...is a performance installation involving the erosion and eventual destruction of a text through the eating, reading and breathing of this text in machine formation. A live response to this sensory feedback of erosion and destruction is typed in situ as part of the performance. This piece forefronts the corporeal labour involved in practices of text production and consumption, playfully exploring the power dynamics of language creation in relation to the controlled working system of a factory.
Poem Factory was installed at:
Free Verse (Canterbury University, March 2016)
Work, Performance & Poetry (Northumbria University, April 2015)
The launch of Gill Partington’s Book Destruction in Bloomsbury, London (Sep 2014)
Perversions of Paper for Birkbeck College, University of London (June, 2014).
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