The VIDEO-POETRY-WEEK combined the imaginary worlds of poetry with the audiovisual possibilities of short film and animation. Students and poets came together – the poet and the poetess became co-directors.

“It changes the way you look at the world. For you are entering a space of peace, entering a different time zone of thought…” Wim Wenders: Poetry in Motion.

Artistic direction: Prof. Anja Stöffler, Prof. Hartmut Jahn

The trailer of the exhibition

During the VIDEO-POETRY-WEEK poets like Johanna Maxl, Rike Scheffler and Manuel Niedermeier met creative students and developed with them new audiovisual and installative forms of expression. The basis for this week was formed by more than 20 selected projects, which put texts in a new light using film and animation. These were designed and interpreted – with artistic and audiovisual tools, from poetry clips to films and interactive AR installations in space.

A program with video poetry works by: Lars Brauer, Steven Bönnemann, Malte Röthig, Julian Weinert, Mark Scott, Heeyun Yoo, Lena Höll, Tabish Ahmad, Artur Martirosyan, Clara Otto, Pia Rust, Elias Hebgen, Tim Zerban, Thilo Becker, Roberto Salazar, Nima Rafie, Samy El Rafie, Andy Justus, Vicente Walker, Marrah Alissa Zadi, Davide Piunti, William Paine, Noemi Kelemen, Devin Wahls, Gurgoglione, Karolin Stelzig, Lisa Mausbach.

Guests are the authors: Johanna Maxl, Rike Scheffler und Manuel Niedermeier

3D Animation by Mark Scott and Steven Bönnemann, author Rike Scheffler

The VIDEO-POETRY-WEEK in Mainz was a further continuation of the exhibition “MOVING TYPES. LETTERS IN MOTION”, which examined the history of type in motion from the beginnings of film to the present day and which is being continued and developed into new dimensions through projects such as the INTERNATIONAL MOTYF FESTIVAL or AKADAMOS.

Animation by Tabish Ahmad, author Johanna Maxl

The location of the LUX Pavilion between the Gutenberg Monument and Schillerplatz in the centre of Mainz is the ideal place to present media and performative works and to start communication about them with university members and the city society. The next VIDEO POETRY WEEK for 2021 is already being planned.

Productionteam Lux-Pavillon: Dipl.-Des. Marcel Fleischmann
Productionteam img: Dipl.-Des. Manfred Liedtke, Dipl.-Des. Uwe Zentgraf
Assistants: Malik Alpoguz, Ennie Julia Petersen
Artistic Direction: Prof. Anja Stöffler, Prof. Hartmut Jahn

An event in cooperation with the Künstlerhaus Edenkoben as part of the Kultursommer Rheinland-Pfalz 2019.