Striefen blauer Lilien triangulates a variety of proper names (place names,
personal names, and registered commercial names) through classical German
poetry. The project consists of compiling databases of telephone numbers
linked through a given poets name and then facilitating connections
between those numbers by way of a relevant poetic text.
For example: individuals with the surname Hölderlin,
those living on Hölderlinstraße or Hölderlinplatz, and
franchises of the eponymous apothecary chain were all called. Those who
answered were read a few lines from a poem by the late 18th century poet
Friedrich Hölderlin and given the phone number of another participant.
No further information was supplied.
Taking advantage of what Friedrich Kittler has called aufschriebesysteme
[discourse networks], this project hopes to chart new social networks
through pataphysical logics, and to explore the fragile human connections
at the intersection between the planes of geography, commerce, literature,
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ABOUT THE ARTIST
Craig Dworkin teaches at Princeton University.
His chapbook "Index" has just been published by housepress;
"PARSE" is forthcoming from Atelos Press; and his artist's book
Signature-Effects is available from Small Press Distribution. A critical
volume, Reading the Illegible, will be published later this spring by
Northwestern University Press.
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