The Poet, 2016
dry-ice, soap, poetry
pedestal: 110 x 50 x 50 cm
ExhibitionsThe Planet O, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, September 3 - October 22, 2016
The Poet is a dry-ice speech-bubble machine that reads the poem The Planet O, and was inspired by the essay/pamphlet "Captive Words, Preface to a Situationist Dictionary" (1966) by Mustapha Khayati, who called for a new language. 'Every critique of the old world has been made in the language of that world, yet directed against it and therefore automatically in a different language. Every revolutionary theory has had to invent its own terms, to destroy the dominant sense of other terms and establish new meanings in the “world of meanings” corresponding to the new embryonic reality needing to be liberated from the dominant trash heap.'