A triptych para pandemia. [Un Poemema]

Koronapandemia-aiheinen gif-triptyykki.
Corona pandemia themed gif triptych.

During these months of isolation, still in full force in Mexico where I reside most of us have submerged ourselves in an unending ocean of news, videos and images to not only stay up to date on the latest about the coivd-19 pandemic but also to escape it and carve out some safe spaces for our own mental health and sense of hope. In other words, we rely on the same devices, the same screens, to remain informed and to escape such information. That tension, ripe with poetic possibilities, is perfectly encapsulated by the barrage of internet memes that have emerged commenting, ridiculing and even attempting to explain our shared plight. These, along with my previous research into the language of Internet Memes, were some of the thoughts that went into crafting the poememe A Triptych para Pandemia, where a sense of urgency and hopelessness rubs up against the banality of internet visual culture, written in espanglish as most everything I write since it is the lingua franca of the MX-US border, la frontera that smashed me into shape.

I. Porque profits.

II. Porque dominion.

III. Porque needs.

Epilogo. Porque what’s next?


Time to deliver: X³

Daniel Malpican uusimman runokokoelman ”Written with X” (”Kirjoitetaan X:llä”) runoihin perustuva esitys. Malpica suunnitteli esitystä varten kolmiulotteisen version tekstistä, jonka 3D-tulostin esityksen aikana tulostaa. Esityksen tilasi berliiniläinen Lettrétage Literature House osana uudenlaisia kirjallisuustapahtumien muotoja käsittelevää Con_TEXT 2017 hanketta.

The performance was based on poems of Malpica´s most recent poetry book ”Written with X”. Malpica designed a text in 3D for the performance. During the performance a 3D printer prints the text. The project was a commission by Lettrétage Literature House, located in Berlin, as part of the CON_TEXT 2017 project addressing new forms of literary events.

Ääni ja ohjaus | Sound and direction Tomomi Adachi
Esiintyjät | Performers 3D-Printer, Barbara Lázara, Eiji Takeda, Charlotte Pauwelyn, María Ferrara, Amelie Baier, Grilowsky and Raica.
Käännökset | Translations Rike Bolte (GE), Taina Helkamo (FIN), Aurelio Meza (EN), Joan Navarro (CAT) and Petronella Zetterlund (SWE)

Six Visual Poems

Kuuden yhteistyönä syntyneen runon sarja.
Series of six collaborative poems.