The House of Dust, by artist Alison Knowles, is one of the first computer generated poems in history. It was coded in FORTRAN for the artist in 1967 by James Tenney. Using the house as a subject, the code generates hundreds of thousands of quatrains randomly sequencing proposals for alternative living. The program combines four variables: materials, situations, lighting and inhabitants. The remarkable results are most frequently presented on continuous paper, output from a dot matrix printer, as they were in 1967.
Image courtesy James Fuentes; Photo credit: Jason Mandella
An online and physical survey/group show of text-based physical artworks by TheVERSEverse in partnership with L'Avant Galerie and Librairie Métamorphoses.
This is Part 2 of an exhibition. Part 1 "Poème Objkt", a conversation between poetry and the visual arts brought to life through the liminal play of the physical and the digital, opened in October 2022 at L’Avant Galerie Vossen.
2023 Crypto Art Award Shortlist, The Lumen Prize.