PolyPly: Felt | 17/01/13

“the basis of sdalle swaddle toaget ther right kind of sound to pad the hammer to dab – felt is fab,                                           felt absorbs and gaskets applicators base ddrum padding beaters button felt burnishes capilliary mats pad and eraser pads clamp pads dash deburring engraving etching felt feet filters grip tape horse leg qwraps isoltaors insulators nibs his bsib bibd fabs fads pads felting ring wolford felt rotating shaft gabbertidine belts shaped shims sdhock spacers spioll baps sstamps tadpole tannery timapny typewriter p[ad felt buff s wet process wiping wood hub. Snow is like fle tis                                                                                       – a warmth insulator”

Felt is a nonwoven fabric, formed when wool fibres are forced together with moisture, heat and pressure. For PolyPly, I recorded myself reading aloud from a book on felt, its history and usage. I then transcribed this recording in real-time, making no allowances for typing errors, omissions due to slowness of hands, or other mistakes. I then repeated this process, until the written text had become entangled and compressed almost beyond recognition.