The exhibition ‘into wanderer lonely’ proposes new iterations of what a contemporary landscape poem could be, rewritten in collaboration with the ghost in the machine. A series of classic romantic landscape poems by William Wordsworth, Robert Southey and Samuel Taylor Coleridge have been reconfigured using a machine-assisted process utilising the geolocation mapping application ‘what3words’. Three works in video will be presented, alongside a new publication launched as part of the exhibition. Supported by Bergen Centre for Electronic Art, Norsk Kulturråd and Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond.
Samuel Brzeski (UK/NO) works between the fields of writing and art. His predominantly text-based practice concerns the place and presence of the emotive body within the postdigital swirl of language. This involves exploring the inherent malleability of language to create and/or question meaning, narrative and experience. Working primarily with acts of reading and vocal semantics, the works investigate how the emotional impacts of digital culture are manifested through literature, poetics, text and voice. Recent and ongoing projects include Lydgalleriet (NO), KRAFT (NO), Slakt (NO), Chao Art Centre (CN), Bergen Assembly (NO), Black Box Theatre (NO) and bb15 (AT).
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