In early 1914, a Spiritualist cinematographer from the Supernormal Picture Society of London joined the Royal Expedition to the Antarctic.

Teemu Ikonen: Moving text in avant-garde poetry. Towards a poetics of textual motion

In the last decades of the 20th century many writers have been interested in the expressional possibilities offered by the democratization of the moving image, especially by the video media. One result from this is the video poetry developed, among others, by E.M. Melo e Castro, Richard Kostelanetz and Arnaldo Antunes from the 60’s onwards. If one were to trace a thorough history of the virtual textual motion, the tradition of video and multimedia poetry should be taken into consideration. On the other hand, it could also be fruitful to examine how video artists have experimented with the so-called natural language and linguistic articulation. Here I’m thinking especially of Gary Hill | The Collection | Inasmuch As It Is Always Already Taking Place. 1990


Consider the Lobster — David Wallace