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This free app art poem captures Zellen’s approach wonderfully. Each of the four squares respond to touch and can be tapped to change within each category or dragged to reposition with the others. Each category is representative of the materials she traditionally works with:
- art based on tracings of newspaper and other materials, and
- language derived from newspapers, books, and other sources.
The language square seems to generate a new three-line stanza that could be read by itself as a single poem, sequentially as a longer (seemingly infinite) work, as a generative poem which can be apprehended as a template and dataset, or as an element in a larger combinatorial work when juxtaposed with the other three squares.
Designed for the iOS environment, its simple interface and minimalist design offer readers a path for individual meditation about one’s place in urban environments. Non-locative and individual, it is the perfect poetic and artistic counterpoint to Foursquare.