credits Direction Philippe Dubost Conception Mylène Chabrol, Marina Malkova, Amahl Hazelton, Philippe Dubost Installation Sylvain Brochu, Maxime Lapraye Materials/Tubes Yves Béchard - polyalto.com Camera Yasuko Tadokoro, Philippe Dubost, Amandine Pison Programming/Editing Philippe Dubost Music Pierre Millanvois Photos Yasuko Tadokoro Technology vvvv, Box2D plugin by @mrvux
The installation was presented in Montreal for the first time. It is the most recent form of an exploration about randomness in poetry.
One of the very first haïkus -by Bashō (芭蕉)- went like this:
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the haïkus' journey is an open invitation for the audience. Spontaneous thoughts and contributions are combined in a pond of letters constantly stirred by the train's passage.
With one's fingertips, idea seeds are typed on the keyboard. Letters emerge like molecules to form the words' various flavors. A poetic symphony then resonates over the lake.
Each and every lap, the sensible eye of the locomotive finds new words and combinations. A poetic stamp on the forest. Invisible to almost all human eyes.
Thanks a lot to the vvvv team and @mrvux for such a great tool.
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Great work! The link doesn't seem to work though:http://philippedubost.com/haikus/index-en.html