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poems combined with stationery letterhead – usually from expired and forgotten hotels, ships and the like – then inky and postal stamps added for amusement and fake context

Preso Pitch to: European Beat Studies Network (re-: Cut-Ups 2023 / Items:Forgotten)

Hello EBSN from Okayama, Japan,

I write today in request to contribute to the Cut-Ups 2023 conference by discussing the process of making a cut-up series as a practical method.

I would present remotely (from a well lit studio) and am comfortable with public speaking and presentation (2 keynotes at SxSW conference, 1 TEDx, 4 Pecha Kucha talks) more details at https://daveostory.com/dave-olson-dossier/speaking-presenting/

Briefly: I propose to explore the full lifecycle of a project from transcribing notebooks while traveling, to using a cut-up process to develop something unique, until the end result which became visual poems (cut-ups glued to mostly hotel letterhead and other ephemera) which were then reproduced in various means and spread all over the world – both analog and digital – as a series called “Items: Forgotten”.

Note: I’m not entirely sure what else I can share about this proposal to make it more clear so please feel free to ask me with any questions and I will reply promptly and/or investigate the resources provided.

Regards, 

daveo

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