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About the Future

A poem by V. Leac (English, Romanian, German)
Cristian Fierbințeanu
(8’20”, October 2020)

about the future (V.Leac)

 

it is undoubtable that the giant wave
will wash through the dryland with an amazing speed.
it is difficult to imagine such a speed…
the flish are hidden somewhere in the wave, right on the tip of the wave, they are helpless, so they just sit there…
the wave crashes into a mountain – boom!
and the flish are thrown into the desert.
everyone thinks they are dead;
it’s just an illusion, a false illusion.
now, please, pay attention:
– look carefully at this spot.
do you notice something very very fast is moving and getting thicker?
well, gentlemen, it’s the double-jawed worm.
it is born inside the flish and then it eats it from within –
did you see? it’s very easy.

 

then, by scent, the kangaroo-snail comes –
you can see it in this picture;
it’s got one leg, and this leg was once a tail.
life is extremely tough in the desert.
everything happens very very fast –
and when you least expect it out comes the dragonfly-lizard
that runs/flies with over 115 km per hour.
it grabs the snail and devours it ultra-rapidly.
the dragonfly-lizard is chocked by a trapping flower.

 

everything happens…life is extremely tough…
now we’re entering the giant super-forest:
– see how the canopy moves?
you’re scared, aren’t you? don’t worry.
it’s just an eight-legged mammoth, it’s vegetarian.
– see this green spot on the tree?
it crawls after the mammoth
and makes it so that the mammoth steps in it;
it is highly intelligent: it has set up house inside the mammoth.
can you believe that this spot currently unknown to us
can bring the mammoth on the brink of despair?
at first we were also amazed.
it all happens very fast.
in two million years from now, life will be extremely tough…
we have showed you these images to get an idea
about how life on earth is going to be.
it all happens very very fast.

 

Translated from Romanian to English by Alexandra M. Păun and to German by Gabriela Fierbințeanu.

 

Photo: Sorin Nainer

 

The piece is composed by Cristian Fierbințeanu with a poem by V. Leac in the frame of POLYPHONIC ECHOES, a project organized by Jumătatea plină for SEMI SILENT. Partners: Czech Center and the National Museum of Romanian Literature. With the support of the Administration of the National Cultural Fund.

 

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Cristian Fierbințeanu is an independent musician, author, producer and composer, member of art-pop project Fierbințeanu. The band performed live on several important European scenes, including Berlin Konzerthaus (Dvorak remastered), and released albums via independent Romanian labels. Their work have been presented in international contemporary art festivals, Fierbințeanu being the winners of multiple “best” video and music awards (Phonurgia Nova, UK International Radio Drama Festival, Grand Prix Nova, Dvorak Marathon). As part of electronic band Plurabelle, he released an album via the French label Stellar Kinematics. He was also member of free-impro/contemporary collective PFA Orchestra, powered by Sâmbăta Sonoră.

 

V. Leac lives and works between Arad and Bucharest. Published poetry : Seymour: sonată pentru cornet de hârtie, Vinea Publishing (2005, 2006, 2013); Dicționar de vise, Cartea Românească Publishing, 2006; Lucian, CDPL, 2009; Toți sunt îngrijorați, TracusArte Publishing, Collection NEO, 2010, 2015; Unchiul este încântat, Charmides Publishing, 2013. Founding member of the literary collectiv Celebrul animal and of the magazine Ca și Cum. Founder of MOI in Timișoara in 2012, together with Bianca Baila; curator of W.A.D. Arad, 2014. Films: 2014, The Village Drones (I); 2015, The Village Drones (II); Trasee descriptive cu intrus.
His latest volume, Monoideal, published by Nemira in 2018, was granted the Radio România Cultural Award for Poetry.

 

All sounds (recorded, composed, edited) by Cristian Fierbințeanu for SEMI SILENT
Voices: Cristian Fierbințeanu and Gabriela Fierbințeanu

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