The Crucible of Man II
I’m running s bit behind. The eclipse, Wednesday night, threw me a bit of a curve ball and it’s taken a day or so to settle.
As mentioned in the #pinp18 announcement earlier this week, I’m doing an analogue process with a digital output.
I’m cutting up Calvino’s Invisible Cities, building the poem that way, and then using Phonto with the fractal images I’ve been creating (oh hell, they are incredibly addictive and hypnotic to create and explore) to make the digital poem. I have, so far, enjoyed this intersection of the two.
What I’m particularly enjoying playing with is the ability to easily subtract or add a single word.
Above is ‘Crucible of Man’ and below ‘Starry Starry night’.
…which in time, I hope, will become a physical poem in its own right, based on the digital.
Art goes round and round. And the words swirl in a dervish with it.
Image: Remedios Varo