An experiment- a call for participation….

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A while ago I did a post about “erasing words”.

Now I would like to do an experiment but some participation is needed/welcomed.

I would like to see how many different versions one can get from erasing words of the same page by x amount of different people.  Since each person is an individual, I assume that there are endless possibilities…..and that is what makes erasure poetry so appealing to me…

So I chose the last page to experiment on.

If you’d like to participate= copy/ print this page below- erase the words with your medium of choice, and e-mail it back to me…(hannalie.t@gmail.com).  I will do a post about the results in 18 days.

woman, wedlock & the world page

Oh and if you have any questions- please do not hesitate to ask.

Looking forward to it.

 

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Woman is…..

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"Woman is an overgrown child that one amuses with toys, intoxicates with flattery and seduces with promises". Quote from book "Woman, wedloc and the world" embroided with thread on rubber and found frill.

“Woman is an overgrown child that one amuses with toys, intoxicates with flattery and seduces with promises”. Quote from book “Woman, wedlock and the world” embroided with thread on rubber and found frill.

 

Erasing words

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In 2011 I fell in love with erasing words in old books to create new meanings…

Lord of the lies- altered book

Lord of the lies- altered book

For my ‘Skeidingsangs’ exhibition in 2011, a friend gave me the delightful book: Woman wedlock and the world.

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I wanted to do something special with this book…

Recently I decided to rekindle the love for taking words away in order for new meanings to surface.

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A few weeks ago I read that there is actually a term for what I like doing: Erasure poetry.

If you are interested in this kind of poetry I also suggest to read more about it here

“To erase is to write, style is the consequence of a writer’s omissions, and the writer is always plural.  To erase is to leave something else behind.”   This quote is from the gwarlingo blog. (I can highly recommend this aforementioned site- a delight!)

So I’m posting an erased poem everyday on twitter….

erased poem

there will be 45 of them.

Having fun with words.