Reflecting on Patterns and Poetry
Three collages, in situ in an exhibition at Unity Theatre, Liverpool alongside the work of six other artists, each responding to the theme of ‘Patterns and Poetry:
I appear to return to the premise of extracting poetry from video games a few times a year. Almost in a hobbyist fashion. I tend to use certain exhibitions as an opportunity to develop the premise, which has altered slightly from writing poetry about video games to extracting poetry directly from video game code: This offers only a finite and actually rather limited set of text to respond to – providing both a challenge to me personally yet also offering something more considered and nuanced to an audience, as the text directly references the very fabric of a video game. I shall persist with this body of work from time to time when the opportunity arises, as I feel that it is both worth undertaking and is becoming more disciplined in its application.
Patterns and Poetry runs at Unity Theatre, Liverpool until 13th February.