Dynamic • Ambient • Transactive • Time‑based
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Adapted from the author’s own translation of the classical Chinese quatrain ‘Passing Thought (one of nine)’ by Du Fu (712-770), this is a looping combinatorial presentation, produced in October 2023 for the Word Shelter, a spilt-flap display housed at the Wedding Cake House, Providence, Rhode Island.
All the emphasized words – which some editions may set as small caps – in Henry James’ Preface to The Ambassadors presented within one minute, the intervening durations within each minute proportional to an average time taken to read the words between those emphasized. Looped animation.
All the possessive and objective English pronouns; paired nouns with sublitteral differences; verbs evoking the nine affects. Minimal linguistic change for maximal affect and significance. Derived from this notebook on Observable.