Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Locus Novus: POP UP poptagon
it started with some images of backyard flowers sent back and forth as mail additions. then came some floored peonies. and a tossed thought in a mail:
"here, a rain front washed through. the peonies are floored. i just was outside, trying to perk them up a bit. picture to follow.
we could start to work on a flower-collaboration ;-)"
there it was. the idea. on the page.
the answer to it was a base concept.
"did you get a photo of the peonies in their 'floored' state? that could be interesting to embed in a flower collaboration piece somehow (if you were actually serious in your last e-mail re: initiating such a thing)!
a hammered spring flower amidst others in their new perfection state - a triple sense of the word POP:
(1) new buds freshly open,
(2) another gunned down,
(3) pop art colours
- which so many spring and summer flowers are. perhaps if we did something, we could call it that - POP!"
and so Karyn and i moved from our first collaborate work (Dealing with Family and Friends) to dealing with flowers and pop associations. and arrived at POP UP poptagon.
it took a while to get that one together. now it is complete. and up in Locus Novus, a magazine that is all about synthesis of text and images and sound. thanks to Faruk Ulay, editor of Locus Novus and flash wizard, the POP collaboration now even includes some extra pop effects. the floored peonies are included, too -- you see them when pop turns lilac.
here the link: POP UP poptagon
(and keep your flowers crossed for us. just as POP UP went live, i received a mail from the Japan Media Art Festival, inviting submission of multimedia works. so now, pop-up is on the way to japan: 'a multimedia work by Dorothee Lang & Karyn Eisler, flowchart included'.)