writing and art beyond walls, beyond borders

ACT06 Slam Poetry
March 2014
Hoogstraten prison, BE
artist: Seckou Ouologuem

Slam Poetry is a performative manner of reading poetry aloud. Inmates of the Penitentiary School Centre of Hoogstraten worked together with an experienced slammer to write personal slam texts. These were then live performed on stage for one another. This audiovisual medium combines the fragility of personal poetry with a more direct and rhythmic style of performance.

The performance at the end of the workshop series was filmed by the documentary filmmaker Christopher Daley.