In a future where energy conservation is paramount, where artificial intelligence and automated drones control most of life, photons are precious, they cannot be wasted. When resources are in short supply, a black market will always ensue, the Light Thief plies a new trade…
One of five international finalists for the 2016 Carbon Culture Poetry Film contest, accidentals (recalculated) uses the symbols of mathematics to explore the probability that accidents do happen, if you slip and fall, fly too close to the sun, if your car runs off the road, if you cut your finger, miss a secret assignation, catch (or not) a slip of the tongue, when words fail, when all you have left is abstraction, operators, a lasting approximation, a mathematician’s code…
Click on the link to read the code: accidentals
Here is an excerpt from True Crime published in Australian Poetry Anthology 4. The original version of this sequence was written as part of the SA Spoken Word / Adelaide City Library Poet-in-Residence project.
364 WHI “Undone by Ancestry”
Do you really think I meant it to end like this?
Do you seriously reckon this was my plan?
I had no choice in the matter, it’s in my blood.
They set me up, nailed me, pumped me full of it.
And here I am telling you straight. Listen hard.
364.1066 ROW “The Lord of Sabotage”
Of course, there was someone else. There is always
someone else, pulling levers, flicking switches, issuing
muted instructions in the dead of night, undetected… Click here for more.
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Floribunda was an exhibition of drawings by Judy Morris and poems by Ian Gibbins at the Hahndorf Academy, Hahndorf, in 2015. As part of the exhibition, we produced a beautiful book containing full-colour reproductions of Judy’s drawings along with the complete sequence of poems. Find out more about the project here.