Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona

Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona.

21/09/2010 – 29/09/2010   Auditori MACBA  
From Words to Images. Visual poetry as an alternative poetic discourse
Monographic course by Enric Bou

This course offers tools for understanding the relationships between a literature based on traditional text and one in which images hold a privileged place from a historical view of visual poetry’s role in the avant-garde. Reading and looking at visual poetry makes us redefine our attitudes as readers – we must read little by little, because the message pulls our attention to itself – and even causes us to see reading in a new light. Or, at least, “to look at it” through new eyes, because it pulls us to the centre of linguistic sign creation: the establishment of zones of confusion – or ambiguity – between significant and significance.