Exchange Value #2; 24 September 2010
[…] You see me there […]
[…] It’s that abstract […]
+ Rachel Zolf, ‘Poem 35 – Learning machines’
I say […] and we assess our difference:
stiffen with divisions and the prompt
to concede the stereotype: now we are ticks
and ticks of boxes: now not: we are awkward
humor turned currency: ransom: or code
for the labels we shy: in this classroom
owning each projection troubles it.
It(‘)s ease. It(‘)s lack of exchange.
The projection of the intimate into the historical
(for Exchange Value)
The day lives us and we it remain at home
Pilfered rhetorics track an economy of one thing after another
I send you the burnt rulebook, who baked that challah?
This list of dominant frames refined by a chimpanzee tossing darts
I revisited each story featuring the divined Violence Frame
A Place Altered by Moods, Greek residues of hard and soft
Perhaps all three are chairs, or codes for one
Doesn’t logic depend on tact animated at birth?
When a person stumbles, sings in cracking high tones, makes nervous gestures, etc.,
everyone knew this is a Jew Gay Gene Mull Court-shy Borders Kitch Scribbler
I’m not sure that the text is as rich in thematic content as what Karen generated
There are broader problems of unspeakable bodies and of “interest”
The subject escapes its alienation through a term of 25,000 colors
The table a procedure of knowledge dying to pronounce its name
Jay MillAr is glad someone paid the ransom
Thank you to everybody that submitted ticks and tsetse flies
Can somebody please put the necessary code between my code?
There are no kids in class, they’ve all gone to tolerance camp, apparently
ABOUT THIS PROJECT
The above work by Kai Fierle-Hedrick and Rachel Zolf was the outcome of their residency in the DEPARTMENT OF MICRO POETICS at the AC Institute, New York City on September 24th 2010. Kai and Rachel describe the project as follows:
Rachel Zolf and Kai Fierle-Hedrick will collaborate – via an on-site/off-site residency at the AC Institute – to write a sequence of poems responding to the exhibition EXCHANGE VALUE. Fierle-Hedrick will write on-site at the gallery, and at the end of each session will forward an ekphrastic poem to Zolf.
Responding via The Tolerance Project – a collaborative MFA in Creative Writing rooted in an online archive of “poetic DNA” traces donated by 86 writers, artists and thinkers – Zolf will identify a set of search terms in Fierle-Hedrick’s poem and use these to generate a new response from within The Tolerance Project’s archive.
Zolf’s poetic permutation will then serve as the starting point for Fierle-Hedrick’s next session in the gallery, and so on. The residency explores a variety of exchanges – ekphrastic, dialogic, technological – in addition to embodying some of the challenges and creative loopholes of distance collaboration.
The residency concludes on October 1st 2010.