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Christian Ide Hintze

Zeitgeist DC: Contemporary Literature Series

Reading and Performance
Thursday, 30 June 2011, 7:30 - 9 pm
Austrian Embassy, 3524 International Court NW
+1 (202) 895-6776

Regarded as one of Austria’s finest new media poetry artists, poet Christian Ide Hintze is best known for his beat poems. Using digital media as a bridge, he presents his poetry with visual arts, music, prose, and text. Hintze is dean of the Vienna Poetry School, an independent artist’s school that formed as an international symposium on literature and focuses on the multimedia and multilingual aspects of poetry. Among its teachers were famous Austrians including writer H.C. Artmann, musician Falco and singer Nick Cave.

Not only a poet, this versatile artist is also a singer who was chosen to represent Austria at the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest. His song I Love You was composed with Wolfgang Mitterer for the Austrian TV station ORF.

Christian Ide Hintze will talk about and demonstrate his work through visual poetry. He will also talk about his experience working in the United States, where he was the first German teacher in the Keraouc School in Boulder, Colorado. The event will present a conglomerate of poetry, music and performance art.

This event is part of Zeitgeist DC series, featuring contemporary literature from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

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