Fabio DOCTOROVICH (Argentina)
Fabio Doctorovich (1961, Buenos Aires, Argentina) – poet, artist, publisher, researcher. He is the author of a number of poetry books, including the following ones: POL!%?0 (pólumn) (Buenos Aires: Ediciones La Lámpara Errante, 1988), Tierra de Malandras (Buenos Aires: Ediciones El Caldero, 1994), Bribage Cartooniano (Ohio – Buenos Aires: Luna Bisonte Prods – Nuevo Milenio, 1994) and others. Most part of Doctorovich’s experimental poetry productions is created with the use of multimedia strategies emphasising the importance of sound, visual or action image. Thus, in his book “Bribage Cartooniano” the author tackles various forms of linguistic and visual hyperspace, changing the fragments of one poem and offering his own variants of the “possible future poetic language of North American continent” (J.M. Bennett). His productions are published in the international anthologies, among them are the following ones: Experimental Visual Concrete, Avant-Garde Poetry Since the 1960s (Amsterdam – Atlanta: Åditions Rodopi BV, 1996), Das Project Artifact (Bonn: Deutsche Telecom, 1996), The Xul Reader, An Anthology Of Argentine Poetry 1980-1996 (New York: Roof Books, 1997), Sound Poetry Today, An International Anthology (São Paulo: Pontificia Universidad Católica, 1998) and others. He is the writer and developer of the thematic site www.postypographika.com, dedicated to the present kinds of creative activities in the area of contemporary literature. Alongside the collective theoretical studies, one can also find on the site the poet’s hyper-poetic productions, for instance: Paralengua: The Construction of a Logo (1996), Abyssmo (1997), Passages (1998), Lux Perpetua (2000) and others. Doctorovich has participated in a large number of experimental poetry presentations, showing his own multimedia programs, among them are the following ones: Lengua Sucia (Centro Cultural Ricardo Rojas, Buenos Aires, 1988), Divertimento y Cabarute en Tenor Sax (jointly with L. Vercesi, Centro Cultural Ciudad, Buenos Aires, 1989), Assasen (jointly with C. Droeven, Paralengua, Gandhi Bookstore, Buenos Aires, 1990), Auch-Bits (Paralengua VI, Centro Cultural Ricardo Rojas, Buenos Aires, 1995), Poesia Sonora Hipertextual Para Armaõ y/o Realizar (Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires, 1997) and others. Since 1989 he has been the co-founder and organiser of the literary movement “Paralengua” (Argentina), developing the general principles of digital poetics. On this topic Doctorovich published a number of articles backed by practical examples in various international literary magazines, miscellanies and catalogues, among them are the following ones: “Alire,” “Dimensão,” “Doc(k)s,” “Generator,” “Lost and Found Times,” “Score,” “Diario La Nación” and others. He showed his computer projects, interactive sound poems, and also video animation pieces at international exhibitions of experimental poetry in the USA, Holland, Brazil, Uruguay, Canada, Mexico and others, including the following ones: V Biennial of Visual and Experimental Poetry (Mexico City, 1996), Eye Rhymes, a multi-disciplinary conference on Visual Poetry (Alberta, 1997), Poesia Intersignos (São Paulo, 1998) and others. He has a doctorate degree and is a lecturer at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. Fabio Doctorovich lives and works in Buenos Aires (Argentina).