Famous Blue Poetry Machine
Famous Blue Poetry Machine, 2019
Collaboration with Noah Rott for the In Response Program at The Jewish Museum, New York
Performance, duration approx. 7 minutes; Sculpture: steel, paint, 3 x 6 ft
This piece investigates relationships between the impulse-giver who plays
a keyboard, the machine, the word, materiality of a sculpture, and sonic poetry.
Digitally altered excerpts of Leonard Cohen’s song “Famous Blue Raincoat” and the movements of a wearable sculpture make reference to The Poetry Machine by Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller, on view in the second-floor exhibition galleries of the museum.
photos by Will Ragazzino