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Architecture of Poetry

February 16 2019 @ Večerní kavárna Souterrain








Event Decription


There are people everywhere doing things and you don’t exactly know what. There is a sound of a typewriter, and behind it is a man wearing a shower cap. He will later read what he had been writing, and you will find out it was a shopping list. There is also a constant tapping of piano keys, tapped and played by one of the greatest impromptu pianists you’ve heard in a while. The keys just seem to fly from his fingertips. There are small hand drums being played by a man with an even smaller beanie. You have a second beer and ask the person sitting next to you, ‘Is that man really reading love poetry off a slice of ham?’

There are people talking behind you in two different languages—you notice that both languages go perfectly with the beat of the pianist. You see a woman in a dress with pockets write something on the back of a beer coaster. You do the same. You find that your foot is bouncing. Her foot is bouncing too, and everything appears to have a rhythm. There is something that the poet said that you considered was worth writing down. You don’t write it down, but you repeat it in your head and it turns into a slew of connected words.

You think about how language is a continuum of sound, and at the ends are producers and receivers. You see language as a city, words as the buildings, and yourself as an architect.



Readers

Jeff Milton
Tyko Say
Jaromír Lelek
Tim Postovit
An Nguyen
Vit Bohal

Performers

Tyko Say
Jeff Milton

Celíne Dubois
Jaromír Lelek
Musician

Jenda Pudlák
/ OBJECT:PARADISE IS THE INDUCTIVE SEDUCTION OF THE OBJECTIVE MOMENT / USE THE LANGUAGE THAT THE PERFORMER AND AUDIENCE CREATE IN THAT MOMENT / CONTEXT IS COTEXT / EVERYTHING IS PART OF THE PERFORMANCE / THE AUDIENCE IS THE POET / DETHRONE, THEN DEMOTE THE POET WHO CAME KNOWING / ELIMINATE THE EGO / DEPLATFORM THE STAGE / ORCHESTRATE THE CHAOS / LANGUAGE EXISTS ONLY IN A SINGLE MOMENT, THAT MOMENT /  DOWN WITH DENOTATION /  CELEBRATE THE PARTY THAT LANGUAGE IS / THE BEST WORDS IN THE BEST ORDER DOES NOT EXIST / LET ALL PLANS GO WRONG / DEMONETIZE LANGUAGE / EMBRACE MISCOMMUNICATION /  PROMOTE THE CONTEXT FOR THE SUBJECTIVE WORLD TO BE EXPERIENCED IN THE OBJECTIVE MOMENT