When you reach Kyoto

When You Reach Kyoto


Anchoring geniwate’s page_space is her “concatenation engine” which experiments with the visual and algorithmic potentials within William S. Burroughs’ process of the cut-up. Geniwate writes of marrying Burroughs with the computer, “It’s been done before, by Florian Cramer among others, but I like to think mine enjoys some level of visual sophistication … Of course it’s not as random as a cutup; there are heaps of rules determining what gets generated. I’m not so much interested in the surreal aspect of the cutup principle, but in the performative aspect.” With text and images from Brian Kim Stefans the space becomes a surprising emotional and evocative arena in which the random algorithms created by geniwate produce a concatenation of visual and textual effects.