The Torrid Zone by Tania Haberland

The Torrid Zone is a strong and beautiful video, the first one up in my Vimeo feed today.

The poem is by Tania Haberland. It can be read on the page below the video at Vimeo. Her voicing of it is marvelous: slow in rhythm, minimal, richly-toned, and affecting. From a bio for her:

…a tri-national poet (German-South African-Mauritian)… born in Africa, raised in Arabia and matured in Europe. She publishes, performs and exhibits her poetry and multi-media collaborations across the globe.

The abstract moving images and the soundtrack are credited to Poetics of Reverie. This is French artist Carine Iriarte and her collaborators in various media. She describes this project in her bio:

…a collaborative artistic project mixing poetry, electro music, painting, short films, movement and nature…


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