Copyright Kurtis Lesick 2019
Possibilities Exceed 9 
Poetic Performance Duet with Computer [Standard and autopoetic, (de)generative poetry]

Written and Directed by kurtis lesick
Programming and Generative Scripts by Travis Kirton

Curated by Oana Avasilichioaei for Poetic Performance Lab: an interactive hour of poetic performances, textual theatre and sound action. John Dutton Theatre, Calgary Public Library, Calgary, Canada.

Also Performed at the University of Calgary, Department of English (Creative Writing), March, 2011.

Possibilities Exceed 9 is a dialogue between a man and his lover negotiating the traps of co-dependence and control they are both seeking. A live performance between a man and his computer, the human text remains the same, while the computer generates an original text in real-time during each performance. This autopoetic and degenerative work of generative poetry explores our co-dependency with technology and both the desire and resentment that result.

From Poetic Performance Lab: an interactive hour of poetic performances, textual theatre and sound action

John Dutton Theatre, Calgary Public Library, Calgary, Canada. February, 2011.

Images by Luc Bouchard