An interactive installation about experimental literatur.
This was my thesis at the Bauhaus-University Weimar. The user selects words taken from an existing poem to construct new versions. While playing with language and sound, the possibilities and the magic of words are revealed. The concept and the technique of the reconstruction of an original poem by Fontane was inspired by the ideas of »Oulipo« (Ouvroir de Littérature Potentielle), a group of French poets. The following clip shows one of 90 unique animations that are combined throughout the process of reconstructing the poem. Developed and presented in 2004.
The sonett ›Vowels‹ by the French poet, Arthur Rimbaud, explores the fundamental elements of language. Abstract, phantasmagoric images are assigned to the vowels and build the background to the animated typographical interpretation of the sonett. Images, typography and sound together build a magical experience that corresponds to the effect of the poem.
The installation was presented during the first ›body as interface‹ exhibition in 1999. The exhibition ›Body as Interface‹ in the E-werk, Weimar, was the first exhibition of student work from the Bauhaus-University Weimar in Germany devoted entirely to the discussions and research of interactive new media. Developed and presented in 1999.
More video excerpts from this project: https://vimeo.com/album/2961714