30 Poems for Artists: Frankie Snowdon

Live Art, Poetry

In the inspiring artist residency of Ponderosa, Germany, 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.

This time we have Frankie Snowdon. Hey, this woman definitely deserves some attention! Not only because she is graceful, beautiful and intelligent, but also because she is a real artist. I had the ultimate honor to work with her in Ponderosa in fall 2014 for two enlightening weeks, and she gave me a possibility to learn a lot through observing her working methods and skills as a dancer. In our group of four, we developed a special relationship with one another, and I saw how wonderful it is when one gives all of her presence to the common process of creating a piece of art. It is not easy, girl! The world is yours!

Please see the page of her collective, 2nd Toe!

Curly, spicy, beautiful and strong

you’re a lady that can fly like ping-pong

The balls of your game are nice and pink

and you dance and you think,

you dance and think.

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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.