Suzannah Pettigrew Suzannah Pettigrew
GENERATIVE POETRY

Initiated at SITE launch in September 2019, further iteration at Bound Art Book Fair at The Whitworth, Manchester in October 2019 as part of SITE Projects.

ABSTRACT: Generative poetry is a system to decode the parameters of text and performance in order examine their relationship(s) and role(s). I remove myself physically from the performance whilst leaving a trace of direction. To employ the audience with autonomy to manage their experience and sequencing with the work.

ACTION: The audience takes a selection of printed matter, through this action the audience becomes the performer. The text consists of one line from a poem / short story I have written. The printed matter has been re-sequenced prior to the performance being initiated, a further generative narrative is created from the selection(s) made and the outcome explores how the text interconnects with the participants narratives.

A pre-recorded soundscape is often present during interventions.