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Alex HAMBURGER (Brazil)

Alex Hamburger (1949, Belgrade, Yugoslavia) poet, artist, performer. Graduated from the Department of Economics of the University of San Jose (São Paulo) in 1973. Being fluent in various foreign languages (Portuguese, Serbo-Croatian, French, English and Spanish), for several years he lived in Paris, London, visited the USA, European and Latin American countries. He started his creative literary and artistic activities in the midst 1970s. The field of his creative interests covers book art, visual and concrete poetry, poetic performance. He is the author of a number of poetry books, among them are the following ones: Kit Selections (Rio de Janeiro, 1986), 110/220 Volts (Rio de Janeiro, 1988) and others. Among the numerous productions of book art he singles out Biologia de um Mineroslavo (Rio de Janeiro: Inediçôes AAGA Ed., 1991) biblio-poetic research, accompanied by a series of photographs, and Grafemas (Rio de Janeiro: Inediçôes AAGA Ed., 1992) the poets collection of visual poetry productions, at the same time meant for exhibiting. In Hamburgers experimental poetry works can be distinguished several features, characteristic of the contemporary literature of the past decades. These include the presence in the poems of elements of transponated texts (Sélula Mater, AB, Lirismo Quimico), semiotic (Afeto Codex) and appropriation (Made in Taiwan, Servo-Croata and others) pieces. In his activities the author emphases the choice of object-poetic and book-art strategies. In the literary series Graphemes the narration is conducted by means of presented poetic objects Maquillage, Á Man Ray, Bolsa do Haroldo, and the book art series of the 1993-96 was repeatedly shown at various international exhibitions and was presented by the installation projects in the Centro de Artes Caloute Gulbenkian (Rio de Janeiro, 1996). He has conducted a number of solo and participated in many international exhibitions, including the following ones: Visualog 3 (International Exhibition of new Poetical Tendencies, San Luis Obispo, California, 1990), The Second International Visual Poetry Exhibition (Melbourne, 1992), In the Spirit of Fluxus (Santa Barbara, 1994). His book art productions are presented in one of the largest international collections of artists books Printed Matter Bookstore at Dia (New York). Hamburgers visual poetry productions were exhibited at different periods at the Galeria Saramenta (Brazil), Compedium of Contemporary Fine Prints (Germany), Santa Barbara Museum of Art (USA), Querini Stampalia Venice Biennial (Italy), Centre Julio Gonzales (Spain) and many others. He has contributed to the sound poetry collections and anthologies, among them are the following ones: Baobab 25 (The New Worlds, curator E. Minarelli, Italy, 1995), Poesia Sonora hoje (Uma Antologia Internacional, curator Ph. Menezes, Brazil, 1998). Hamburgers sound poetry activities are comprehensively represented in the poets CD-release 12 Sonemas (Rio de Janeiro: Inediçôes AAGA Ed., 1993). Alex Hamburger lives and works in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).



Microphony
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fragment, on CD-edition: 146)

Performed by Alex Hamburger, 1993.
Recorded and engineered at AAGA
Sound Studio, Rio de Janeiro.
Previously published on the CD
Alex Hamburger: 12 Sonemas
(Rio de Janeiro: Inedicoes AAGA, 1999).
1999 Alex Hamburger, Rio de Janeiro.

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