Un coup de dés
Imagine that someone throws some dice. The moment they are in the air is infinite, because it has all possible combinations in itself. With Un coup de dés jamais n'abolira le hasard (1897), Mallarmé wanted to depict the process of creating a poem, this instance of “flying dice” when a thought starts. This chaotic, non linear moment meets with the endless white of the page and all doors are open. However, for a poem to be written, it is essential that words “fall” on the page.
Chaos creates Structures, curated by Emilie Mayer
Kunstraum Proarte, Hallein, AUT, 2011