Thursday, July 19, 2012

SPAM Poetry

…cleaning out drafts folder leftovers…still trying to wrap my mind around knitting spam into visual poetry…notquite Tomato Surprise but related

Here's one option for all the SPAM clogging up our inbox.

SPAMpoetry is a series of knitted works containing visual poetry created from SPAM. It is a collaboration between Varvara Guljajeva and Mar Canet Sola who are "interested in bringing together digital culture and traditional handicraft." It was undertaken as an artist-in-residency project at MU in Eindhoven.

First they put the word out that they needed people's SPAM, then they converted it into a pattern and uploaded into a tweaked knitting machine.

The process illuminates the stark contrast between the rapid pace of the digital world and the slow, careful knitting process. More photos here and a video.

More at SPAM Poetry, from the Book Patrol

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