A key-figure in one of Tris Vonna-Michell´s works is the experimental poet and publisher Henri Chopin (1922–2008). A poète sonore who performed his sound poetry using a tape-recorder as his instrument for a radical approach using the vocal range of the voice beyond letters to overcome the hegemonic power of the ‘word’ as we know it. Sound poetry, Text-Sound or Acoustic Literature are terms for a certain kind of experimental spoken-word in which the sound shape of language and the voice are as important or even more important than the semantic content.
Tris Vonna-Michell´s Chopin (2018) is presented as a 16mm film installation, accompanied by a spoken word sound composition. The overlapping of film and speech is conceived as a form of expanded documentation, bringing together the disbanding threads and artefacts from the work Finding Chopin (2005-2018).
Gallery 20A, Glyptoteket