Two Inches to the Right. (Animierte Poesie)

Ich – als Fan und Besucher von Poetry Slams – muss diesem Werk von Matt Frodsham einfach Respekt zollen: Auch wenn der Inhalt kontrovers und diskussionswürdig ist, die Visualisierung in Form eines wundervollen Animationsfilms und die tollen Poems von Mat Lloyd sind spitzenklasse. Vielleicht auch deswegen, weil der Poet selbst, Opfer dieser Attacke wurde:

I wrote the poem on a canvas with a marker pen the morning after I was attacked.

The night before I was in my local park on the opening day of the skate park I’d helped get built, it was nearly midnight. We’d organised a DJ to play the day out in a marquee and I just popped out to take a leak. In my drunken state I was stumbling to find a bush when I heard, and felt, a sort of ‚boink‘ sound. I knew I’d been hit on the back of the head, and I knew it wasn’t with a fist. I don’t remember much else other than being back at the marquee with a bleeding head.

I was very lucky as a number of my friends and other revelers had spotted me being kicked on the floor and ran over to drag me out. For that I am very grateful.

Ronny’s Worten ist nichts beizufügen: „Zeitgenössische Poesie trifft auf Animation“.