Thursday, September 30, 2010

PI Flarf -- Anthropomorph

This is just an experimental...!

It take only 4meg in 16 second video for just 8 or 9 frames, maybe for poemicstrip we can reduce it just to 6 frames ( for poemicstrip spirit ) and not more than 2meg. We need  to give more colors, responds and richness or whatever words or terms to make a poemicstrip as one of our newest art or poem terminology or genre . It is just a quick respond on what Sven Staelens concern. There a lot of possibility in poemistrip that can take others as a source. ' This is just an experimental......! ' is just one of the media from a lots of medias that we can choose. ( Sorry for my english, i'm not good at it )

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

PI Flarf -- Every Erect Structure on the Landscape

PI Fashion

unexpected !?
Sorry for the late post. I have a problem when trying to post the work in blogger. I hope it is acceptable.

PI Flarf

PI Flarf - having sex is not being married

Earlier work of mine, Google-translated:

PI Flarf - Erwin V | bad light, public places

Here's a 'flarfstrip' by my colleague dutch flarfist Erwin Vogelezang:

Monday, September 27, 2010

Sunday, September 26, 2010

PI Flarf

Another one-word concept prompt this week: flarf.

The term flarf was coined by the poet Gary Sullivan. He defined it as a quality of intentional or unintentional "flarfiness." A kind of corrosive, cute, or cloying, awfulness. Wrong. Un-P.C. Out of control. "Not okay."
Flarf is a creature of the electronic age. The flarf method typically involves using word combinations turned up in Google searches. Or, as Ron Silliman wrote: This seems to me the essence of flarf, frankly, the whole idea of asking what is “appropriate” is to suggest that the definitions thereof might be in flux.

The link between comics and flarf has been made before (see Gary Sullivan’s ‘Am I emo?’ and several so called flarfstrips – in dutch – by the dutch flarf collective), but there’s still a lot to explore.

How do we work with google search results in poemics? How does the internet affect our visual culture? Can what is supposed to be rubbish be used to create art/poemics? Is this a form of recycling? Will the results of this PI be “appropriate”?

As always, if you post work in response to this PI, note that in your title. If you are just passing through and want to play, consider joining the contributors here or post a link to your work at a site of your choosing in the comments section below.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

urban math

PI Fashion




Monday, September 20, 2010

PI Fashion

Chaotic World part 1

PI Fashion

AiWeiWei Wears Bloody MiuMiu (revisited) (icon drawing)

PI - Fashion

this is a 12 page  'scribd' booklet, clicking the image should take you to it.

Friday, September 17, 2010

PI Fashion

This week, I thought it would be interesting to continue our inquiries with another one-word concept prompt.  How might a poemic work with "fashion"?

The fashion industry provides a rich visual and verbal lexicon to, um, "draw" from.  Treat it as vapid and shallow or treat it as an eternal human concern.  Is the runway just another kind of "strip"?  Is fashion art or commercialism, or does it reveal the way those concepts are not mutually exclusive?  Is there a mercurial sense of fashion with poemics?  Do certain poemic forms come in and out of style?  

As always, if you post work in response to this PI, note that in your title.  If you are just passing through and want to play, consider joining the contributors here or post a link to your work at a site of your choosing in the comments section below.  

Many thanks to sven staelens for this suggested topic.  If you have a potential PI prompt you'd like to suggest, send it to jmgray32(at)gmail(dot)com.  And look forward to a future PI prompt written up by sven (I think it's gonna be a good one!). 

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

not so PRIMA ballerina

I'm pregnant with...


No pure political poemic, but you just have to google 'belgian bishops' to find out why this subject 'inspired' me.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

there is something black and heavy in me

so come on life!

PI Politics

Okay, so, I've been gone for a while and it turns out poemic writers, like most artists, like a challenge...or a prompt...or an invitation.  Fair enough.  I'm back, and I am ready to spark your creative minds with questions.  Miss me?

One of the oldest traditions in both poetry and comics is commentary on politics.  So.  What would a political poemic look like?  Political cartoons work with satire and caricature.  Political poems often work with rants and irony.  Political cartoons are usually of the moment and respond immediately to current events.  Political poems usually take the longer view, since most are published long after a specific event they may be responding to.  Political cartoons usually respond to politics as politics, taking aim at specific issues and politicians.  Political poems often respond to broader issues of power, ideology and cultural values. 

Given the global and cosmopolitan mix of our participants here, you may want to accompany your poemic with a brief indication of what it responds to, especially if it is a local issue.  On the other hand, maybe an unclear reference adds to the productive ambiguity of your poemic work.  Your call.  

As in the past, feel free to share your political poemic on this blog -- be sure to put PI somewhere in the title of the post.  If you are not a member, follow pszren's invitation to become one in the post previous to this one.  Or, if you prefer, post a link to your work in the comments section below. 

Finally, I hope to be a bit more regular in posting these invitations.  In order to do so, I could use a little help.  So please, if you have ideas or kernels of ideas for future PIs, send them to me at jmgray32(at)gmail(dot)com.

call for participation

anyone interested in becoming a contributor to the poemicstrip blog, please send me an email (pszren(at)wp(dot)pl) and I will send you an invitation (and then please click on the link in the invitation email and start posting poemics on the poemicstrip blog).

poemics is the art between poetry and comics, or the art of blending elements of poetry and comics. please join us, let's do something together!

to those who already are contributors to the poemicstrip blog, and to our readers - if you know anyone interested in becoming a contributor, please distribute the message :)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010