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CROSSING BORDER ANTWERP 4 + 6 NOV 2022

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Jasper Albinus

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Thursday November 3, 2022

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EVENING PROGRAMME

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Jasper Albinus uses his poetry and performance to explore issues of identity, history, and politics. “I believe in the power of stories, what they can do for the good or the bad in society.”

Part of the You’ll have to scream louder evening:
Programme with Dutch and Flemish talent: poetry, spoken word and music.

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Renée Hilhorst

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Jasper Albinus

Dutch poet and spoken word artist Albinus – named by Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad as one of the top new talents in 2020 – started writing at the age of 11, composing his first poems five years later and quickly becoming drawn into the immediacy and urgency of spoken-word performance on the internet.

He uses his poetry and performance to explore issues of identity, history, and politics, challenging people to look beyond the surface. “The starting point of spoken word is the performance element of the presentation and a certain necessity in the subjects. It can be poetry, but also rub against other disciplines such as theater and rap. It's a freer form,” he explained in a recent interview.

“I think that many inner worlds of people have not yet been captured in language. There is still something to add. I believe in the power of stories, what they can do for good or ill in society.”

Albinus is a member of the spoken word platform Poetry Circle and was selected by NRC Handelsblad in 2020 as one of the 101 New Talents in the Low Countries. In 2021 he made a triptych about death for the literary organization Mooie Woorden.

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