Saturday, October 26: 1 – 6 PM


In this workshop, we will experiment with analog film shooting and projection as a medium of visual poetry: We will make film loops and strips with letters, words and other signs, project them simultaneously and construct simple poetry machines though asynchronous looping. Participants can take these experiments where they want: for generative poetry, performative screenings and readings, visual poetry slams and rapping. The film material will be shot, developed and projected on the spot.

FREE WORKSHOP. Limited to 6 participants.

Guest Instructor: Florian Cramer is both a DIYer and scholar; he wrote his PhD thesis on the history of combinatorial-generative poetry, and has been making Super 8 films since 1985. His website “Permutations” (, launched in 1997, reconstructs historical generative poetry as web bots. In 2009, he began filmmaking on floppy disks ( ;, around the same time an extended work of documenting contemporary arts/DIY events in Rotterdam, Netherlands on video, adopting a zinemaking work method to filmmaking.

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