PAAAAAAroooooole in Libertà Futuriste

 
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Luciano Chessa. Photo: Brent Edwards

Concerts & Performances

PAAAAAAroooooooooooole in Libertà Futuriste (Futurist Wwwwwwoooooords-in-Freedom)

Sunday, June 8, 2014, 12–12:30 pm

Words-in-freedom (parole in libertà) poetry is one of the Futurists’ most significant artistic innovations. Freeing language from the constraints of syntax, these poetic and artistic experiments embraced onomatopoeia, differentiations in font weight and size, and pictorial arrangements of letters, numbers, and symbols. Operating as published poems and visual artworks, many such compositions were also intended to be performed aloud and were declaimed onstage at Futurist serate (performative evenings). Composer, performer, and musicologist Luciano Chessa performs declamations of selected words-in-freedom poems by F. T. Marinetti and Francesco Cangiullo in the Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe galleries.

Free with museum admission.

Jun 712–12:30 pm
Jun 812–12:30 pm