Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Lines on lamp posts 

At the last Chapterhouse reading, I had the pleasure of meeting Aggie Ebrahimi Bazaz, a student in Film and Media Arts at Temple University who has initiated a fun project called Exhibit Corpse. Based on the collaborative art-making procedure of exquisite corpse, the idea is to "paper our streets" (however ephemerally) with lines written by different people throughout the city. 10-11 line poems written by 10-11 people, each person responding to the line that came before. The poems began with a variation on the first line of Robert Frost's "The Most of It":

"He thought he kept the universe alone."

Aggie has documented the process with some short films, which you can check out here.

-- R. Eckes

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