[2021] website

When a user visits poemabout.place, a Euclidean path is created between the user’s location and the location of the server that hosts the web app. The website then sequentially displays a seamless video of slides generated from text gathered from other websites along this route. The project traces geographies to explore the intake of information on the web; instead of confirming relations of content, or subject matter, as in navigation through hyperlinks; the celebrated as a unique epistemic form allowed by the Internet. We propose that every encounter with digital information, every “search” around a location is local; yet, fundamentally the product of the internet as a de-localizing tool. What poems map between the embodied and the networked subjectivity? What reading constitutes understanding in the chimera of semiotic and epistemic systems?

This project is conceptualized in a collaboration with Marina Resende Santos.