During a week of workshop, 9-11 students have worked 9-21 writing texts. The texts have had various constraints; oulipo-style. The subject matter is the student's area of study; space, bodies, mind - architecture, psychology, sosiology. Our 9-11 truly talented MA-students have written on short notice, filling text into a rather strict template created by professor Wiesner. "Like a glass of water," says Wienser about the template: You fill it with text and when your text stops the page is finished. If the glass of water is full, the text finishes on the next page." Hence, each page produced looks lika an image. Or a building. Or a text.
Students wrote. Then gathered text to a book. We made the textzine B01, the phozine B01, filled with the excersises E01, E02, etc, like:
E03 make 5 statements
statements about space and event(s) in
space. each sentence to be about 35 words. use punctuations to cut sentences.
twt between 150-180 words
time frame 10 minutes
describe the speaker by clothes and mimics and the person’s in space (body- space relation) extract up to 3 sentences from their presentations . blend
each presenter 35-50 words
timeframe: use presentation time effectively texts can be written directly into template while at presentations.
all presentations on one page
give the page a title
remember your initials
while at workshop doing what you do catch words and small sentences
Thanks to professor Thomas Wiesner whom invited me to do this workshop with him at BAS, and to the very dilligent students that did as we said they should do. Yet, they did the little extra too. Like true artists.