The art project consists of 2 parts:
1. generating poetry from SPAM
2. modifying an electronic knitting machine in order to give SPAMpoetry a knitted form.
Concerning the concept, we are interested in bringing together digital culture and traditional handicraft. To be more specific, the idea is to experiment with the form and meaning of SPAM. We would like to turn SPAM into a romantic, funny or even sarcastic poetry and present it in unusual tangible form as knitted garment. Moreover, SPAM is generated automatically nowadays. Hence, we aim to apply the same technique for recycling it, generating poetry from SPAM, converting into a pattern and uploading to the knitting machine. Of course, the process of knitting will be done manually at the moment.
We have asked from local people in Eindhoven to donate their SPAM to us.
We began working on SPAMpoetry in our artist-in-residency at MU in Eindhoven that was taking place within the framework of the M4m mobility programme, supported by the European Commission and coordinated by the Pépinières européennes pour jeunes artistes.
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