The poem “Passionnément” de Ghérasim Luca is a radical shift in the way poetry is conceived. The sentences violently explode and the words are fragmented into minimal semantic units. This mosaic of sounds was the starting point for my installation.
I used 7 speakers to fill the big interior hall with the poet’s voice. Like a gun machine, the fragments moved from one point to the other, heavily resonating and combining themselves to form new, unpredictable meanings.
The end culminates with a big shout, loudly echoing in the space: “Je t’aime. Passionémént” (“I love you. Passionately “), that is also the end of the poem.