Poetry on the road is an ongoing project by Boris Müller and one of his projects has previously been posted at this blog Visual Poetry. This is a quirky visualisation of poetry, data made into 'digital' origami that i'm sure Won Park would appreciate the visual quality of.
Made from computer algorithms like a long strip of paper folded into these sculptures. I love how data may not communicate the meanings and complexities of the words they were constructed from they are no less functional in giving form to prose. Help you imagine the words, just maybe a little less of forms that we know to associate meanings or context. Reminds me of Richard Sweeney's actual paper folding.
'The metaphoric theme of this years Poetry on the Road visual is a mad origami master. Every poem is represented as a data sculpture made from virtual paper. So this year, we don't have a single key visual but a sequence of individual graphics that represent a single poem. This is also reflected on the design level - a number of poster variations were produced for the festival.
The concept in a nutshell: a long paper strip that is folded in an extremely complex manner. Every ridge represents a word. Depending on the length and frequency of the word, the form of the ridge changes. The virtual paper is then folded between the ridges. So the defining visual element are actually not the words - but the space between words.
Complex forms - and a long and complex process! Poetry 2010 is probably the most innovative, radical and beautiful VisualPoetry result for quite a while.' from: http://www.esono.com/boris/projects/poetry10/
Project is by: Friederike Lambers, Boris Müller, Florian Pfeffer
'Poetry on the road has been an integral part of Bremen's cultural landscape for more than 10 years. The festival is held in high regard by authors from Germany and around the world. The sheer diversity of poetry on the road makes it especially noteworthy – from traditional readings to poetry slams and performances, poetry on the road 2010 is an invitation to experience poetry in all its forms and with all our senses.' from: http://www.poetry-on-the-road.com/seiten/en_home.php
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