Futures 2084

Global Asphyxiation

Global Asphyxiation

Author: Facundo Vaccarezza

“In 2067 the air was polluted and oxygen masks were needed to breathe. For this reason, many companies began to dedicate themselves to the production of these masks. Since everyone needed them, companies raised prices to very high levels. Due to this situation, many people had to work in horrible conditions to be able to buy them and others died because they could not afford them. So companies began to offer a work plan. If you completed a small number of tasks, you were given an oxygen mask. The problem is that these masks lasted about five hours so you had to work non-stop. This meant that many people could not eat or sleep because they could not stop working. For this reason, many people did not survive and the rest of the companies or factories that carried out primary functions collapsed due to lack of people. Two years after this there was only a quarter of the world’s population. After the disappearance of many primary things in a few months, it was only a matter of time before the human race disappeared.” Facundo Vaccarezza


Visual Poetry received for the International Call for Visual Poetry 2084 Imagined Futures (2023), whose slogan was: ‚ÄúImagine 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.‚ÄĚ
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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