Three More Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

Posted by Edward Picot | Mon Apr 9th 2007 12:52 p.m.

I was of three minds,
Like a tree
In which there are three blackbirds."

From a work in progress: three more short animations, based on sections of Wallace Stevens' famous poem "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird", are now online. The first three were completed in February, and there should be more to come a bit later in the year.

http://www.edwardpicot.com/blackbird/

- Edward Picot
http://hyperex.co.uk - The Hyperliterature Exchange
http://edwardpicot.com - personal website
  • Michael Szpakowski | Tue Apr 10th 2007 5:42 a.m.
    Edward
    I absolutely *love* the three new ones!
    You've set yourself a task that is fraught with
    difficulties, with complex & subtle snares.
    To take a work that is as marvellous & as compressed
    as the original & then to find visuals that are both
    analogues & non trivial 'extensions', fleshings out,
    of the the poems, requires invention, care & a
    particular sort of artistic *tact* .
    But it could be *too* tactful, a kind of walking on
    eggshells duty piece & therefore I love too your
    boldness & wit in piece #6.
    Together with your somewhat grim hyper story of last
    year this represents my favourite work by you so far.
    ( & it's getting better, in my view, although I'll be
    interested to go back to the first three, which had a
    slightly less sure feel for me & see if they look
    different in light of the new ones: ie. either that
    they were as good all the time & I failed to
    completely get them or that they represent a kind of
    warming up, with the utterly splendid '20 snowy
    mountains' as a kind of launghing pad into these
    three)
    I really look forward to final seven!
    michael

    --- Edward Picot <edwardpicot@beeb.net> wrote:

    > "I was of three minds,
    > Like a tree
    > In which there are three blackbirds."
    >
    > From a work in progress: three more short
    > animations, based on sections of Wallace Stevens'
    > famous poem "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a
    > Blackbird", are now online. The first three were
    > completed in February, and there should be more to
    > come a bit later in the year.
    >
    > http://www.edwardpicot.com/blackbird/
    >
    > - Edward Picot
    > http://hyperex.co.uk - The Hyperliterature Exchange
    > http://edwardpicot.com - personal website
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  • marc garrett | Tue Apr 10th 2007 8:04 a.m.
    DIWO E-Mail-Art at NetBehaviour Exhibition update.

    For those who could not make it to the DIWO exhibition at the HTTP
    Gallery, here is a link to some images of the show that finished, 1st April.
    http://www.http.uk.net/docs/exhib12/Diwo_exhibition2.shtml

    95 - 100 individuals actively created work, participated or collaborated
    in the DIWO project.

    The project has already had offers to show in different venues around
    the world which are presently being negotiated.

    The exhibition is a distributable project which can be moved to any
    space in the world. It works both online and in physical space
    simultaneously. The venue is a physical interface showcasing co-selected
    by artists and curators.

    Details about the project/exhibition here:
    Do It With Others (DIWO):
    E-Mail-Art at NetBehaviour
    http://www.http.uk.net/docs/exhib12/exhibitions12.shtml

    View list activity from all participants on the NetBehaviour here.
    Official beginning - 1 February 2007 DIWO Archives by email thread:
    http://www.netbehaviour.org/pipermail/netbehaviour/20070201/thread.html
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