Vortrag Talk доклад

Anke Hennig: Erroneously speculating on chance

The ideas I wish to present in my talk were inspired by Viktor Shklovsky's "Monument to a Scientific Error" (1930). I intend to look at the Methodology of the Error as being one discrete method to speculate on poetic chance. In his book "The Number and the Siren", Quentin Meillassoux uses Mallarmé's "Un Coup de Dés Jamais N'Abolira Le Hasard" ("A Throw of the Dice will Never Abolish Chance") to illustrate such poetic speculation. I would now like to examine a contemporary example of an experimental collaboration between poetry and speculation. The poetry machine "Die Amme", built by Peter Dittmer, is evidence of both an economic miscalculation and of the success of poetic random error. I would like to use Ulf Stolterfoht's "Ammengespräche" as an opportunity to think about a poetic law of chance or a poetonomy of dialogue.