The voice of the artefact in Goran Sonnevi's "Burge, Oja; 1989"

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Abstract

Goran Sonnevi's poetry represents a vast network of associations to other texts and other works of art. Consequently, this poetry often initiates a conversation on the present with partners from different times, Places and arts. "Burge, Oja; 1989" is an interesting example of such an intermedial conversation, set in the middle of a dramatic period of our time, the year 1989. The central theme is the problem of change. The scene is the island of Gotland, where old-fashioned houses and tools speak of the impact of the past. The speaker reflects on the political changes on the other side of the Baltic Sea, with references to artefacts in the landscape and in our cultural heritage. These intertextual and intermedial reflections function as a demonstration of an ethos: an openness to the Other, a willingness to respond to the world and to communicate with other voices in a boundless reciprocity, mediated by artefacts.

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Authors
  • Mona Sandqvist
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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Languages and Literature
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCultural functions of intermedial exploration
PublisherRodopi
Pages215-231
Volume62
ISBN (Print)9789042014305
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
EventInternational Conference on Cultural Functions of Interart Poetics and Practice, 2002 - Lund, Sweden
Duration: 2002 May 122002 May 14

Publication series

Name
Volume62
ISSN (Print)0929-6999

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Cultural Functions of Interart Poetics and Practice, 2002
CountrySweden
CityLund
Period2002/05/122002/05/14