“The Public” is a spoken-word video poem written by Ana Maria Caballero with original visuals by Joëlle. The piece was created using a waveform of Ana’s voice reciting the poem. Inspired by ritual and the circularity of life, the visuals pulse out like words, creating a primordial, pre-verbal setting with their wakes.
Debuted at Core Music Festival in Belgium. May 2022.
Joëlle is an audiovisual artist and designer working in the realm of live visuals and performance where she explores the relationship between sound and form. Using frequencies and minimal structures, she creates compositions that are largely sculpted by sound. https://linktr.ee/joelle_
Born of the first stone, I am witch:
spellbound by small elements,
snails in the throat, birds on the lip.
There is a hiding behind the trunk
of a dead tree, a memory
of morning, a reckoning.
There are no men, no children.
No women with soft worries.
No confidences or shared will.
But when I blow the lonesome wind,
the wooded land breathes in.
Together we become the ancient word,
a god released.