The Mythic Poem is an interactive work in which the audience is able to construct their own poetry by stacking oversized foam blocks onto which parts of sentences are printed.
These ‘sentence fragments’ in themselves only contain a fragment of meaning. Yet our subconscious automatically defaults to filling in the gaps. The Mythic Poem exploits this natural tendency with the viewer subconsciously completing the partial sentences, finding meaning and creating connections between them and then using these connections to take the individual sentence fragments and combine them into poetry. The sentence fragments are sourced from a book found in an op shop called The Mythic Tarot Book, in which a shopping tag had been left. The fragments are taken from the pages in which the tag was found.