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Animated poetry on World Poetry Day

21. March 2021 at 18:00

Video animation at the Kulturni inkubator, Maribor

On the occasion of this year’s World Poetry Day, March 21, which is also the birthday of the poet, literary historian, librarian and editor Janko Glazer, konS (more precisely the partner organization MKC Maribor) in cooperation with the literary program MKC Črka, in the street exhibition of the Kulturni inkubator on Koroška cesta 18 in Maribor, premieres two graphic animations of poetry.

The starting point for the created works are the poems chosen from the treasury of contemporary Slovenian poetry by the producer of MKC Črke, poet and editor Petra Kolmančič:

The song Pepelnik is from Maja Vidmar latest poetry collection Pojavi (LUD Literatura, Prišleki, 2020). The collection was nominated for the Jenko Award and is in the critical selection of poetry collections for this year’s Pranger Festival. Maja Vidmar (1961) is a poet who, with her exceptional poetic skill, strikes at seemingly tender poems with all the force of being, who cannot and does not want to come to terms with the terrible image of this world, who does not want to give in to peace and who is aware. the weight of the responsibility we carry as human beings.

The poem Gospodar muh is a recent and unpublished work by one of the best poets of the younger generation, Denis Škofič (1985), who inspires poetry readers with his courageous exploration of the extreme possibilities of poetic expression, experimentation with fresh and original metaphors, perfect conceptual design and exceptional poetic images based on symbolism and surrealism.

The graphic animation of the song was created by Toni Soprano Meneglejte (1972), an intermedia artist who worked in the artistic tandem son: DA between 2000 and 2015. Since 2009 he has been creating scenography, light, sound and photography. The author will later equip the graphic animations with sound and they will be shown as video parts on the youtube channel MKC Maribor.

The video works will be on view in the street exhibition of the Kulturni inkubatoron March 21, 2021, on World Poetry Day, between 6 and 9 p.m.

You are invited to take a walk along Koroška cesta during this time and treat yourself to a piece of art on the occasion of World Poetry Day 2021!