What Pessoa Taught Me
How many different voices can you be at once? And what do they sound like?
The Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa fragmented his existence and his poetry over several people Each person is a different poetic escape strategy.
In What Pessoa taught Me, Marthe Koning searches for all these different identities. She does Pessoa’s poetry: sometimes growling, sometimes singing, sometimes whispering. She looks for the different versions of Pessoa but mostly encounters her own. Through Pessoa’s words, Marthe finds a boundlessness: when are you yourself and when are you a place, only, where felt or thought?