Friday 20th June I start a following instructions for text generation provided by Claire MacDonald
Decadence and Decay: 18 hours, 18 days: instructions for text generation
18 texts: 9 sonnets and 9 haikus over 18 hours during the course of one day.
Start up at 6.am 20th June.
Look out for documentation of process and results!
6:00 A cut-up haiku made from the words on the back of a packet of painkillers
1st hour, first day. Completed.
7:00 Numbers, a sonnet: gather written numbers from around the house: weights, dates, volumes, measurements. Gather them with their classifications gms, MHZ, kilo, cms. Make a sung sonnet
Second hour (and a little) second day, a sonnet:
Singing the sonnet:
8:00 Radio haiku: the first words you hear and write down as you hear them, when you switch it on for 1 minute, re-arranged and edited.
Day Three. Radio Haiku:
9:00 A sonnet made from the names of Norwegian trees:
10:00 Haiku: generate a letter to your grandfather. Take just enough words. Burn the letter. Take a picture.
Finally again on my writing journey. Due to family and summer, and some time off, this project had to be put on hold for a while.
Day 6. Sonnet: Words gathered from street signs along a shopping street.
A haiku made from the names of your daughters, wife, and the two grandmothers.