No haikus. Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer

Nohaikus. They are haikus and at the same time they are not. They are not haikus because they do not respond to the features of this genre of traditional poetry and they are because they are inspired by it and they intend to transfer it to the language of the images. A fragment of a river, a piece of sky, a part of a tree. Over a year I periodically recorded a video of the river, the sky and the tree: the passing of time, the seasons, the fall of leaves, the thaw or light changes are reflected in this way. Within this monotony the surprise is the great capacity of change of a landscape we believe static. I have chosen a particular place, which actually could have been any place; although the images seem to portray different spaces, they are always the same one. Maybe the important issue is simply to observe: stop and take the time to look at daily space, in which nothing happens, as though something extraordinary were taking place.

Título: No haikus. Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer
Autor: Roberto Equisoain
Formato: 21 x 21 cm, tapa blanda, 88 páginas, con un dvd de 60 min.
Autoedición de 25 ejemplares, Berlín , 2009
Género: Arte, poesía, foto, vídeocreación

Los nohaikus son haikus y no lo son. No lo son porque no poseen los requisitos de este tipo de poesía tradicional y sí porque se inspiran en ella e intentan transferirla al lenguaje de las imágenes. Un fragmento de río, un trozo de cielo, una parte de árbol. Durante un año, de forma periódica y desde el mismo lugar he grabado en vídeo el río, el cielo y el árbol: así se refleja el paso del tiempo, las estaciones del año, la caida de las hojas, el deshielo o los cambios de luz. Dentro de esta monotonía la sorpresa es lo muy cambiante de un paisaje que creemos estático. Quizá lo importante es simplemente observar: detenerse y quedarse mirando como si en lo cotidiano, donde aparentemente no pasa nada, estuviese sucediendo algo extraordinario.



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