Her Word: fresh and entrancing Romanian video-poems by four women writers

Her Word: fresh and entrancing Romanian video-poems by four women writers

21 September 2020

Romanian poetry blends with video and sound art in the feminist multimedia project Her Word, launched last month.

Mixing a range of aesthetics, from experimental imagery and performance art to more conventional filming techniques, the pilot stage of the project will showcase eight poems by four up-and-coming writers: Jesica Baciu, Teodora Coman, Anastasia Gavrilovici, and Krista Szocs. Performed in Romanian, all of the poetry is subtitled in English.

The project’s founders — performer Ilinca Hărnuț, musician and sound designer Diana Miron, director Elena Morar, performer and actor Valentina Zaharia, choreographer Teodora Velescu, and set designer Adriana Dinulescu — hope Her Word will become “a sustainable audiovisual exploration of Romanian poetry written by women”.

Read more poems by Coman and Gavrilovici translated into English here, and here.

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