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TV Poetry by Gebhard Sengmuller

By Rhizome

TV Poetry

TV Poetry (image above and explanation diagram below) by Gebhard Sengmuller, is an installation which scans television channels within its area for text passages which it extracts and uses to create an endless work of poetry displayed accross a series of screens. The installation, depending on location and reception, is in many ways a site-specific one which adjusts itself to the local environment, culture and language by employing broadcast media. This combined with:

imponderability, inaccuracy, video noise and misinterpretation within the system

allows the source text to be radically transformed from it broadcast communication form, giving rise to new meanings.

TV Poetry flowchart

To view a video of the installation see the Real Video here.

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