ISSUE # 4

Fifty Days At Iliam

Christian Bök x Sarah Ridgley

Christian Bök has prompted Sudowrite to compose ten lines of poetry, each line derived from the title of a painting in the series, ‘Fifty Days at Iliam’ by Cy Twombly. Sarah Ridgley has then used her own algorithm to repeat each of these outputs in the form of handwritten flourishes.
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YOU MUST WEAR THE BRONZE ARMOUR OF YOUR DREAMS

YOU MUST ROLL THE DICE TO GAMBLE AWAY YOUR REALM

YOU MUST LET YOURSELF BE SMITTEN BY YOUR BITTERNESS

YOU MUST GUARD THE DOORWAY OF YOUR EMPTY CHAPEL

YOU MUST PLUCK, LIKE LOVE, A VIOLET FLOWER OF FLAME

YOU MUST VISIT HELL TO SEEK THE MASONS OF YOUR FATE

YOU MUST KILL A VIPER, IF IT HAS DEFILED YOUR ORCHARD

YOU MUST LAUD YOUR DEATH IN A SYMPHONY OF SILVER

YOU MUST AIM YOUR BOW SKYWARD TO PROD THE STARS

YOU MUST FIRST BREAK A MOUNTAIN TO BECOME A GOD

FIFTY DAYS AT ILIAM

FIFTY DAYS AT ILIAM (Sarah Ridgley)