Both spiritual and material. Above, loudly chant the glories of
a small group of English men of
to worship with him.
Some to serve as a
performed through this
Chance Operations are methods of generating poetry independent of the author’s will. A chance operation can be almost anything from throwing darts and rolling dice, to the ancient Chinese divination method, I-Ching, and even sophisticated computer programs. Most poems created by chance operations use some original text as their source, be it the newspaper, an encyclopedia, or a famous work of literature. The purpose of such a practice is to play against the poet’s intentions and ego, while creating unusual syntax and images. The resulting poems allow the reader to take part in producing meaning from the work. The roots of using chance operations to generate poetry are generally traced to the Dada movement in Western Europe in the early and mid-twentieth-century, involving writers such as André Breton, Louis Aragon, Tristan Tzara, Philippe Soupault, and Paul Éluard. The Dadaists were deeply interested in the subconscious, and they believed that the mind would create associations and meaning from any text, including those generated through random selections. – Poets.org
I have been creating visual art and poetry using chance methods for years. The above poem uses a random number system and takes words from a beautiful book about The Gopis’ Song Of Separation.
Sometimes I use news articles, works of fiction or song lyrics. Which one is of course left to chance. I’d be quite happy to share the instructions on how to create a piece if anyone is interested, or you can develop your own system!
Examining the Odd is the perfect place to share chance art in any form, so please get in touch if you make your own and you want to share it.
seems to have made a few verbal changes through his ankle, exactly similar.
Re-settling them on
an unquestioning pair of shoulders, the annihilation of a nation however, back to the table, the future or the dark-haired girl from the what had happened, and in which one becomes aware of facts and ideas which to him, molehill here and coming towards him across long interval of peace during his bomb had fallen altered,
the eyes could give you away dear. Was perfectly possible. He had been suspected of countless hysterical and heretical tendencies. The records too much. But to tell him with a damned impersonal screen, is the definitive and final third edition, they’re good enough, prefer to stick together and though, throughout time and space he had the face which all humanity and life everywhere had burst from not knowing at what he was supposing and that was it for before then there had been the past not only changed, down regular as said Martin and the point is, a cat o’ nine tails. A fireplace roars, as he leans across to check multitudes of ravenous people. Remember this. Know yours.
The film below blew me away! It’s inspiring, motivating, weirdly uplifting and, in the final scene, blissfully moving. I highly recommend giving it twenty minutes of your time. If you do, let me know what you think!
Wolf Vostell’s interest in décollage, or the tearing apart of an existing image rather than the piecing together of multiple images, can be traced back to his early belief that society is surrounded and shaped by destruction. As a lithographer’s apprentice in the 1950s, Vostell began channeling this belief into the manipulation of the posters that surrounded him at his apprenticeship. From there, unlike many of his contemporaries, who tore apart pieces of colored paper in order to create new images, Vostell took the idea of décollage to the streets, deforming and manipulating posters in public places in order to reflect the violence of post-war Germany and its newfound US-inspired consumerism. – The Creators Project
Experimental Documentary Shortfilm.
Spoken Language: Spanish & German with English Subtitles.
Vostell Happening offers an approach to the creative universe of Wolf Vostell: a founding member of the Fluxus Movement in Europe, pioneer of the happening, installation and video art, Vostell is recognized as one of the most important artists of the second half of the 20th century.
His work and philosophy claiming creativity as part of everyday life under the maxim “art = life, life = art”.
In 1974, Vostell met Malpartida de Cáceres, (Extremadura), where he declared “A masterpiece of nature” the natural park of Los Barruecos. There he conceived the idea of creating an Art Museum unique in the world, a place where art, life and nature converge.