Research Paper

Text and Performance, Back and Forth

Within the field of experimental writing, Vincent Tholomé’s work stands out for its simultaneous exploration of both sound poetry and visual poetry. At first sight, one might have the impression that both sides of the experimentation are elaborated in very different ways: Tholomé’s sound poetry makes more room for improvisation, while the author’s play with typography obeys strict constraints. In this article, I will describe this double logic in order to see to what extent it is possible to interpret them as two sides of the same experimental approach rather than stressing their differences.

Author Jan Baetens
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