Bruce Andrews// 25 Hour Twitter sculpture & performance with Maria Chavez
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On April 1st, 2014, Bruce Andrews and Maria Chavez will collaborate on a 25 hour performance piece on the social media platform, Twitter.
After experiencing an intermedia performance of Bruce Andrews late last year, Maria sensed a striking affinity between Bruce’s text/ language work and Twitter’s interactive focus: short modular posts, limited to a handful of words, with a stress on vivid conciseness, wide open to immediate responses and links to a variety of media.
The Bruce Andrews 25 hour piece is meant to use Twitter as sculptural documentation, becoming a real time archive of Bruce Andrews’s current poetic writing and the responses it elicits in real time. Using a social media platform as an exhibition space, Maria Chavez will tweet a Bruce Andrews language text, every 5 minutes for 25 hours. That’s the 300 parts of a new poetic sequence, ‘Improper’, designed and edited for this occasion.
Each twitter post will also have a link leading to a Soundcloud web page made specifically for the piece, with audio recordings of Andrews, performing each tweeted ‘poem’ individually.