[ISEA2015] Artist Statement: Jody Zellen – SPINE SONNET

Artist Statement

Net art for mobile and desktop environments (2011)

Spine Sonnet is an automatic poem generator in the tradition of found poetry that randomly composes 14 line sonnets derived from an archive of over 2500 art and architectural theory and criticism book titles. Each tap of the screen reveals a new poem.

  • Jody Zellen is a Los Angeles, USA, based artist who works in many media simultaneously making interactive installations, mobile apps, net art, animations, drawings, paintings, photographs, public art, and artists’ books. She employs media-generated representations as raw material for aesthetic and social investigations. Her interactive installations include “Time Jitters” a commission for the Halsey Institute at the College of Charleston, SC, 2014, “The Unemployed” at Disseny Hub Museum in Barcelona in 2011 and “The Blackest Spot” at Fringe Exhibitions in Los Angeles in 2008. Most recently she has been making mobile apps. “Urban Rhythms,” “Spine Sonnet,” “Art Swipe,” “4 Square,” “Episodic,” and “Time Jitters” are her six apps. They are available in the iTunes Store.

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