Friday, September 23, 2011
Tender Buttons : Final
The selection of poems is based entirely around the section, objects, from Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons. The curation of the poems is base on the rhythm of language used in Stein's writing style. It can be explained as a stream of consciousness or thought. A train of thought carries and inherent rhythm. That rhythm is visually represented through the contrast of the form. From a distance the language turns to grey, functioning as pools of rhythm. The thought in functionality is that the viewer not only experiences the poems at once by putting them together but is also drawn in to the small typography, forcing them to bring it closer to understand it. The breaking up of the litterature into rhythmic proportions reinforces her ideas of cubism, fragmentation, and of course Rhythm and sound.