The poem needs the special device.–It is not a gadget!: oblaat “poemicro”
Today, there are many eBooks for which we need some kind of digital gadget, such as PC or iPhone to read them.
This poetry book also needs the special device to be able to read it — but it is not a gadget. The poem needs a microscope.
“Poemicro” is a poetry book written on 5 prepared slides. Each slide is inscribed very elaborately. One character is only 200 micrometers, so you would never be able to read this without a microscope.
Why should we go to such effort for a poem? We can read every poem in the world with only one click.
Though, you have to peer through a microscope to read the poetry. This poetry book is written for “poemicro” by TANIGAWA Shuntaro, a famous Japanese poet.
When you look into the microscope, the poem fills up your eyesight. While reading the poetry, there is only you and the poetry in the world…
“Oblaat” is a project which aims to free poetry from books. “Poemicro” is their first piece of work. The English version of Poemicro is now being planned. “Oblaat” is the most notable art project in poetry.
Price: 3990 JPY
Designer: NORITAKE Wataru
It contains 5 slides and a microscope.
Technical cooperation: Tokyo Institute of technology, Hatsuwawa and Yanagida lab.