Maria Mencia's 'Birds Singing Other Bird's Songs' 2001?For those lucky to be in the UK mid June there is an exhibition worth catching: e-motive: Visual Poetry in the Digital Age. The exhibition ‘is the first UK exhibition of computer-generated visual poetry’ with the following artists from around the globe: Jim Andrews, Giselle Beiguelman, Ladislao Pablo Gyori, Eduardo Kac, Robert Kendall, Mar?a Menc?a, Ana Mar?a Uribe, Brian Kim Stefans and Nico Vassilakis [subtext]. Here are some words about the exhibition from the press release:

The featured works have been created through computer software, allowing for experimentation in digital imaging, animation, electronic sound and holography. The aural, visual, animated and interactive qualities of these exhibits give an insight into a medium of poetry in which electronics push visual poetry???s boundaries.

Visual poetry is a medium that explores the tension between the semantics and the visuality of written language. In each piece words, letters or symbols are treated as primary material, enriched by the dynamic nature and physical possibilities of technology.

The selected artworks will range from prints and projections to those displayed on computer monitors, all of which will be set in a dimly lit space, immersing the viewer in a theatrical experience.?

The exhibition was curated by MA Gallery Studies Students: Laura Carnicero, Lydia Gordon, Elina Leventaki and Caroline Sones. Here are the details to attend:

15 June ??? 6 July
The University Gallery?????????????????????????????????????????????
University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester CO4 3SQ
Opening hours:
Monday to Friday 11am - 5pm, Saturdays 1 - 4.30pm
Admissions: Free

For those not able to attend and are interested, you may be able to purchase the catalogue:

An illustrated catalogue published by Palladian Press accompanies the exhibition complete with information on the artists and their works, articles by the curators and an essay exclusively written by Professor Johanna Drucker (Robertson Professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia, USA)

Wish I could be there Maria, all the best with the exhibition.

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