Live Writing : Gloomy Streets is an audiovisual performance, realized on the web brower. Here, every
keystroke made on a laptop to write a poem is captured and processed to create audiovisual responses
on top of what’s written. The piece is built upon a poem about feelings of being isolated from the
general public and living in solitude, the comfort zone. Revealing the process of writing a poem to the
audience, the writer’s emotional states emerge through keystrokes and letters that are alive. Inspired
by the tradition of live coding, the text written in live writing performance utilizes the exrpessivity of
the language we speak and the target object that the code influences will be the minds of audience. In
this sense, we consider live writing to be a metaphorical form of live coding the audience’s mind.