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UWF departments of English and art bring collaborative poetry to life

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UWF departments of English and art bring collaborative poetry to life

A citywide poetic exchange will come to life at “Exquisite Pensacola: A Corpse in Six Parts” tomorrow, April 13 from 6:30-8 p.m at Voices of Pensacola in downtown Pensacola. University of West Florida students and faculty of the departments of English and art will present a multidisciplinary interpretation of the Typewriter Project’s “subconscious of the city” collection.

Earlier this year, the public was invited to participate in the Typewriter Project. The project invited the public to record their thoughts in a typewriter booth. The recordings were digitally uploaded and posted in real time online. The Typewriter Project installation was placed at several locations throughout Pensacola, including at the UWF John C. Pace Library.

According to Stephanie Berger and Nicholas Adamski, co-creators the Typewriter Project, the project is largely inspired by the idea of an “exquisite corpse,” a surrealist writing game in which several authors contribute to one poem. The collaborative poem, which sprawls at least 100 feet of paper, will serve as the premise for the presentations, performances, art displays and audience interaction at “Exquisite Pensacola: A Corpse in Six Parts.”

“Audiences should expect the unexpected: typewriters turned into musical instruments, a surrealist dictionary and opportunities for everyone to take part in performances that celebrate chance, collaboration and the unconstrained imagination,” said Dr. Robin Blyn, UWF professor of English.

The event is sponsored by the UWF graphic design program; Department of English; and College of Art, Social Sciences, and Humanities.

To learn more about the Typewriter Project, visit www.subconsciousofthecity.com.

For information about the Department of Art, visit uwf.edu/art.

For more information about the Department of English, visit uwf.edu/english.

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