Guerilla poetry

 

Agustina Woodgate wants to give garments a voice by sewing poets in them. She goes to local thrift stores to secretly sew the poets into the clothes. Before she goes to the store she pre-thread some needles and she prints lines from Sylvia Plath and Li Po onto clothing labels. She came up with this idea as a project for the O, Miami poetry festival.

Agustina says:” Sewing poems in clothes is a way of bringing poetry to everyday life just by displacing it, by removing it from a paper to integrate it and fuse it with our lives. Sometimes little details are stronger when they are separated from where they are expected to be.”

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jan.
    Jul 11, 2011 @ 03:13:54

    Wat een supergaaf idee!
    Heel leuk en interessant om te zien/horen ook!

    Reply

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