klang farben text : kim campanello on paula claire

Klang Farben Text was a three day visual poetry festival of performance and exhibition inspired by the international concrete poetry movement of the 1950s and 60s taking place at Munich’s beautiful Lyrik Kabinett. The project celebrated how that movement has impacted a new generation of poets and artists by engaging 12 of the UK and Germany’s most dynamic visual poets key to the contemporary European scene. The printed word was transformed into film and performance demonstrating how concrete poetry has transcended beyond the book and printing press into an experiential art form for the 21st Century.

These presentations featured participating poets celebrating a poet of their own nation from the classic era of concrete poetry.


Supported by British Council, Lyrik Kabinett, Deutsche Akademie für Sprache