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Lone Poetry, 2006-07

The video Lone Poetry presents another form and concept of writing and poetry. In relation to the theory of complementarity or Derridean hinge, this work flips the sides between image and word, and between visuality and textuality.

Jolanta Lapiak
Video, 720x480px NTSC
Halifax, Canada

This pioneering work is a form of concrete poetry in Ameslan (ASL) and English. There is no image of pictures, only images of English and Ameslan (ASL). The video is an experimental work on the concept of "concrete poetry in ASL" in the written form. It then stretches beyond the notion of the traditional alphabetical writing and concrete poetry.