This piece takes many haikus and uses Markov chains to produce an infinite amount of ancient wisdoms. The text is scrambled, but for how a Markov chain works: it still sounds pretty natural. Sometimes though, quirky sentences can occur, which are nevertheless in harmony with the original poetry format.

The piece was presented on a screen and was facing the window of the gallery, viewable by pedestrians. It ran day and night, changing its message every minute, as a beacon of wisdom, a shrine almost. The work was called ‘Refrigerator’ as a reference to the Threadless t-shirt and had no reference to an author.

Exhibited at “There’s no such thing as Repetition”, Roodkapje, Rotterdam (2011).
Curated by Inke Arns.