From 19 until 22 November 2020 the ZEBRA poetry film festival 2020 was planned to take place at Haus für Poesie, Berlin, Germany. Due to the Corona pandemic the entire festival has moved online and is extended until 21 December 2020. The festival’s official selection can be watched through Zebra’s On Demand Vimeo channel (click here). Download programme book [PDF].

The new poetry film SIGHTBOOK #1 (2020) by Rozalie Hirs (film, poetry, voice, sound) and Lauren Grusenmeyer & Ines Cox (design, images) is part of the festival’s official selection. SIGHTBOOK #1 is a poetry film by Rozalie Hirs with images by Cox & Grusenmeyer, based on their alter ego Diederik Lamme, originally created for Tumblr in 2012. The alter ego of Diederik Lamme and corresponding images were conceived by Cox & Grusenmeyer, based on the poetry cycle ‘who put on my shoes’ by Rozalie Hirs (English translation by Donald Gardner), selected from her poetry books gestamelde werken (Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Querido| Singel Uitgeverijen, 2012) and gestammelte werke (Berlin: kookbooks Verlag, 2017).

Diederik Lamme’s alter ego on Tumbler was part of the digital application ‘zichtboek van gestamelde werken’ (‘sightbook of work in stuttering’) by Cox & Grusenmeyer in 2012. The application involved six alter egos of six poems or poetry cycles by Rozalie Hirs, selected from her poetry book gestamelde werken (Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Querido| Singel Uitgeverijen, 2012), designed by Cox & Grusenmeyer for six different social networks: Facebook, Tumblr, Blogger, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram. The alter egos include Anna Sherman (Facebook), alter ego Diederik Lamme (Tumblr), Nicky Geneva (Blogger), Agatha van der Aa (YouTube), Paul Wittema (Twitter), and Marc Thompson (Instagram). With financial support of the Dutch Foundation for Literature.

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Date: 2020-11-19 until 2020-12-21
Time: 20:00 CET
Location: Zebra poetry film festival on Vimeo
Performers: Rozalie Hirs (film, poetry, voice, sound) and Lauren Grusenmeyer & Ines Cox (design, images)