Multilingual poetry series “Reveries about Language”
“Reveries about Language” is a series of immersive multilingual poetry recitals and performances that took place in 2019 and 2020. They are imagined as a multitude of sonic, visual and textual ‘promenades’ inviting the public to immerse themselves in the multi- sensorial experiences of Jasmina Bolfek-Radovani's poetry in English, French and Croatian, across locations in London, Zagreb, Paris and Brussels. The series is part of the multilingual poetry project "Unbound" that received funding from the Language Acts and Worldmaking Small grants programme 2018 & 2019.
The evening began with a 45 min performance including readings by three multilingual actors of Jasmina Bolfek-Radovani’s poems in English, Croatian and French, interweaved with generative computer graphics (based on an adaptation of Jasmina’s photography) and live encoded music created and performed by the London-based Estonian artist Alo Allik. The performance was followed by the book launch of Jasmina’s poetry collection "Reveries about language". The evening closed with a discussion led by, Catherine Boyle, Director of Language Acts and Worldmaking.
The "Unbound" project was presented at the festival alongside the other small projects funded by the Language Acts Small Grants programme brought together to celebrate the diversity of the Worldmaking community.
The second instalment of "Unbound", "Reveries About Language: Word Sound Image" was scheduled to take place at the Cultural Information Centre, Zagreb, on 19 March 2020 but owing to the Covid-19 pandemic was moved online. Recorded in London and Zagreb, the online poetry reading was streamed online, followed by a special live reading by two guests, Delphine Salkin & Isabelle Dumont invited by the poet to read with her. The event concluded with a panel discussion and questions and answers, hosted by David Caddy, Editor, Tears in the Fence.
Short video "Reveries about language", 2019.
Short Film "Reveries about language", 2020.
"Unbound" Small grant page on Language Acts:
"Unbound" has received funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded Language Acts and Worldmaking Small grants programme in 2018 and 2019.
"Unbound" is supported by Centre for Poetry, Arts and Culture, Centre 4 Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London & KIC, Zagreb (The Cultural information centre, Zagreb).