Kyle Flemmer, Barcode Poems
This is no.11 of the TYPEWRITTEN series: Barcode Poems by Kyle Flemmer. This book contains 22 barcode poems and two printer’s summaries.
Kyle’s statement: “Riffing on company slogans, song lyrics, protest chants, and writing advice, Barcode Poems takes up the complicated relationship between art and commerce. Though made on a 1940 Remington Rand Deluxe Model 5 typewriter, these poems masquerade as the hallmark of digitized consumerism—barcodes—to playfully critique the paradox of creativity under capitalism. Each poem comprises a 38-space line repeated fourteen times and appended with a unique serial number representing the poem’s character quantity and order in the sequence.”
Please note: This is a selection from the 101-part, typewritten collection of a whole series of Flemmer’s barcode poems. Please support the “Barcode Poetry” Fundraising Campaign!
Printed on psw's Gestetner 160 mimeograph. Handbound edition of 45 copies of which 30 are for sale, 50 pages, A4 landscape size.
The TYPEWRITTEN series is edited by psw and published together with Timglaset Editions.