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Spring Cleaning: The Rotten Words Project

LulĂş De Panbehchi Virginia Commonwealth University Sunday, February 28, 2010


What word would you give up?

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Motivation Purpose

Ars Combinatoria Class

Assignment: To Create a Collaborative Writing System

Motivation: Duchamp, Burroughs, Oulipo Purpose: To create a sculpture/poem with discarded words

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Spring Cleaning: The Dirty Rotten Words Project Spring cleaning: “the act or process of doing a thorough cleaning of a place.” (MWD)

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Rules for Participants 1.One word per participant. 2.Proper names may not be used, unless they are the names of philosophers, historical or public figures. 3.They can post the pieces of paper wherever they want to on the board. 4.Word recording must be sincere.

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Rules That I Created for Me 1. Let participants create the sculpture. 2. I can only use the “donated� words to create the poem. 3. I cannot suggest any words to participants. 4. I can only add punctuation. 5. I can arrange the words in any order. 6. Anybody can use the words and publish the poem.

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Intended Results A. a sculpture B. a collection of words of rotten/hated words C. a poem D. a collection of digital images E. a collection of sounds F. a Flash piece G. video, photos of the process H. a cathartic experience, maybe.

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Original Web Page

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Facebook Event

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Twitter

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March 24th Weather conditions: Very windy and sunny

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Wondering if the blank board was going to have a few words after two hours.

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What happened that day?

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And the board got full

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And the board got full

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Results A. a sculpture made of the board with pieces of paper in different colors with the handwritten words

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Results B. a collection of words available to participants and website visitors

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B. a collection of words

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Results


Gloaming Gypsy irregardless, incentivize, definitely Procrastination CUNT spic Retarded WANG NIGGA competencies BiAS (regret) “Good-Person" Shut-up. Organic. Maybe...Can't MONEY

FEAR?

CANCER ALiEN = betrayal, unoriginal. CREDIT-DEFAULT-SWAP. KAFFIR awesome. POLITICA POLITICS. CORRUPTION Tripe DUALITY, TAXES. Fecal-Matter PUSSY Hate Interesting. DIS / dis

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C. The Rotten Words Project poem


D. Digital Images - Visual Poem

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D. a collection of sounds = INCOMPLETE DUE TO LOST OF SOUND FILES

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D. a collection of sounds = INCOMPLETE DUE TO LOST OF SOUND FILES

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F. a Flash piece

Create Your Own Sculpture

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Video Poem

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Video Poem

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H. a cathartic experience, maybe

-The process made participants reevaluate their use of language -Some words became more important than others -“Let me think� -Poets -Blogger

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Evaluation

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This was a very ambitious project. Needed more hands.

The list of words can be studied in different ways: gender/color, gender/expletive words, race/color, the frequency of words and gender/color

Problems with the weather and audio. Vimeo and nigga. The poem can also be written according to the donors’ gender, meaning of words and colors, etc.

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(Stanzas according to the donor’s gender) [back] Gloaming Gypsy irregardless incentivize definitely Procrastination CUNT spic Retarded WANG NIGGA competencies BiAS (regret) “Good-Person" Shut-up Organic Maybe Cant MONEY FEAR CANCER ALiEN betrayal unoriginal CREDIT-DEFAULT-SWAP KAFFIR awesome POLITICA POLITICS CORRUPTION Tripe DUALITY TAXES Fecal-Matter PUSSY Hate Interesting DIS / dis Sunday, February 28, 2010


Frequency of the words according to www.wordcount.org [back] Gloaming = 64,758 Gypsy = 12,698 irregardless = “Irregardless is currently not in the archive” incentivize = “incentivize is currently not in the archive” definitely = 3,043 Procrastination = 41,649 CUNT= 18,636 spic = “spic is currently not in the archive” Retarded = 18,595 WANG = 14,563 NIGGA = “nigga is currently not in the archive” competencies = 31,957 BiAS = 5549 (regret) = 5,006 “Good-Person" = (good= 116) (person= 351) Shut-up = “shut-up is currently not in the archive” (shut = 1,998) Organic = 4,118 Maybe = 9,74 Cant = (can = 48) (not = 24) (no=51) MONEY = 227 FEAR = 1,137 CANCER = 2,397 AliEN = 6,067 betrayal = 11,349 unoriginal= 62,037 CREDIT-DEFAULT-SWAP = (credit= 1,396) (default= 6,962) (swap = 9,473) KAFFIR = 76,576 awesome = 13,052 POLITICA POLITICS = “politica is currently not in the archive” ( politics= = 1,388) CORRUPTION = 5,500 Tripe = 38,289 DUALITY = 31,205 TAXES = 3,334 Fecal-Matter = (fecal is currently not in the archive) matter = 465 PUSSY = 21,548 Hate = 3,107 Interesting = 1,056 DIS / dis = 21,292

fuck =5,598 (workshops, nationalist, refusing) absolutely = 1,754 Sunday, February thing = 24028, 2010


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LulĂş De Panbehchi

Media, Art & Text Virginia Commonwealth University tascari@gmail.com http://www.elenes.com lulup.com

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Artfulness of Play