The elkement's first attempt at self-plagiarism.

Poetry and the Second Name of Collected Space.

(elkement. Created: 2014-12-04. Tags: Elkement, Sammelraum)

First, some terminology:

Sammelraum is a life-form (allegedly - maybe it is an art bot). The German word means Staging Area in the or military sense, Storage Space, or Collection Space ... so perhaps collected 'pure' space as such, or space for collections.

Second Name is a series of unworldly images created by that life-form. Random people's surnames on a random doorbell panel triggered it: Each image is an overlay of the first 15 portraits images spit out by Google Image Search-ing for these names. These composite faces have been printed on gessoed canvas - prepared in a painstaking process in several steps.

These eerie versions of grand Dutch masters' paintings beg for being complemented by

FLARF POEMs.

This is the result:

RAFFLE MOP

[Browse the gallery, we wait.]
RAFFLE MOP, image collected by Sammelraum @ Sammelraum.org

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... a booklet hand-made by Sammelraum. It is a hardware-only (not download-able) artisanal product that transcends its virtual origins. You would have to feel it - as Sammelraum has coined the term haptic variance (which seems to matches a technical term in biology accidentally): Images are printed on textile banner, and poems on paper. People who touch the book the first time, enter a Zen-like higher state of mind by gently rubbing the textile pages between thumb and index finger for minutes. (We speak from experience.)

How to let the internet's subconsciousness talk about these images? We have used the rigorous version of elkement's technique:

  • Create a screenshot of each image.
  • Feed it into Google Image Search again.
  • Pick one of the 'similar' images shown on the first page of results at random.
  • Visit the page the picked image is part of.
  • Pick a random phrase from this page. This becomes the title.
  • Advance from page to page only via links, and select one phrase from each page.
  • No page must be omitted, deletion or reshuffling of phrases is not allowed.
  • The poems end when the poet goes mad, is utterly exhausted or has reached the End of the Internet in terms of a page without outgoing links.

We make up the following new rule now: Whenever this poetry is re-used it has to be transformed. So we wanted to turn it into images again in this post. We found random images in this way:

  • Enter the title of the poem as a search term on commons.wikimedia.org.
  • Pick an image shown in the first batch of search results at random.

This are the first 5 of 20 poems in total.

 

whom she looked up to as a far more competent artist

art for art's sake
The modern age has in most cases failed
Brought death into the world, and all our woe

Participate
Looking towards entrance from the inside
transmit the work

you agree that you are happy
come closer
we would love to see your work

All the Year Round - Series 3 - Volume 6

I don't know what to think myself

defying gravity
numbers and symbols
we do not impose quality standards

impassioned audience
We will be in touch soon.
Working in tandem

there should be zero animation

WikimaniaMotivationsTalk

 

Sold

Religious art
non-intimidating
Why

We'll Supply the Rest.
Subjects are back!
The Heart of Creativity Beats

wacky European counterparts Perfect for tiny projects
tell us what you think!

Smoked herring sold in Italy

 

Lightbulb moment

why it is the way it is

to nurture and develop
anecdotes or anything else
Did you know that

you may not have permission
It doesn't matter if you forget the lyrics
Choose how you’re feeling

opt out of appearing here
Help

The Guardian Antiterrorism Journal Spring 2007

 

None can be used for any purpose whatsoever

No Hard Feelings
we have moved to a new location
We hope to find you
Need Directions

Juice developing absurd ideas
try removing it

Need to get real pictures
based on the following things
a list of numbers
Not at all helpful

ZHWikipediaSignpost201039

This was the elkement's first attempt at self-plagiarism. And it felt good!

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