MY MY MY…

Author Anna Tolkachyova

“Thanks to language a poem has the capacity to disappear, nothing in it can any longer be mistaken for something solid, objective, materialized” writes Charles Burnsitn in his essay about introective poetry. In Anna Tolkachyova’s work the poem of Burnstin himself is divided into repetitive elements. An off-screen subject tries to pass the “login – password” barrier separating him from a certain knowledge or powers and inputs the words which form Burnstin’s text (My/My/My) and it in turn is reproduced by a programmatically generated voice, the only difference being that in the poem every word is preceded by the possessive pronoun “my”. On the visual side its place is taken by the entry field “login” – “my name”.

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