Cut And Paste is a refreshing exhibition that mixes play, art and literature. Using the metaphor of a scrapbook, this interactive work invites the audience to select words from New Zealand poems. These words become a trigger for a digital poetry lexicon, creating a brand new poem that will appear on the screen. The underlying message of this artist’s work is that new concepts stem from existing ideas and this is the nature of creativity.
This exhibition is made in collaboration with the Auckland Writers Festival.
Jenna Gavin is a digital media artist who creates playful interactions with language, data and form. Her strength lies in crafting unique user experiences through code and objects. Her eight-player game “Word Wars” has been played at the Auckland Art Gallery, the Semi-Permanent Research Lab and the Pop-Up Indie Games Arcade. In 2013, she co-organised Rabble Room, a social play space showcasing multiplayer arcade games. She is currently undertaking a Masters in Creative Technologies at Auckland University of Technology.
Local New Zealand poets listed below contribute to this exhibition by providing some of their poems.
– Marc Chagall’s I and the Village
– Drift to Winter Snow
– Things to Include in a Letter to Your Lover
-I’m writing you a letter Mr Kipling
– Living out here on the plains (for John)
– Morning Glory
Poems from the collection Cloudboy, Otago University Press 2014
– Hard Task, Master
– Philosophical Doodle
– Aotearoa: A Sonnet
– Waiting room
– Dreamin’: A Sonnet
– Okahu Bay: A Sonnet
– Tangi Time
– A Modern Creed
– Allen Ginsberg, Leicester, 1980
– Buffet for a crap daughter
– Summer Vacation
– What’s for dinner?
– Without You
– Wing and Sprinter
– The Monster of Mexico
– A cortège of daughters
– Holding hands
– Anatomy of insomnia
– Laika (the space dog) / Published in the Cincinnati Review
– The White Sea / Published in Spillway
– The starry trousseau