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Loss Sets


Loss Sets

Authored by Namir Ahmed,Tiffany Cheung,Jordan Scott,Aaron Tucker
Published by Ryerson Digital Media Experience Lab and the Ryerson Centre for in 2016

A set of four 3D poetry cubes, accompanying documentation, and a hand-written notes from the author. "Loss Sets translates poems co-written by Jordan Scott and Aaron Tucker into sculptures printed by 3D printers. If language is the material from which poetry is built, what becomes of poetry when it sheds language for pure form? What, if anything, is reconciled? What is reimagined? What is lost? Within this nexus of translation and sculptural poetics, the project thus aims to respond to the multiples of contemporary loss (physical, environmental, artistic, personal). The poetic form allows Scott and Tucker to explore the dirge, lament and elegy as means to grapple with loss and, ultimately, the failure of language to adequately represent trauma. The poems, written in collaboration, therefore bring two consciousnesses to the task of what can only be the failed task of reclamation. It is hoped that when joined with the algorithm and, finally, the 3D object itself, Scott and Tucker's poetics of loss will take on a 'translated' physical form to be handled, manipulated, stolen or destroyed."

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The Dene Grigar Collection


This work was produced for the Electronic Literature Organization's 2016 festival held at the University of Victoria. It was given to Grigar by Tucker for the exhibit she curated at the Paul Watkins Gallery in fall 2016.

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