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Prague showcases the voice of Italian poets

A Praga in mostra le voci dei poeti
A Praga in mostra le voci dei poeti

“Ascoltare con gli occhi. Voci della poesia italiana” (“Listening through your Eyes. Voices of Italian Poetry”) is the titled of the original exhibition organised in its premises by the Italian Cultural Institute in Prague, which is running from last 1 July to 31 August.

This exhibition makes it possible to admire the portraits of the voice of seventeen great Italian 20th century poets and poetesses with exceptional names: Giuseppe Ungaretti, Eugenio Montale, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Amelia Rosselli, Edoardo Sanguineti, Alfonso Gatto, Giorgio Caproni, Franco Fortini, Sandro Penna, Alda Merini, in addition to contemporary poets like Antonella Anedda, Chandra Livia Candiani, Carlo Bordini, Mariangela Gualtieri, Valerio Magrelli, Claudio Damiani and Maria Pia Quintavalla. The portraits are spectrograms created by the exhibition curator, Giovanna Iorio, from recordings of the poets reading their compositions.

Every portrait is accompanied by a Czech translation and a QR code through which visitors will be able to hear the author’s original voice from which the portrait was generated; a unique opportunity to intensely experience the voice and the translation of the most captivating Italian poetry through an image. The exhibition celebrates the voice of poets and its eternal beauty through an effective synesthesia of image, sound, and words.