London

exquisite_code from ex_code on Vimeo.

also see project docs here xxn

and audio here Internet Archive

 

Description:
exquisite_code interrogates notions of read/run in a radical experiment hothousing a collaborative novel.

From February 15th 2010 at E:vent Gallery in London's East End 8/9 writers will work eight hours a day for five days.

Text chunks will be produced, written over scaleable sessions in response to a set of prompts generated by participants throughout each day.

At the end of each session bespoke and reconfigurable edit-software will worm through the chunks, adding to the text repository to elaborate the exquisite_code life novel.

The edit-software is interrogated and re-written in scheduled code writing sprints by the participants.


Output will be on live display and hardcopy will continuously spit from line printers.
Publication of all code, prompts and text will be by way of POD in collaboration with Mute


Participants:

1] Leif Elggren [SWE], writer/mystic/artist http://www.leifelggren.org

2] Dave Griffiths [UK] artist/coder http://www.pawfal.org/dave/

3] Brendan Howell [US/DE], writer/coder/artist http://wintermute.org/brendan/

4] Jonathan Kemp [UK], writer/artist http://xxn.org.uk

5] Eleanora Oreggia [IT/NL] writer/coder/artist http://xname.cc/

6] Sabrina Small [US], writer/artist http://www.foodandfootage.com

7] Laura Oldfield Ford [UK] writer/artist http://www.savagemessiahzine.com/


8] Colm Lally Gallery Manager E:vent Gallery 96 Teesdale Street London E2 6PU info@eventnetwork.org.uk

9] POD collaboration with Simon Worthington at Mute

 

Launch:

The event will culminate in a final night launch on Saturday 20th February at E:vent, with extracts of the novel presented to the public through human-machine readings, performances and detournements by participants made from the weeks accumulated materials and including invited performers:

 

Hannah Wen-Shan Shieh [TW/UK] http://www.sussex.ac.uk/english/profile194930.html

Martin Howse [UK/DE] http://www.1010.co.uk/org

Preslav Literary School [UK/DE] http://www.preslavliteraryschool.co.uk

Ryan Jordan [UK] http://ryanjordan.org/


Display:

Code, prompts and text chunks will be displayed throughout the five days via

line printers, crt display, data projection, and Text to Speech output


Publication:
All is to be available through Mute's POD service


Date/Venue:
February 15-20th 2010 at E:vent gallery

 

This is an exquisite_code production in collaboration with E:vent Gallery, London, Openmute.org, and supported by Arts Council England