Eddie Paterson: redactor Launch
Published by Whitmore Press, "redactor uses found texts from the everyday - emails, memos, notes, lyrics, text messages, tweets, webfeeds - as poetic material."
Published by Whitmore Press
To be launched by Amy Brown
Wednesday 1 February, 2017
6.00pm for 6.30pm
Bella Union Bar, Level 1, Trades Hall
54 Victoria Street (corner of Victoria and Lygon Streets, entry via Lygon), Carlton South
"redactor uses found texts from the everyday - emails, memos, notes, lyrics, text messages, tweets, webfeeds - as poetic material. Drawing on techniques from the visual arts and radical writing such as the ready-made, the cut-up and the concrete poem, Eddie Paterson reflects upon the ways in which the historical legacy of censorship intersects with contemporary surveillance technologies. In an era in which former US President George W. Bush’s favourite writing tool was the black Sharpie marker, redactor is a language trash-compactor where the banal and the brilliant meet."