The poet who wanted to be buried underneath a pinball machine, Dina Danish,
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The poet who wanted to be buried underneath a pinball machine

Show: 30/04/16 - 10/06/16

Galerie Stigter van Doesburg
Artists presented

The title of the exhibition refers to the American poet Jack Spicer. Spicer (1925-1965) was among the founders of “6” gallery in Fillmore Street where the Beat generation was launched, but he always preferred to remain an outsider to the group. Inspired by Surrealism, he used to claim that poetry was coming to him from outside forces - like Martians - and that he functioned as a transmitter for dictated lines and rhymes. He compared the poet to some one hosting a pinball machine, which he also considered to be an ideal graveyard for himself. With this in mind Danish transformed the whole gallery into a gigantic pinball machine.