Crispin Best

Monday 22 June 2015 -
19:00 to 23:59
Akademie der Künste, Berlin

Poetry goes public: New Formats – Old Customs

With Crispin Best (poet, UK), Matilde Campilho (poet, Portugal), Annika Henderson (musician, UK), Karl Holmqvist (visual artist, Sweden), Hanne Lippard (visual artist, Norway)

Moderation: Ricardo Domeneck (poet, Brazil & Germany)

In Gutenberg’s galaxy, the text was fixed on paper in front of the reader. But how is poetry presented to the public in the digital age? Today’s technical possibilities are a matter of course for the poets invited for this event. They experiment with sonic and visual elements. Their text-based art is located in the Internet, open for interactivity with other users. The classic medium of the printed book takes a rear seat while speaking to the audience is enjoying a renaissance. Oral traditions in a new form – is this what the future of poetry looks like? The listening audience will be treated to text art in the film by Karl Holmqvist, video and reading by Matilde Campilho, texts by Internet poet Crispin Best and a reading performance by Hanne Lippard. Annika Henderson, known in the electronic music scene as Anika, will perform her sound-text collages.  

Poesiefestival Berlin

The poesiefestival berlin has been taking place every year since 2000. Since 2008 its cooperation partner and main hub has been the Academy of the Arts in Berlin. It is supported by the Capital Culture Fund (Hauptstadtkulturfonds).

  • Event in German and English.
  • Entrance fee: EUR 8,00 (EUR 5,00 reduced fee)
  • Venue: Academy of Arts, Hanseatenweg, Kleines Parkett 

With the kind support of the British Council, the Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway, the Embassy of Portugal, Camoes Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua