Saturday, October 16, 2004

Found Poetry from Belgium

Luc Fierens has rubberstamped the address side of his recent postcard with the words "FOUND POETRY," and the rest of that side is covered with stampings and labels, images and words in the usual Fierensian style.

The obverse of the card is a multi-media collage that includes but a few words (so not exactly found poetry). The collage includes photocopied images, a cash register receipt, a color photograph, and a bit of wallpaper with a couple of purple stampings, a signature, and a date. These pieces are joined together to fill the space together. There is no attempt here to construct another visual story with these pieces. Instead, we have the Bern Porter method of collage: slivers of images and text added to the same space to suggest disorder, even chaos, to suggest the lack of suggestion.

Luc Fierens, "Social" (27 Sep 2004)

un violon d'ingres

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