The city of Szymborska – World-building as a way of interpreting and presenting poetry
The City of Szymborska tests the compatibility of World-building and Poetry. An imaginary city was built up in an exhibition space, as an audience, you can feel free to explore and experience different ways of looking at poetry, you’re encouraged to touch, listen and interact with all the poems exhibited there.
This thesis describes in detail an artistic practice-based research that uses the theory of World-building to analyse the structure of the City of Szymborska as well as the construction process. The imaginary city is displayed in an exhibition context where all Szymborska’s poetry is transformed into everyday formats or objects. This transformation is based on a semantic and core theme analysis of the poems, which I elaborate in the ancillary material Poems and Forms.
Thesis text: https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/41369
Website: www.szymborska.city (open with chrome)