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POP UP: a poptagon

In About All Publications, About Hybrid Works on 10/28/2012 at 05:20

Another trip down memory lane; another collaboration with Dorothee Lang. ‘POP UP poptagon’ went live in Locus Novus on September 22nd a few years back.  The day/month strikes me as significant in more ways than one: My long-time animal companion died on September 22nd this year. The passing was, and still is, sad. The project, however, was floral and fun: “a collaborative exploration of the pop culture lexicon as it pertains to four overlapping processes that set and keep pop culture in motion: distribution, commodification, (re)production, and consumption”.

 Here’s the link:

POP UP: a poptagon / Locus Novus

Thank goodness for Dorothee’s blog notes. They contain email excerpts that remind me of how the project began. She wrote:

it started with some images of backyard flowers sent back and forth as mail additions. then came some floored peonies. and a tossed thought in a mail:

“here, a rain front washed through. the peonies are floored. i just was outside, trying to perk them up a bit. picture to follow.
we could start to work on a flower-collaboration ;-)”
– d.

For the full blog post, and my response to her suggestion, go here.

Locus Novus features projects that synthesize text, image, motion, and sound.

Flowers + Squares + BluePrintReview #29

In About All Publications, About Image Works on 03/22/2012 at 18:00

So good to have a permanent home for these images, alongside the words of New Jersey poet Nancy Scott in Issue #29 of BluePrintReview.

The flowers are from my patio garden. I took the photo back in spring 2010, around the same time as my April Garden Party. The checkerboard is part of a water feature in the Italian Gardens at Vancouver’s Hastings Park. That photo also dates back to 2010.

If you click here, you’ll see Nancy’s words—Diary of Pink—with the flower image above it. Scroll over the flowers with your mouse, and the squares will appear. It’s a “now-you-see-it-now-you-don’t” feature that brings the black/white image in and out of view. Read the rest of this entry »