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How Come Babies Can Cry So Loud? A Performance by Karl Holmqvist (9 Jul 2009)

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A performance by Karl Holmqvist.

Karl Holmqvist (born in Sweden 1964, based in Berlin) had been invited by Oscar Tuazon to perform during his opening night. Holmqvist will present the new performance work How Come Babies Can Cry So Loud?

Holmqvist works mainly with language, engaging with the inner structures of texts, transmission and communication. Gregorio Magnani writes « Distinguished by their non-spectacular almost casual format, his readings have a hypnotic quality that engenders a momentary shift of focus within the gallery going experience. The possibility of a community, suggested and investigated by Holmqvist’s tridimensional and written works, become fleetingly actual. Arching back to beat poetry, they layer moments of sound and concrete poetry with political and religious indictments, individual musings, art references, and cover versions of well-remembered pop songs.»

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Documentation, 2009. Photo: Damian Griffiths, 2009
    1/1Karl Holmqvist, Spoken Word Performance. Documentation, 2009. Photo: Damian Griffiths, 2009