This poem is constructed of words made out of Jell-O. The work draws attention to physical construction of letters — the way that the prongs of a capital E tend to wilt downwards with gravity, the way an M‘s legs sometimes stick together — and allow us to encounter the structure of words and the material weight of language in a new, sensitized manner.
Liat Berdugo is a Tel Aviv based artist whose work focuses on the increasingly ambiguous terrain between the digital and the analog, the online and the offline, and the scientific and the literary. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and festivals internationally, including The Simultan Festival in Romania, STIGMART/10 in Italy, Athens Video Art Festival, and DysTorpia Media Project in New York. She is the 2012 winner of the Anomalous Press Chapbook Competition and her book, The Everyday Maths, was published in 2013. She holds a BA in mathematics and philosophy from Brown University and an M.F.A. in Digital + Media art from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her recent work explores the totemic and fetishized sides of technology and the gestures surrounding its condensation to the surfaces of touch-screens.