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Bestiario / 2020
Typewriter on mylar
From Poetry as a Critical Form
How can poetry be translated from one language to another without losing its essence? For this project I have translated Julio Cortázar's first short stories book Bestiario, words filled with metaphors that transcend the ordinary of their appearance to deeper existential and sociopolitical questions. Bestiario consists of 8 short stories narrating monstruos appearances in the daily life of different people. The monsters and the stories in the book are metaphors for the quotidian of the everyday and from the writer's personal and historical context. Their complexity can only be translated with simple acts, and in an effort to translate the untranslatable, I have translated the eight stories to symbol-based poems. Each pair of symbol-texts are a signifier of one story.

We can’t talk all at once / 2020
Typewriter on paper, video
 

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Sound Poems Series


Silence / 2020
Typewriter on paper


T con ruido
/ 2020
Typewriter on paper


Poetry reading performance / 2020
Typewriter on paper


Patching sound
/ 2020
Typewriter on paper

Ulises Carrión se olvidó del plin
/ 2020
Typewriter on paper

Concrete Poems Series


Line Alphabet / 2020
Typewriter on Mylar

Silence in Line Alphabet / 2020

Typewriter on Mylar

Respuesta a Aritmética de Ulises Carrión / 2020
Typewriter on paper

Universal / 2019
Digital typewriter


Interstices / 2019
Typewriter on paper, origami folding


Air Poems Series


What is gone / 2020 Typewriter on rice paper