CENTO BOX

Created from a vintage Boogle game as part of Container's Multitudes series

 Erin Dorney’s “CENTO BOX” (2018) for Container’s Multitudes series

Erin Dorney’s “CENTO BOX” (2018) for Container’s Multitudes series

 Erin Dorney’s “CENTO BOX” (2018) for Container’s Multitudes series

Erin Dorney’s “CENTO BOX” (2018) for Container’s Multitudes series

In CENTO BOX, 16 dice showcase lines from 16 different contemporary centos (see the full list of sources here). Shaking the box allows the player to explore 2,821,109,907,456 different poem combinations sourced from texts written by more than 250 individuals. A three-minute sand timer is included if the player wishes to operate under further constraint. Also included is a detailed instructional booklet outlining the rules of play and source citations for each of the 16 dice.

This project is part of Container's Multitudes series, which invites writers and artists to transform the same object into works of visual and literary art. In this series, participants were invited to interpret a vintage board game. Proceeds from the sale of these items are split equally between Container and the artist.