Disintegrative Poetics

The Canadian poet and visual artist bpNichol did a series of pieces where the text is photocopied over and over. The text deteriorates, of course, but differently with each copy machine, and artifacts of the copying process integrate themselves with the work.

And, in an interesting twist, the work can in a sense never be printed as that would add a generation of copying to the pieces.

Further description and scans here. Top-level page and links to other work here.


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