On Monday I presented a new composition of page tectonics at the Graduate Research Fair. Part re-working of posters I created for class in the fall (ENGL505: Rhetoric of Science and Technology), and a writing fluxkit (version 2.0?); part re-cycling of my proposal of materiality for the WIDE-EMU ’11 (un)conference, Marcel Duchamp’s “Mile of String” (an image I cherish as representation of work), the box collages of Joseph Cornell, George Maciunas’ “Fluxus Manifesto”; and part collage of newly collected materials: George Maciunas’ Fluxkit “1964/65”, and a series collage of an image I found, cut, and copied (and copied the copy, and copied the copy, and copied the copy).
That’s what I had before the start of the poster session. (I’m trying to give an inventory because the pictures I took are crummy.) After active audience/intrigued passersby/compositionists/cool folk made use (!) of the fluxkit to write the next re-working of this text, here’s what I had:
- “Glossing to the max?” (on a notecard attached with string)
- “look + talk + natural artifacts” (on a sticky note with a “note” tab)
- “What haven’t you written? Why not?” (on a sticky note)
- illustration of five spring lowers (on a sticky note)
- an arrow note tab that points
- ” when the earthquake happens in writing – will social media or ‘formal’ writing survive the shake?” (a sticky “Important Message” note)
- “fill a gallery build x – disciplines/relationships” (a sticky “Important Message” note)
- “pop archives Jenny Rice @ C’s” (a spinning notecard with a sticky “note” tab – on a grommet)
- “value and meaning are breathed into life by the linking – add add add” (a sticky note with black art tape connections to text. made use of stencil to draw a winking emoticon)
- (a piece of string to connect open space – the interzone)
Also, an email/conversation with the Special Education Department Head who wants to share/exchange ideas/work and reference what I’m doing; and reference/recognition by my colleague/journal co-hort/friend in her class. I feel in surging energy. Waves. Radiations. Illumination.
Below: Luna lends her assistance in cutting/eating paper. Fluxkit contents. Poster before and after as a text in the making.
This experience in conjuncture with attending The Conference on College Composition and Communication in St. Louis last week have my brain absolutely jumbled, in the best kind of way. Will focus this energy on new work/ideas/intrigue soon.