Futures 2084

Surviving

Surviving

Author: Helena Ribon

“In the future I imagine an Earth different from the current one, totally destroyed. The big cities are completely destroyed and almost completely abandoned. The buildings will give off smoke in droves and the facilities will be covered in fire and contaminated air. On this Earth, diseases will be totally contagious and deadly, which will cause people to avoid going out and we will hardly find people on the streets. The survival of humanity will depend only on the most cunning. The few survivors will hide in warm places and fight over scraps of food and supermarket products. The authorities will be completely useless and those with the greatest power will be the bearers of weapons, the military. They will seek only their own survival, purging the cities with their tanks and killing anyone who does not give them what they want.” Helena Ribon

 

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.

Note: 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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