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Internationally celebrated poet, artist and vocal performer Caroline Bergvall presents a new collaborative work-in-progress.

In Oh My Oh My, Bergvall explores linguistic connections and displacements through a mix of spoken performance, live improvisation and a chorus of treated interviews. Drawing on language material recently recorded in travels across Europe, as well as live recordings captured during the Global Women’s March for Documenta14, Caroline Bergvall presents poetic variations for a world on the brink. Using a distinctive and unique process of translation and sonic patterning, Bergvall weaves together a language-scape that stretches from Algiers to Reykjavik, creating an abstract and complex passageway of sound made by ancient, endangered, and new local languages. This piece expands an ongoing body of work by Bergvall, which explores issues of linguistic travel and sedimentation, as well as medieval love poetry, and shines a light on linguistic and political thresholds.

For this work-in-progress Bergvall has been working with an exciting team of experienced musicians including trombonist Sarah Gail Brand and electronic musician Bill Thompson. The performance includes a short discussion chaired by Medievalist scholar Professor Clare Lees who has been close to the project from its inception.

The project will be jointly presented at Poetry International, Southbank Centre, 14-15 October 2017. Funding and support from the Faculty of Arts & Humanities, King’s College London and Arts Council England.


Image: Caroline Bergvall, photographer Josh Redman


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