Saturday, January 25, 2014

when if then

Carl Andre, "On the Sadness" (1978)

*poem structured according to a prime factoring method wherein "Each of the primes between 47 and 2 corresponds to a poet-chosen sentence; for example, 2 corresponds to ‘We are going to die’. To construct each composite line, its corresponding number is expressed... as a product of powers of distinct primes in increasing order. Multiplication corresponds to the conjunction ‘if’ and exponentiation to ‘then’.”


-from the latest edition of DO IT: The Compendium (2013), a compilation of instructional artist scores for simultaneous exhibitions, edited & curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist

Sunday, January 12, 2014