Futures 2084

Between Two Worlds

Between Two Worlds

Author: Julieta Ramirez Gestal

“2084, I am seventy-five years old and time passed faster than I expected. Many things have changed in six decades but we are still do not use flying cars as was supposed to happen more than eighty years ago. Today I woke up and watched the news: 42ºC maximum (global warming, it’s been a while since I last wore a sweater), 28ºC minimum. Today they are the only true data shown in the public media. The dollar is at $15,622; Many stores are operated in dollars because the peso has depreciated greatly in recent years. My grandchildren look at me strangely when I tell them that as a child I was glued to a device that is no longer used today. They replaced them with chips that are placed in the brain from the age of eight. There is the possibility of not going through that process but it is frowned upon by society; I chose not to do it anyway. They found technological solutions to many things and they are really useful but I miss how things were before.” Julieta Ramirez Gestal


Visual Poetry received for the International Call for Visual Poetry 2084 Imagined Futures (2023), whose slogan was: “Imagine and send us your visual poetry creations from the future to our present. The time has come to occupy the future and allow your artistic vision to shape the world to come. Together we can transform dreams into reality.”
The call was organized by Aura Poesía Visual (http://aurapoesiavisual.blogspot.com/?m=0). We thank Ana Verónica Suárez and OmarOmar.

Visual poetry is a form of experimental artistic expression that combines visual and verbal elements to transmit a message with the image predominating over the verbal. Unlike traditional poetry, words can appear superimposed, deformed or combined with images and graphic elements (typefaces, photographs, illustrations, etc.) to create a poetic experience that transcends written language and its literal meaning.

Clarification: given that some of the visual poems have been delivered without a title, from the editing area of 2084 Futures Imagined from the South, we decided to give them a possible title with the intention of equaling them to others, simultaneously helping to distinguish them.

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