Saturday, August 11, 2012

THE EPIC

BEN PEASE BREAKS NEW GROUND IN ANIMATION AND POETRY



Poet, Ben Pease, has begun animating his book-length "Blockbuster in Verse" Chateau Wichman, using MS PAINT and video programing. The result is a haunting black and white landscape of shapes, familiar and strange. He writes on HTML Giant:

"I realized the images could be worked in with the poetry in a way that added to the entire experience. Just as no one in Chateau Wichman knows exactly who they are, it’s hard to say what kind of figures these dots are supposed to make up, but if you look or think about either for long enough, something definite comes to mind."

It's amazing to see the static images (that can be seen in his Monk Books chapbook, Wichman Cometh, and below) come to life. Ben Mirov features Pease today on HTML Giant. It's a wonder to see.