Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Christian Bök, Visual Poetry

A Tumbler in the Lock of Meaning 
Christian Bök
(a geometric abstraction, originally made in Letraset, then photographed)

We Are Rats Who Build the Labyrinth 
From Which We Plan to Escape
Christian Bök
(an image that translates the title, an Oulipian quote, into a labyrinthine 
QR-code legible to both human readers and robot devices)

Translating Translating Apollinaire – Gallifreyan
Christian Bök
(an image that translates an English version of the poem "Zone" 
by Guillaume Apollinaire into Gallifreyan, 
the clockwork language spoken by Dr. Who)