Space One Eleven
The Alabama School of Fine Arts
What is three-dimensional poetry? 3D poetry is the intersection of visual art and poetic language. It provides an immediate image which seeks to influence the reader’s encounter with the poem.
Alabama School of Fine Arts Creative Writing Instructor, Kwoya Fagin, came up with the idea of a three-dimensional poetry exhibit in Birmingham because she wanted to bring our city a new way to experience poetry. 3D poetry allows the experience of poetry to slow down and happen at the pace of the viewer, while also providing an image for context.
Chimera (noun): a thing which is hoped for but is illusory or impossible to achieve.
The focus of this exhibit will be speculative poetry that re-investigates and recreates past, lived experiences. Like returning to a dream with power, we return to our past experiences and construct a different outcome that looks more like what we want. This work goes beyond the individual, imagining a world where specific historical events are re-written, and yes, re-imagined.
The exhibit will be comprised of original photography, sculpture, paintings, and film.
Join us to celebrate the 3D poetry of the following ASFA high school student artists:
Brooks, Coulter, Fournier, Goldsby, Helms, Jordan, Lucia, Madden-Lunsford, Mixon, Morris, Sharp, Tate, Anderson, Blokh, Blomeley, Connolly, Scarlett, Dalzell, Dewberry, Long, Moore, Nesbitt, Tallaj, Donnelly, Pruitt
Contact: Kwoya Fagin Maples
Creative Writing Instructor
Alabama School of Fine Arts