Archive for May, 2005

club meat dew talk puppy RMX1 + 2

Saturday, May 28th, 2005

Intro:
I have been playing again with my algorithmic remix obsession. This started back in 1999 when I had just began my university degree and worked on a project based on rewriting pieces by poets (E E Cummings was one) following a pseudo programming language. Part of this was the visual aspect of the language I had created (was on a fine art course after all). Then I would manually following the instructions like an obsessive and I had ideas of mantras and repetition. However, now I have decided to allow the PC to do the work for me (using javascript and selecting from the results).
There are two things I find bringing me back to this side of my writing. First is the excitement of working with indeterminacy. Second is that it’s the best way for me to escape narrative and meaning. Having said that, the idea is to let the reader create their own connections from the texture that occurs, and if that means narrative and meaning then fine.
Maybe I’ll go into more detail later, but for now here’s a couple examples chosen from today’s play.

club meat dew talk puppy RMX1

her gaze licks a trodden path through the gaze
licks a path through the side

her gaze licks a well trodden path
gaze licks trodden path through the grass

caressing their ankles
in through the grass
their ankles

in trodden path through the grass
dew caressing
through the connection between it and his shoulder

spews fluid it and his shoulder spews
fluid connection between it and his body

his shoulder it and his shoulder spews
fluid into dew

floating onto his spews fluid
into floating onto his shoulder spews
fluid into the dew

floating spews fluid dew
floating onto his clothes

splashing her ankles
his onto his clothes
her ankles
his dew

floating onto his clothes
and splashing her onto his
splashing her ankles
his limb

club meat dew talk puppy RMX2

inside
the long and techno inside
the long inside
the long and cavernous club they talk. vibration long and cavernous they talk. vibration inside
the long and cavernous techno club they long and

club
they talk. vibration through club
they talk. club
they talk. vibration passing leather sofa. the room talk. vibration passing sofa. the room club
they talk. vibration passing through leather sofa. talk. vibration

leather
sofa. the room with leather
sofa. the leather
sofa. the room filled black steam and flashes the room filled steam and flashes leather
sofa. the room filled with black steam the room

black
steam and flashes light. black
steam and black
steam and flashes of the air feels like and flashes of air feels like black
steam and flashes of light. the air and flashes

the
air feels like could the
air feels the
air feels like it break off feels like it off the
air feels like it could break off feels like

break
off break
off break
off break
off