THEADORA WALSH


is a writer and video artist who makes moving texts, essays, and fragments. She likes the physicality of language and the tension between speech and its documentation. 


Writing in Gulf Coast, sfmoma Open Space, Apogee, Vol 1 Brooklyn, and Unbag. Criticism in Artforum, KQED arts, Art Papers, BOMB, Electronic Book Review, and Afterimage. And an MFA in Digital Language Arts from Brown University. 


WRITING

Prose
Essays

I Love Repair


VIDEO WRITING

AAAA, BBBB, CCCC & the rest
Subtitle Drift

Live Word Processing

Aberration of the Translator

Horse Players


TEACHING

The Video Essay
Introduction to Digital Writing



Mark



AAAA, BBBB, CCCC, and the rest are 26 GIF-poems which cycle, word by word, from one poem to an entirely different composition. The animated quality of the poems engages the word as an increment of language. Thinking of the concrete elements of a sentence (letters) as individual pictures, the piece further explores the unitary system of writing by taking that alphabet as an organizing principle. The 26 poems correspond to each letter of the roman alphabet. Each poem is experienced temporally, as a constantly shifting constellation of letters. Meaning becomes less important, and less legible, as the ever-shifting language makes reading for content difficult. So, language as form and as visual material collaborates with poetic devises, creating a new animated lyric.