30 Poems for Artists: Agnė Auželytė

Live Art

In the inspiring artist residency of Ponderosa, Germany, in autumn 2014, I wrote one poem for each fellow artist, curator and worker at the residency. The poems were then performed at a Poet’s Reception on 2nd October 2014.

Today, it is the turn of Agnė Auželytė, a special Lithuanian lady, a dancer and performer, with a great peculiar sense of humour. Her performances as a musician give the audience a warm and funny feeling, yet they also ooze with deep emotional content. She sings and plays with passion and, for sure, does everything else with passion as well.

Photo by Yoav Admoni.

Poem nr. 4

Could I take those eyes

and frame them

and tame them

and put them on the wall?

The eyebrows would go too

That’s quite well for describing you.

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30 Poems for Artists: Verena van der Berg

Live Art, Visual Art, Yleinen

In the inspiring artist residency of Ponderosa, Germany, in autumn 2014, I wrote one poem for each fellow artist, curator and worker at the residency. The poems were then performed at a Poet’s Reception on 2nd October 2014.

Today, it is the turn of Verena van der Berg from Netherlands. She is a very perceptive and truly multi-talented artist. She works using her body as a dancer and performer, she makes images – drawings and paintings – and also works with film, installation and ceramics. For her, the world is a place full of beauty and inspiration.

Photo: Joe Pitt

Poem nr. 3

Nicely cuddled inside your softness

you lightfully play,

and gracefully say

things that wake up the dormant –

you are as welcome as a morning.