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Back to the Stone Age | #kamenspoetike
Mon 1 June, 2015
Books are always excellent companions, we say at Metina lista. Backpacking through the world with a book always firmly in our hands, we sift through verses, thoughts, essences of life in our loyal “bookpanions”. But every now and then we come across something that is so intensely and universally true that we feel the urge to write it down. To burn the text into our foreheads, to stop the world for a minute and declare silence until this ultimate truth be heard.
Of course, the world hasn’t stopped on our behalf yet. However, we can come a step closer. We may just as well take an idle rock, sunbathing on the banks of the Ljubljanica River, Seine or Vltava, and write down some truth on it! Rocking this idea back and forth in our heads, we have come up with a concept, suitable for launch at the Chelsea Fringe Festival.
On June 1st, following the example of Paris lovelocks, something ground-breaking is bound to happen in Slovenia. Metina lista will attempt to conjoin two entirely separate entities – the minuscule sophistication of the digital world with the coarse coldness of a sheer rock. Metina lista will invite their readership and followers on social media to plant their own selected rock verses or verse rock around the globe.
How is that going to work? Quite simple, actually.
1. Pick a rock, write down your favourite verse, thought or tweet poetry, for that matter! Use waterproof markers, watercolours … anything that holds.
2. Plant your rock on a public surface anywhere on Earth. It may be a park in your hometown, a village near São Paulo, or the North Face of the Eiger.
3. Take a photo of the verse rock, use the hashtag #kamenspoetike or tag @Metinalista and post this beautiful “truthbearer” on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. Or simply mail the photo to firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Return to Step 3. Read. Absorb. Porque? Because Step 3 is the one step along the journey of our little rocky globetrotters that is critical for eternity’s sake. Only this way Metina lista can collect them and make sure they never ever get lost.
We can hardly wait for the launch. Shivering with rocky excitement as we speak.