Poems (Haiku)

Ongoing video series

6 October, 2018


Various running time


Stefano Romano

Title: Poems (Haiku)

Medium: Ongoing video series

Duration: Various running time

Courtesy: The Artist

Year: 2016


The “Poems (Haiku)” series consists of short videos that investigate gestures or minimal situations, “peripheral” to our daily lives and that refer to different places and times. The videos are micro narrations built according to the compositional structure of Japanese ‘Haiku’ poems. They are composed of three scenes – like the haiku are composed of three verses – shot in different moments and places, often distant from each other in time, that Romano juxtaposes according to visual or conceptual similarities and in which one of the scenes subverts the whole. The videos are associated with Haikus written by the artist in a process of retrospective literary transposition of the images.

Morgan Hoaus