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|Title: ||2004 Rockefeller New Media Foundation Proposal|
|Authors: ||Merhi, Yucef|
|Issue Date: ||18-Dec-2006|
|Abstract: ||Poet in New York is an interactive non-linear documentary that explores the intersection
of new media and poetry, showing the journey of a young Latin American poet in the
streets and landscapes of New York.
Inspired in the book "Poet in New York" by Federico Garcia Lorca, this project attempts
to exhibit the romantic intensity and urban poetics of the most desired city of our time.
From Harlem to the Brooklyn Bridge, walking around the alleys of Chinatown and the
piers of the West Village, New York turns into a multidimensional city, where each
corner portrays a vivid poetic experience, described by Lorca as 'poetic facts'.
The film will be rendered on real-time using a G5 computer, combining 89 short videos,
34 spoken poems and 13 musical compositions, all centered in the figure and daily events
of a 26 years old poet in New York. As a result, the viewer will experience a multimedia
film filled with emotive scenes, juxtaposing the bucolic interior of the poet and the
metropolitan surface of the city. All the content will be combined using a random-based
algorithm which comprises 39.338 possible ways to contemplate the movie.|
|Appears in Collections:||Merhi, Yucef|
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