"the whole room like a picture in a dream": Dorothy Richardson and Virginia Woolf Writing

To enter, click on the image.

As far as we know, they never met, although they were acutely aware of each other, and they read -- or sometimes chose not to read -- each other's works.

From an interface of six simultaneously generated arrays, every time "the whole room" is entered, a different version of "Dorothy Richardson and Virginia Woolf Writing" is created. And, as the reader moves into subject-generated arrays -- from the Cornwall landscape to bisexual lives in a repressive society -- the contingencies of Richardson and Woolf's writing practices emerge -- surprising, evocative, challenging, female.

The "whole room" quote is from Richardson's Pointed Roofs. Once inside "the whole room", click on gray words to move to individual arrays. Then, continue to click on the gray words at the top of each individual array and observe how the interweaving of their writing practice changes every time an array reloads. Or, click on "the whole room like a picture in a dream" to return to "the whole room". No one receives the same output, and if you so desire, printing your version of the "the whole room" is appropriate for a work of poetry that interweaves the print-book writing practice of two extraordinary 20th century women writers. This work is both finished and in progress. As my reading continues, new words will be added to each array. But whenever you visit, it is complete at that time.-- Judy Malloy