With Motion Graphics Festival ’09 currently in town, the evening showed the integration of visually enticing graphics and performance. Introducing the colorful shapes and displays onto the inviting blank walls of the Longview gallery worked well. These moving artworks were also projected alongside the poets whilst they performed, highlighting words and titles of each piece being performed.
The evening performances came from some of the areas most promising writers and poets, including Kyle Dargan, Tala Abu Rahmeh, Abdul Ali, and Sami Miranda, all capturing the attention of the crowd with their words. The opening poem entitled, ‘Sex with America’ by Kyle Dargan, , founding editor of Post No Ills magazine, was just a flavor of the evening’s performances with politics at the base of many of the lyrical spilling. We were enticed by Tala Abu Rahmeh, as she told of her harrowing experiences of being caught in Palestinian conflict as a teenager in a strangely beautiful way.
A lyrical breath of fresh air in the visually emphasized art world of D.C. the poetry recitals proved a welcome change. Combining the solo performance of the graphic projections and the solo performances and graphic words of the poets created a sensual experience for every ‘enthusiast’ to enjoy.
Find out about next months ‘Art Salon’ here
Motion Graphics Festival ’09 www.mgfest.com
Longview Gallery www.longviewgallery.com