Ide HINTZE (Austria)
Ide Hintze (1953, Vienna, Austria) – poet, multimedia-artist, performer, organiser. Since 1972 till 1976 he undertook a course in Theatre Studies and General Theory of Communications at the University of Vienna. For five years he was homeless, travelled about Europe, did temporary jobs. At that very time he became known due to the mass printing and distribution of poetic leaflets, booklets with slogans and poems in public places (more than 1,5 million leaflets altogether). He was arrested about twenty times for the “breach of the peace” and “environment pollution.” He is one of the organisers of the “zug der wenigen” (Vienna, 1982) – the first demonstration of literary men and poets in the West, who demanded better social and living conditions, settling the copyright issues and relationships with writers’ unions. Since the midst 1970s he has been deeply involved in the frontier literary forms – visual, acoustic and action poetry, covering a wide range of contemporary means of communication (public actions and performances, mail art, artistic strikes, film and video shows, radio, etc.). Hintze is the author of numerous books of poetry, interviews and essays, including such as: zettelalbum (Kisslegg: Schönemann Verlag, 1978), die goldene flut (Cologne: Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 1987), die jack kerouac school of disembodied poetics (jointly with Loidl and Gindl, Klagenfurt: Sisyphus Verlag, 1992), über die lehr – und lernbarkeit von literatur (jointly with Travner, Vienna: Passagen Verlag, 1993), Trieu dang anh vang (Hanoi: Van Hoc Ed., 1993), poetiken. dichter über ihre arbeit (Vienna: Passagen Verlag, 1994), la creciente dorada (Montevideo: Graffitti Ed., 1996) and many others. He is the founder and organiser of the school of poetry “schule für dichtung” (Vienna, since 1991), in which at different periods taught A. Ginsberg, N. Cave, A. Waldman, H.C. Artmann, W. Bauer, the Nobel prize holder W. Soyinka and others. He has produced a large number of sound poetry releases in MC, LP, CD-formats, including such as: innpathaaa-gedichte nach dem fall (Vienna: 0-1, 1980), i-japa (Vienna: p-tapes, 1982), dialogue with henri chopin (Vienna: p-tapes, 1983), songnotizen 1&2 (Vienna: p-tapes, 1984; 1986), dialogue with allen ginsberg 1&2 (Vienna: p-tapes, 1980; 1990), 30 rufe (Vienna: Extraplatte 162, 1992), spoken sound sample poetry (Vienna: 0-1, 1996), dialogues & loops (Vienna: 0-1, 1996), ampf (Vienna: Extraplatte, 2000) and many others. His sound productions were repeatedly broadcast on various radio stations in Europe and America, among them are: Hessischer Rundfunk (Frankfurt), Radio Mundial (Buenos Aires), CMBF Radio Musical National (Havana), ORF (Vienna), etc. Hintze participated in international festivals of experimental poetry and contemporary art, including the following: Text-sound Festival (Stockholm, 1993), Primer Festival Hispano-Americano de poesia (Montevideo, 1993), “bobeobi”, Internationales Festival der Lautpoesie (Berlin, 1994), International Festival of Poetry (Medellin, 1995; 1996). Since 1983 he has been involved in teaching, delivering lectures and conducting workshops (Lesbos, Italy, Kazakhstan, Cuba, Argentina, Vietnam, Uruguay, Mexico, USA). He is the editor and publisher of the book series “edition schule für dichtung” and of the ÑD-series “sound poetry live”(Vienna). Ide Hintze lives in Vienna (Austria).