This Piece is a response to a poem made using Tristan Tzara’s ‘Cut and Paste’ technique. The piece is quite nostalgic to me as it’s a new attempt of working with poetry in this way, but quite far from what I look to create next. The image is a combination of traditional letterpress printing and digital rendering, and a representation of the unresolved and unclear messages that Dadaist poetry consist of. I especially love the magical and curious phrases this kind of poetry creates, and how the content revealed is completely by chance. When put together the combination can’t be separated, and our minds begin to rationalize and make sense of the nonsense. The separate words cannot be returned to their original order again, which reminds me of the feeling of nostalgia.
Words: Rach Lloyd, Illustration, @rachlloydpress