Uncreative Writing

Lately, I have been greatly inspired by Kenneth Goldsmith’s Uncreative Writing. I found this book through the work of postconceptual artist Alina Lupu, more specifically “This is a work of fiction”. On this page, I will occasionally share some of “my” productions. I used only found material, and given my interest in working life, labour markets and such, most of them will have some relation with those issues.

In its essence, the idea of uncreative writing is simple: there is so much text out there, which can be appropriated, reused or reconfigured to distill different meanings or to show the poetic content of whatever the original text was. Often, it borders on conceptual art, as the text is (also) about the judgement and choices of the uncreative writer. I recommend reading Goldsmith’s book, it is to text what the working methods of Andy Warhol are to visual arts!

So, under this space I will post examples of “my” own making.

Q1 Highlights Remix

AGM was held as scheduled
with special precautions
and the dividend
of EUR 1.30 per share
was paid

lower pulp and paper prices
lower deliveries of graphic papers
industry-wide strike
COVID-19 pandemic

2,287 million (2,693 million)

extensive precautions
to protect the health and safety
of its employees
to ensure business continuity
and progress of strategic projects

lower pulp and paper prices
lower deliveries of graphic papers
industry-wide strike
COVID-19 pandemic

279 million (374 million)

shift arrangements
temporary layoffs
reduced working hours
to ensure business continuity
and progress of strategic projects

lower pulp and paper prices
lower deliveries of graphic papers
industry-wide strike
COVID-19 pandemic

for two weeks
for four weeks

transformative pulp project
biochemicals project
to ensure business continuity
and progress of strategic projects

in Uruguay
in Germany
in Finland

137 million (320 million)

lower pulp and paper prices
lower deliveries of graphic papers
industry-wide strike
COVID-19 pandemic

AGM was held as scheduled
with special precautions
and the dividend
of EUR 1.30 per share
was paid