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Although I at first brushed off this critique, it stuck with me and I made various attempts at working with texts that were not my own. I even proposed a textual reworking of Buchners Woyzeck to a venue in Germany. The proposal didnt lead to a production and my interest in this approach waned. Later, however, I teamed up with Finnish visual artist Pilvari Pirtola to do an experiment in intersemiotic translation ( Mind Machine, Kiasma 2017 ) in which Pirtolas demoscenevideos acted as the source texts for my live writing.
Conversely, the live writing I did functioned as source texts for Pirtolas live video mix, in a reiterative translation cycle structurally similar to that of love.