Aaron TuckerMain MenuAaron TuckerChessBardLoss SetsSculptural poetry by Aaron TuckerList of WorksBook, art projects, and exhibitionsDocumentation TeamInformation about those who authored and produced this projectJulia Polyck-O'Neillee2265c02a36ff5433fc480238527f0a456d7a83Elizabeth Bedford5b55936650b0ca7c4af8cf31fda7fbf2d5f849f3Lori Riciglianode6b83783d4e87a8a8d8f6eaddb5eb6d3af76a6d
12017-06-15T15:42:52-07:00Loss Sets11Sculptural poetry by Aaron Tuckerplain2017-06-15T22:33:20-07:00Artist’s Statement:
“Loss Sets” translates poems co-written by Jordan Scott and Aaron Tucker into sculptures printed by 3D printers.
If language is the material from which poetry is built, what becomes of poetry when it sheds language for pure form? What, if anything, is reconciled? What is reimagined? What is lost?
Within this nexus of translation and sculptural poetics, the project thus aims to respond to the multiples of contemporary loss (physical, environmental, artistic, personal).
The poetic form allows Jordan Scott and Aaron Tucker to explore the dirge, lament and elegy as means to grapple with loss and, ultimately, the failure of language to adequately represent trauma. The poems, written in collaboration, therefore bring two consciousnesses to the task of what can only be the failed task of reclamation. It is hoped that when joined with the algorithm and, finally, the 3D object itself, Scott and Tucker’s poetics of loss will take on a ‘translated’ physical form to be handled, manipulated, stolen or destroyed.