Huth, a tireless artist and critic of concrete and visual poetry since 1985, was also one of the early experimenters with computer-animated poems. Endemic Battle Collage is a catalogue of smaller works which, for a viewer of the 80s, seemed to challenge the limitations of the personal computer, but for a present-day viewer, especially those addicted to retro stylings, seems to revel in what seem like straight-jacketing constraints. Huth demonstrates his incredible knowledge of concrete poetry tactics, making good use of the manifold vocabularies of low-information Concrete poetics within a screen size of less resolution than even the most basic cell-phone.
Author description: Endemic Battle Collage is a set of decades-old digital poems originally written in Apple Basic and incorporating both movement and sound within their bounds.
Instructions: Quicktime Required.
Previous publication: Created 1986-1987. Made available as original .dsk files 2006 (download only) via http://dbqp.blogspot.com/2006/12/digital-incunabula-recovered.html
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