Love Poem

About this project:

Named after a Love Poem written by Richard Brautigan. This assignment has become a part of the larger project entitled XXI Century Brautiganism and is dedicated to Richard Brautigan and his fans.

A poem by Richard Brautigan consists of only one sentence and is recited by 17 different people over and over again. Each video communicates a feeling, or an emotion in a different way. It delivers a different experience thus creating a story inside the viewer’s head through reciting and repeating this one sentence.

The project is a form of textual remediation, consisting of hyperlinks that open individual video clip of the Love Poem. It is an experiment with mixing textual and audio-visual forms that in a process create a non-linear story. This mix helps create an understanding or motivate imagination of what it may “feel” like to “wake up in the morning” and “not to have to tell somebody you love them anymore.”

This page contains an embedded sound player to create ambiance with a noise. The volume can be adjusted and the sound could be paused or stopped completely, although it is recommended to keep it playing while viewing the poetry.


STEP 1: Adjust the ambient sound (“symphony of the planets”by NASA):

STEP 2: Experience the Love Poem by playing back individual video clips in the order of your choice:


DTC 375, Language, Text and Technology
Fall 2010, Professor Will Luers
Creative Media and Digital Culture Program
Washington State University Vancouver