Futures 2084

Visual Cards to Time

Visual Cards to Time

Author: Alejandra Meza

“My visual poetry is titled “Visual Letters to Time.” It is one of the poems from a group that explores the communication between two beings who are separated by time and space, using their own language, invented through formal elements such as geometry, lines, numbers and figures that seem human. These works are an expression of the search for a common code, for a special bond, for a message that needs to cross the universe. These works are also a manifestation of the diversity and complexity of human communication, as well as the challenge of finding meaning and hope in an uncertain and changing world. My own language is based on an invented typography that looks like a text, with recognizable as well as unrecognizable words. The function is to express that there is something written and that is not literal, but you can also find words that contain a concept. This typography allows me to play with the shapes, meanings and emotions of words, creating a personal and unique code. My visual poetry is part of imagined futures since it proposes a reflection on the possibilities and limits of communication in a context of technological, social and cultural transformation. It also raises a question about the role of art as a means of expression, resistance and creation of new imaginaries. My artistic vision is based on my personal experience, on my interest in experimentation and innovation. My goal is to create works that invite the viewer to participate, to question, to get excited.” Alejandra Meza


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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