a word-art-sound thing

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Welcome. I invite you to dive in on your own terms. There’s nothing to “get” here beyond what you take away. You’ll find mixed mediapoetry, and nonfiction projects. I invite you to play with them, to make them your own, to make your own. I invite you to make the traversal from work to text. I demarcate this playground as “a word-art-sound thing.”

a word-art-sound thing emerges from outliers and outlier perspectives.

…an outlier is an observation point that is distant from other observations. An outlier may be due to variability in the measurement or it may indicate experimental error; the latter are sometimes excluded from the data set.

this is an artifact

this is an artifact

Sound often raises the question and catalyzes the experiment. It flips a switch that activates all seven senses–the usual five plus kinesthetic and 7th/intuition–which in turn activate the brain.

this is a poem

this is a poem

Being governed, at least initially, by sound requires movement. Some sounds, and repeated sounds can be, or become, unbearable, whereas fresh soundscapes create space, context, and capacity.

a word-art-sound thing is allegiant to the question and the experiment that arises from it. It manifests via materials dictated by the progression of the experiment.

this is a book

this is a book

Usually the progression begins with text. Often the text must be translated across media through visual art and performance because the experiment requires it. Increasingly, the experiment is captured digitally.

word-art-sound things include: FED, Where Benches Play Chopin, and American (post). They began with An Elegy: Fine Things, Flip-side(s) & Transformation.

Exile from Ashley David on Vimeo.