“At the root of poetic knowledge lies an astonishing mobilization of all human and cosmic powers. The poet approaches the poem not just with his whole soul but with his whole being. What presides over the poem is not the most lucid intelligence, the sharpest sensibility or the subtlest of feelings, but experience as a whole; all the women you have loved, all the desires you have felt, all the dreams you have dreamed…” — Aimé Cesaire, Poetry and Knowledge (1945)
Akin to Cesaire, Maria Zambrano identifies dreams as both the source of, and space for, poetic inquiry. Through this workshop, led by poet Mia You, Delirium & Destiny invites participants both to make a record of their dreams—or the salient, inexplicable, impossible details they are drawn to recall from them—and then to work collectively to enact and to perform them. Incorporating writing, reading, and interpretation, the workshop is an exercise in turning our evasive, personal, seemingly inconsequential preoccupations into shared possibilities, into poetry inscribing the future.
PART OF THE EXHIBITION
Delirium & Destiny
APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL & CHAI SIRIS
TAMAR GUIMARÃES & KASPER AKHØJ
HIMALI SINGH SOIN & DAVID SOIN TAPPESER
Guest curator: Eloise Sweetman