In this essay I will present my way of creating visual poetry as moving poems, and explain the selection of various fonts I use in my works. So far, I have used four different fonts in books, graphic art and films. In the end, I will conclude how I consider my choices from a retrospective.
»The capacity of a textual element to enter into several contextual structures and to take on different meaning in each context is one of the most profound properties of the artistic text.« – Juri Lotman*
Film des Monats Juli 2017 • M it LONG RONG SONG setzt Ottar Ormstad seine Erforschung der visuellen Poesie fort. Der Film ist 2015 in einer Zusammenarbeit des norwegischen Dichters mit dem russischen Musiker Taras Mashtalir und dem Animationskünstler Alexander Vojjov enstanden.
Stimme, Ton und Voice-Over im Poetryfilm als subversive Medien
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.