visual poetry

Finnish vispo: Kokoomateos

Why Finland? Why visual poetry? Why Kokoomateos?

Mari Laaksonen

My interest in visual poetry (or video poetry) began when I started doing performances. I’ve been quite interested in the possibility of writing between picture and text. It is a process of learning how to read this relationship: how text changes the picture and vice versa. I work by taking textual metaphor and breaking it down to its concrete DNA level. — Mari Laaksonen


J.P. Sipilä

What I do is videopoetry where video and sound are not mere reflections of certain poems, but a puzzle or juxtaposition of the three elements (video, sound, and text). A good videopoem creates a new overall poetic experience from the three elements used. For me the video is the paper and screen is the mouth of my poetry. — J. P. Sipilä

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