The international participatory web project Diwans.org will launch on 29 September with an unique live performance. The launch takes place during the Sufi Night at Bozar, the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels. The project has also been confirmed for the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival (18-21 October) in Berlin.
Diwans.org is a living web project that immerses the web user in audio-visual poetry inspired by the ‘Diwans’ poems of Persian poet Hafez and German writer Goethe. The universe of the site reflects an intercultural artistic dialogue and invites anyone to answer with their own sound and image creations. The project features new curated work by Olivier Smolders, Sarah Vanagt (The Wave, The Corridor), Sepideh Farsi, Kader Abdolah, Walid Ben Chika, and Brody Neuenschwander, among others.
At the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival, Diwans.org will screen as a guest programme of the Specials section, dedicated this year to films based on poems. The participative web project was initiated by filmmaker Laurent Van Lancker and cultural philosopher Marc Colpaert, and produced by Polymorfilms.