Erin Bosenberg


Country: South Africa


http://thiscityspace.wordpress.com/

Biography:

I am a multi-disciplinary media and performance artist living and working in Cape Town, South Africa. I have completed an Advanced Diploma in Broadcast Journalism at Humber College (Toronto, Canada) where I received several awards for radio production and magazine writing. Before that I attended NSCAD University completing my BFA and majoring in media arts.

I have recently returned to my art practice with renewed focus on performance and spoken word. My current practice predominantly speaks to themes of place, identity, bodily experience and the effects placed on bodies that are torn apart and / or contained. Text, language, word play and body gesture have always been present in my work. I have contributed multi-media art to numerous group shows as well as two solo installation-performance works and will be published in an upcoming poetry anthology put out by Quickfox publishers.

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Nameless in death

identity has been watered down for me
in these names they have called for me
like a thousand yellow birds that have been laid down on the sea

a white sheet shifts over top
every wing holds another
every wing sways to a dancing weight of body and bone
and my blood knows my name
and my blood knows your name
and my blood dances
like weight

and my name sinks under earth
and my name vanishes in air
it will not meet the throats of many

my name has country, body, blood, time
I want them to stumble over and see

I cannot get over this
I cannot let this sit forever
it is thrashing in the stomach

let my body fall
and let that body be beautiful through fall and when limp

the most beautiful

will you gather to hear my name whispered past dead lips
will hundreds kneel, their hair a silken blanket
will hundreds crawl, knees bloodied
waiting for a name past lips lost


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