[NetBehaviour] exquisite_code: 15 - 19th & 20th Feb. 2010.

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exquisite_code: 15 - 19th & 20th Feb. 2010.

Forget insulation from the cold nagging existential doubt or refuge in 
stories comforting the General Intellect; a dark Forest of Things is 
foregrounded in exquisite_code, a radical constructivist experiment that 
hothouses a collaborative writing production.

Eight international writers will work eight hours a day for five days 
generating text-prompts, text and edit-software in unrelenting 
micro-sessions to create a cadaverous exquisite_code life-novel . Text 
will be produced in response to prompts conspired by the writers at the 
end of each session, but only after bespoke edit-software has wormed its 
way through the chunks, cutting, chewing and spitting out its selections 
into a dump from which the life-novel will be elaborated. This edit-worm 
is itself interrogated and re-written in scheduled code writing sprints 
by the writers. At all times the writers are available for public 
scrutiny and interaction, and all writing will be on live display whilst 
continuously extruded as hardcopy from line printers.

The event will culminate in a Saturday night exquisite_code
Launch Party (7.30-11.30pm) on 20th February at E:vent Gallery. with 
extracts of the novel presented to the public through human-machine 
readings, performances and detournements made by participants from the 
week's accumulated materials. Publication of all code, prompts and final 
text will be by way of print-on-demand publication in collaboration with 

Writers/Performers: Mara Goldwyn [US] Leif Elggren [SWE] Dave Griffiths 
[UK/FI] Laura Oldfield Ford [UK] Brendan Howell [US/DE] Jonathan Kemp 
[UK] Eleanora Oreggia [IT/NL] Sabrina Small [US] with additional 
performances from Martin Howse [UK/DE] http://www.1010.co.uk/org; 
Preslav Literary School [UK/DE] http://www.preslavliteraryschool.co.uk; 
and Ryan Jordan [UK] http://ryanjordan.org/

This is an exquisite_code production in collaboration with E:vent 
Gallery, London, Openmute.org, and supported by Arts Council England

http://exquisite-code.com http://www.eventnetwork.org.uk

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