My heart, my heart: live poetry jukebox

Diedrich, Antje ORCID: and Malten, Trui (2017) My heart, my heart: live poetry jukebox. [Performance]


My Heart, My Heart: Live Poetry Jukebox is an interactive performance installation that presents a novel concept of engaging audiences with poetry through visual art and performance. It works like a music jukebox (only with poetry) and consists of a ‘library’ of jars, containing miniature artworks, each expressing a feeling or idea connected to a poem. Audiences are invited to look at the jars, choose one they feel particularly drawn to and listen to a live performance of the poem. They then receive a postcard with a picture of their chosen jar and information about the poem. The postcard also provides them with a password ‘to unlock’ the other jars on the project website.
The jars are displayed on illuminated shelves. These are usually set up in our beautiful sky-and-cloud tent, but can also be adapted to small, intimate indoor spaces, such as lifts, beach huts, broom cupboards, or any other small spaces or hidden corners.
The poems are about human experience, about the things we all live through - expressed in the writer’s words and the artist’s and performer’s interpretation of these words. They include poems from the late 19th century to the present day, with a stronger focus on the 20th and 21st century.
Audiences engage with the installation one-to-one or in small groups of two to four - the whole experience takes about five minutes.
The installation offers moments of beauty, calm, contemplation, respite, reflection and reassurance.

My Heart, My Heart: Live Poetry Jukebox was created by Adie Mueller (Antje Diedrich) in collaboration with designer Trui Malten and received support from Upstart Theatre, Troop Artist Development at Cambridge Junction, Arts Council England, Apples&Snakes and The Place Theatre Bedford.

Venue Details

  1. Cambridge Junction Season Launch
    • Location: Cambridge Junction
    • Dates: 06 Sep 2017

  2. DARE Festival
    • Location: Shoreditch Town Hall, London
    • Dates: 29-30 Sep 2017

  3. Essex Book Festival
    • Location: Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker
    • Dates: 25 Mar 2018

  4. Views from the Bridge
    • Location: Cambridge Junction
    • Dates: 25 Apr 2018

  5. LATE at Kettle's Yard - Polyphonic Poetry Festival
    • Location: Kettle's Yard, Cambridge
    • Dates: 15 Jun 2018

  6. Felixstowe Book Festival
    • Location: Felixstowe
    • Dates: 30 Jun 2018

  7. Ledbury Poetry Festival
    • Location: Ledbury
    • Dates: 05-06 Jul 2018

  8. From Fen to Fringe
    • Location: Cambridge Junction
    • Dates: 25-26 Jul 2018

  9. Essex Book Festival
    • Location: LV18, Harwich
    • Dates: 3 Mar 2019

  10. Essex Book Festival
    • Location: FirstSite Gallery, Colchester
    • Dates: 23 Mar 2019

  11. Essex Book Festival
    • Location: Civic Theatre, Chelmsford
    • Dates: 31 Mar 2019

  12. Season Launch
    • Location: The Place Theatre, Bedford
    • Dates: 01 May 2019

  13. Views from the Bridge
    • Location: Cambridge Junction
    • Dates: 02 May 2019

  14. Wandsworth Arts Fringe
    • Location: Nine Elms Pavillion, London
    • Dates: 04 May 2019

  15. WAF Lounge
    • Location: Roehampton, London
    • Dates: 11 May 2019

  16. Swindon Spring Festival
    • Location: Lydiard Park, Swindon
    • Dates: 12 May 2019

  17. Greenwich Book Festival
    • Location: Old Naval College, London
    • Dates: 15 Jun 2019

  18. Offbeat Festival
    • Location: Oxford Playhouse
    • Dates: 29 Jun 2019

  19. Hat Fair
    • Location: Winchester
    • Dates: 06 Jul 2019

  20. Lakes Alive
    • Location: Kendal
    • Dates: 07-08 Sep 2019

  21. Arts by the Sea
    • Location: Bournemouth
    • Dates: 28-29 Sep 2019

Item Type: Performance
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Performing Arts > Theatre Arts group
Item ID: 27493
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Depositing User: Antje Diedrich
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2019 09:35
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2020 17:52

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