Monday, December 15, 2014

One of the high points of my trip to Chennai as a participant of Poetry with Prakriti was witnessing the performance of Dirk Huelstrunk, a German artist, performing what he called sound poetry.

I did not understand the theories, and its historical lineage, it was invented as part of Dadaism, but the sounds Dirk created, with his mouth, and amplified by a machine, was just mesmerising.

As I was immersed in the sound, I was thinking of different things, including Belgian surrealist painter RenĂ© Magritte’s work, The Treachery of Images and the dance pieces conceived by German maestro of modern dance Pina Bausch.


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