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STREET POETRY
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Street poetry is a communications intervention we created for the City Museum of Ljubljana. It sets a model of communication within a culture which doesn’t operate within the narrow, profit-making market logic, but rather functions in accordance with the principles of a “gift economy” – the idea of enrichment, generosity, exchange, communicator cooperation and dissemination. Thoughtful quotes on pedestrian crossings turn streets into temporary stages – they become urban areas centred on inscriptions. To both the people of Ljubljana and visitors alike, the quotes offer personal, poetic and socially-relevant messages – an experience of potential enrichment, awakening and amusement. Lines were borrowed from well-known authors and conceptually sited in physical and spiritual space; powerful, universal thoughts referring to the historical place and mission of the City Museum. In front of the Railway Station we read Marx’s “Revolutions are the locomotives of history”, while in front of the courts we find Shakespeare’s “Time is an old magistrate”. Such notions are no longer ‘closed’ [hidden?][locked away?] in books, but have begun to circulate in a different space. Though they function as complete wholes, they remain open for further autonomous interventions and encourage participation: anyone is free to change them or write a response to them without “destroying” the work of art. This is a contemporary, public concept of art which functions as an “open-ended” and “communal”, public artistic product, one that encourages cooperation and reflection, and arouses a curiosity to discover art and culture – in this case the City Museum of Ljubljana.

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