Work, Life, Balance

$35.00 CAD - $50.00 CAD

Artist book, 880 pages.

"Work, Life, Balance" is a procedural poem. Lines of text fill out a poetic array and are combinatorially processed through a simple script. A hammer is repurposed in over three thousand ways, exploring what it means to make and destroy through the logic of computational loops and iterations.

A hammer for ...
made out of ...
wielded by ...
for smashing ...
for building ...

For each of these beginnings there are five endings, except the first for which there are six. The book contains every possible combination of these variations over 880 pages.


A hammer for the poor and the needy,
and for the rich and the poor,
and for those who want to be rich and free

made out of a bunch of things
that he's probably never seen before

wielded by the first-place team

for smashing a wall or building up an army

for building the new world map of the game.