Stimme, Ton und Voice-Over im Poetryfilm als subversive Medien
The poem Hūṃ Bom! by Allen Ginsberg, written in 1971 and published a year later in the collection The Fall of America, is a famous example of the poet’s anti-war poetry. Photographer Caroline Petters uploaded her poetry video based on the first part of Ginsberg’s poem under the title Hum Bom! forty years after the original poem, in 2011, on the video platform Vimeo.
Poetry films resist clear-cut categorizations and challenge preconceived notions about what poetry is or should be, while providing numerous answers as to why poetry continues to matter today. In fact, they have become one of the most thriving and imaginative forces within the creative realm of 20th and 21st centuries’ media technologies, teaching us how to circulate poetic voices and powerful visions in a globalized world.
As a filmmaker and publisher of Rattapallax magazine, I am often asked what is a poetry film?