Ian Hatcher is a prolific repeater who converts single words into occasional code. In performance, his repetitive rapid delivery induces hypnotic trance states of verbal vertigo. Transgressing poetic conventions of line as breath, Hatcher explores both highly personal motifs and computational appropriation of mind-numbingly banal lists. Comfortable in hacking code, Hatcher (the hacker) develops idiosyncratic interfaces that permit writing to be explored as a shared collaborative venture. All of this exploratory practice is wrapped in a highly sensitive exploration of identity that crosses media boundaries seeking out the rhythms and patterns of combinatorial poetic practice possible within networked society.

Interviewed & edited by
Jhave of glia.ca/

Recorded at EPC SUNY Buffalo
on Feb. 1st 2012

Sponsored by NT2 Concordia

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