Photograph of the installation in situ:
the plums, Sasha Stiles . Reine Claude + Prune Jaune / 100 x 100 cm . NFT by week . 1/1 edition . 2021 © Photo : Jean-Louis Losi
A conversation between the digital and the physical and 2023 Crypto Art Award Shortlist, The Lumen Prize.
“The poem-object is a composition that aims to combine resources from poetry and the visual arts, and to contemplate their capacity for mutual exaltation.”
— André Breton
Poème Objkt is a conversation between poetry and the visual arts brought to life through the liminal play of the physical and the digital. As contemporary expressions of Breton’s poem-object, the pieces in this exhibition present works of poetry, experimental writing and literature on the blockchain that enhance, reinvent and reimagine the relationship between the text and the image, the analog and the digital, ultimately opening up a space for dialogue that blurs and challenges the lines that divide.
This co-curation with L'Avant Galerie Vossen and theVERSEverse in Paris materializes in two parts:
Part 1 opened in October 2022. L’Avant Galerie Vossen and theVERSEverse curated the works of Sasha Stiles, Ross Goodwin, Ana María Caballero, aurèce vettier, Campbell McGrath, Robness, Kalen Iwamoto, Julien Silvano, Jason Sholl, and Saul Steinberg.
This first exhibition’s curatorial framework falls along the following lines:
POEM = WORK OF ART
Part 2 takes place May 2023 at Librairie Métamorphoses in Paris, with a section of the exhibition taking place at L’Avant Galerie Vossen.
Exhibition view © Photo: Jean-Louis Losi
A site-specific translation of a line of canonical poetry into Analog Binary Code, re-created especially for the occasion of this show. The unreading of this poem as its elements deteriorate over the course of the exhibition will be documented as NFTs minted in earth-friendly Tezos ecosystem – concretizing each ephemeral interpretation as immortal blockchain objkts.
An Analog Binary Code physical install with 1 NFT each week.