Haiku # 1

Uploaded on Sunday 27 March 2011


A project build in the same way as the ancient Haiku method – translated here to a video format/language.

Originally the Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry, consisting of 17 moras in three phrases of 5, 7, and 5 moras respectively. Haiku typically contain a kigo (seasonal reference) and a kireji (cutting word/image). In Japanese, haiku are traditionally printed in a single vertical line, while haiku in English usually appear in three lines, to parallel the three phrases of Japanese haiku. Previously called hokku, haiku was given its current name by the Japanese writer Masaoka Shiki at the end of the 19th century.

This new project is part of a new visual concept development: Blind Realism
inspired by the surrealistic approach of the automatic writing/reading. Every
Haiku will focus on a female portrait. The first one came out from the collaboration with the Hungarian artist (painter) and friend Agnes Szikra.



Language: English

Length: 1:30

Country: Portugal