Please note that due to financial reasons, the Belfast Festival has had to postpone the project. We hope to make ‘Poem for Belfast’ happen soon, at the latest next year! We’ll keep you posted and thanks for your interest.
Poem for Belfast
Clear Village is working on ‘Poem for Belfast’ for the Ulster Museum in Belfast. ‘Poem For Belfast’ is a crowd-sourced spoken word interpretation of the city’s identity curated by Thomas Ermacora, artist and founder of Clear Village, in collaboration with award winning 3D sound designer Nick Ryan.
‘Poem for Belfast’ is driven by the idea that telling truths and dreaming out loud are important to making futures brighter. Visitors from all walks of life and of all ages will be invited to write and record a sentence in reaction to photography of Belfast based on crowd-sourced places of interest or pictures from visitors’ lives in Belfast. An open-plan set-up with projections and recording booths will form an environment conducive to generating and recording strong impressions, whether thought provoking or simply aesthetic, that reveal the inhabitants’ sense of place, belonging and relationship to Belfast. The collated poem will leave a legacy that people can revisit as an authentic window into the histories and hopes for the city.
SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN NOW FOR:
+ locations of pictures to be used for projections
+ images or memorabilia you want to share
+ a sentence, a word, a full poem you’d care to have as a part of the Poem
Follow the buttons on the right to submit.
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