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Bernard Van Eeghem : Ode Marítima

It is under the heteronym Àlvaro de Campos that Fernando Pessoa (Lisbon, 1888-1935) composed his epic poem "Maritime Ode" in 1915.

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In this tribute he unfolds, unravels and explores in a magisterial and yet poetical way the wide maritime world of his age. It is also a great journey of the mind in which, drawing on his absolute loneliness, the poet explores and even transgresses the borders of morality to nestle close to madness for a brief moment.

Bernard Van Eeghem performed this text in his own particular way nine years ago already. Today he approaches it with a whole new inspiration.

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Bernard Van Eeghem & Dolores Bouckaert receive research grant from the Flemish Government

Bernard delves deeper into Fernando Pessoa's Ode Marítima by researching how this epic poem can be translated into (moving) images. During her research, Dolores invites fellow artists to encounter her and props from previous pieces, guided by Martha Nussbaum's acclaimed work The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy.

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