Words From a Room: an operatic poem in 7 acts

Words from a room is a serial operatic investigation into the process of shifting contextual space, the ability of referents and real world textures to maintain meaning and poetic discourse through a series of deliberate truncations, amputations and deconstructive sheerings, and a visual record of how meaning and content can transfer and interact in alternate relationships. This visual poem series was created by collaging textural photos, bits of poems, and random text, all texture-wrapped on the skin of a three-dimensional modeled digital environment. The initial source libretto consists of a text that develops and expands from eighteenth century gravestone carved letterforms to arborglyphs and manhole covers.

The resultant images are master printed as archival, fine art limited editions.

Peter Ciccariello is an interdisciplinary, cross-genre artist, poet, and photographer. His work is a pastiche of language and text in 3-D digital environments. He has studied painting and design at Pratt Institute, New York; Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Island;and Parsons School of Design, New York. His work has been exhibited at Harvard University, Boston, MA, The University of Arizona Poetry Center, Tucson, AZ, and at the “Interruptheque – Language driven digital art” Festival, at Brown University in Providence, RI.

Recent work has appeared both in print and online in, amongst other places, Poetry Magazine, New River: a journal of digital writing and art, dbqp: visualizing poetics, Oregon Literary Review, MOCA (The Museum of Computer Art), Otoliths, and Word For/Word – A journal of new writing. His books – Uncommon Vision – The art of Peter Ciccariello, is available at Uncommon Vision, and Imaginal Landscapes can be purchased from Xexoxial Editions, La Farge, WI.