Shannon Sullivan, Germany

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Shannon Sullivan is a poet and multidisciplinary performance artist. She terms her approach “Physical Poetry”. She favors an earthy, rhythmical language that emanates from the body as opposed to cerebral abstractions. For many years she investigated possibilities to intertwine poetry and movement in such pieces as 13 poems in a body and Broken: Part One. Her primary focus has now shifted to the intricate relationship between poetry and music. The story written on the butterfly’s tongue, her first collaboration with the award-winning musicians Bernd Oezsevim and André Matov premiered at Haus Fuer Poesie in Berlin in December 2017. Her most recent creation, THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN F. & F. celebrated its premiere at the Lettrétage in Berlin in February 2019.

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