Immersive Experience | Poetry Exhibition
Poems written by Mona Shirin (RO)
Opening Event: June 16th at 19:00-22:00
Poetry is the thick root around which real sentiment grows. Noticed or not, it’s part of everyone’s life.
The voters in the dark experience unravels in two layers of meaning. The first layer relates to the latest political context of voters electing leaders with basically no knowledge about their capabilities or actual offerings.
Taking the metaphor one step further, stepping inside the closed “cabin” becomes an insightful and personal experience. The participant is encouraged towards analyzing its self-image as a sculpture yet unfinished and advised to polish off extra material designed by public opinion.
The last step for each participant is to become a creator on their own, using pieces of newspaper as a canvas for their own expression. Through black-covering the extra words, everyone is encouraged to search for their own poetry in the text and then put it in the ballot box.
This performance is part of the project East2West: Creative Volunteering supported by the Portuguese National Agency Erasmus+ JA.