I, Who Have Hands More Innocent (Ines Wurth Presents)
By Jane Berg | Published on Wednesday 24 August 2016
For acclaimed Croatian poet Vesna Parun (1922-2010) language was an “abiding and passionate intimacy”. Her verse is profound existential nostalgia wrapped in raw intensity, selected here to show her coming of age as an artist and of Croatia in her youth. Reading the poetry, projected in English during the show, while hearing the gorgeous texture and cadence of the original language seemed to help reduce what is necessarily lost in translation. Vesna Mataĉić’s delivery of this vocally and physically demanding role is remarkable, as is fact that the two artistic mediums augment one another so well. I can only thank the Ines Wurth Presents for introducing me to this incredible poet.
Zoo, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Jane Berg]