It started with a harmless (german) email.
Well, more exactly its subject:
Which was just 'Re:'.
This turned to 'Reh:'.
And this to 'Hirsch'...
and so on.
Alternating we metamorphosed words and after some time also
In fact, the idea was born earlier:
Textmanufaktur, we had a
workshop with the topic 'metamorphose'. Initially, I couldn't
do much with it, but finally the following poems evolved:
When metamorphosing, a lot of new and funny words are created.
A few examples from our (german) emails:
- Die Metamorphosen der Bermudas
- Eine ständige Entwicklung
Bügeleisenhüpfrondell, Leseschokolade, Salzstangenengineering,
Rikishifrisur, Mundartelfen, Uferbrot, Eckigratten, Meilending,
Gesundheitsunterbrechung, Rohrohr, Antifleckenvater, Knallgoten,
Denkschnur, Bankrottschnur, Immerholz, Yoga-Hehlerware, ...
Of course, there is the question: To metamorphose -
how does it work?
You start with a word or a sentence and then you
change letters or words - varying single letters or
parts of words - you take words apart and put them
Maybe the best explanation are a few examples from our
- Man, was ist das kompliziert ;-)
- Tiroler Tiefuhr. Tatsächlich, hau ab!