all reading is incomplete, all writing is incomplete…> creativity comes from a state or sense of incompletion

    completion = the end = the final full stop

    c x

  12. avatar crissxross Says:

    …> reading√Ę‚ā¨¬¶> unpacking√Ę‚ā¨¬¶> deconstructing√Ę‚ā¨¬¶> reconstructing√Ę‚ā¨¬¶> remixing√Ę‚ā¨¬¶> repackaging√Ę‚ā¨¬¶> re-reading√Ę‚ā¨¬¶> unreading?√Ę‚ā¨¬¶> unpacking√Ę‚ā¨¬¶> deconstructing√Ę‚ā¨¬¶> reconstructing√Ę‚ā¨¬¶> remixing√Ę‚ā¨¬¶> √Ę‚ā¨¬¶> √Ę‚ā¨¬¶

    √Ę‚ā¨¬¶> = an in-between space, a gap, a leap, an opportunity to jump off in any direction √Ę‚ā¨¬¶>

    // all diagrams, all theories are inadequate√Ę‚ā¨¬¶> there are so many…> i n – b e t w e e n s p a c e s . . . >

    all reading is incomplete, all writing is incomplete…> creativity comes from a state or sense of incompletion

    completion = the end = the final full stop

    c x

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  17. avatar runran Says:

    see postcard sent to mo’po

    word = thing

    x related to y

    >:r

  18. avatar runran Says:

    see postcard sent to mo’po

    word = thing

    x related to y

    >:r

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