Underground Poetry #artontheunderground
a combined version (This is Oxterly, audio-video, 2:59 min) at: https://vimeo.com/350718770
Title of the work:
Underground poetry, take a pen, move on the paper from left to right back and force while moving, at station make circles till moving again, change the pen, each second station rotate the paper continue till your final destination
Words embedded: names of the underground stations (some time after Green Park till Heathrow Terminal, the Piccadilly line)
This work was inspired by my visit to Oscar Murillo at David Zwirner, London, and his ‘Poetics of Flight’ drawing made during his multiple flights. It is not a copying, as Murillo applied quite some different approaches and his embedded words do have a different connotations.
I found it absolutely fascinating how through travel motion, marks can be made in a constrained space through double physical movement: the underground (a linear trajectory) and my hand (small moves rotating the page)
I could envision this as a topology, or as mapping of time spent. A repetition in multiple underground rides, on bus? on train?
thinking about communication
if this is site-specific work, would it not be good to share if site-specific? I.e. to share with London underground? Quick searching revealed that they actually have a social media presence for ‘Art on the Underground’
possible links to social media:
An amended version that I submitted for edge-zine no.8 ‘Time’: