performance 20', 2016
poem written by Matthew Dickman
Blue Sky is a performative reading of the poem of its name-
sake. It is a poem within a poem, given by two voices, one in-
side and the other outside of the place of exhibition. e text
is split in two parts by a lost of connectivity – a metamorpho-
sis is consumed during the bu ering between the two.
A choreographed reading opens the space for this metamor-
phosis, coming from a living radiant subject on stage. e
other voice, a squawk from a walkie-talkie, drifts farther
away up until the point in which the signal is completely lost
– and then comes back. e poem recurs a total of two times
in three sections.
Blue Sky belongs to a larger group of works around contem-
porary poetry, entitled Exercising Poetry. It aims to place the
texts in parallel contexts, in order to create a new space for
perception and interpretation. Making use of a idiosyncratic
approach, contemporary poetry is confronted with the given
space in the framework of a live action.