“Experimental poetry archives: perspectives for the future”
November 8th, 2018
Fundació Joan Brossa (La Seca, 2. Barcelona)
From the "Arts and Poetics: creation, archive and education" project (FFI2016-75844-P) we have as one of our main objectives the study of the diversity and homogeneity of the materials collected in experimental poetry archives of Europe, their interdisciplinarity and the activities they generate to publicize their fund and promote creativity based on their documents.
Based on the results of a questionnaire for producers of these archives and those responsible for hosting centers, we have found some common problems that we would like to discuss with a small group of people interested in the subject.
Some of the new questions raised by the answers to the questionnaire are:
How can new generations approach an experimental poetry file? What can be done educatively with the archive?
Although the files are based on products, can the creative process work from the view of the cataloged documents?
How can the file be converted into a creation tool?
In general, the visibility of the archive is to display the documents in a web repository or through an exhibition. This usually presents content, movements, etc., but rarely shows the file as the author set. What other types of exhibitions or activities would be possible with experimental poetry?
This is an open list of questions but we hope that the dialogue on November 8th will help us to respond to them and trace some future lines of renewal, as well as to know the reality of some essential files to know a very important part of the creation of the Twentieth Century.