2009 piscu on zettel

denisa mirena piscu:
excerpt from master thesis

the main concepts which form the core of all of ide’s artistic actions are: language and communication. these are the things which concerned him starting with an early age, even before he was aware of being a poet. his need of direct communication was so big, that he literally went in the streets, determined to meet (what would later prove to be) his public, ready to look for it and establish a contact for which he showed total availability: “when i was very young (19 years old) i quit with everything normal and started to live in the streets. i produced small leaflets of paper which carried short written messages, my name, my address and my telephone number. i handed out those leaflets  to whatever people i met wherever i was in the streets. i did that for more than 5 years, produced more than 1,5 million peaces of paper and an equal amount of spoken word communications” (1).

ide is the active poet; he doesn’t confine himself to just sit home and wait for an unlikely feedback from his unknown “readers”; he wants to meet them, to speak to them, to touch them, and by doing so, the real poetry is created, from the interference of the two sides. he started from common language (“short messages”), to which he added other means of expression, such as speaking and acting. the written text was no longer enough, he accompanied it with “spoken word communications”, as he needed to try all possible kinds of interaction: “it turned out to be something like a communication monopoly. a game of spoken, written and performed language. i didn't consider myself being a poet. but step by step i accepted that word as a description of my profession from others. from there on i developed my ways into written, spoken, performed poetry, into audio and video poetry, sound and visual poetry, into what i call "infrastructural poetry" (2).

his poetry developed from this research for an alternative language: more direct, more interactive, more complex and aiming as close as possible to a total communication (a communication monopoly), by all means, for all the senses. he created his own art starting from the types of interaction which he naturally discovered, during this time: writing, speaking and acting. all the forms of poetry that he subsequently developed are ways of direct communication: ide replaced the act of going in the streets by an art created with multimedia techniques and released in the internet network. 

(1) answers to a questionnaire on sound poetry, titled “global creole perspective”, june 25, 2008
(2) idem

(denisa mirena piscu, from: sound poetry - three poets trying to escape the abusive domination of word: henri chopin, sainkho namtchylak, christian ide hintze. master thesis (lucrare de disertatie). university of bucuresti. bucuresti, romania 2009)