“THE MAN’S POEM” BY GUILLEM VILADOT
Claustre de la Seu Vella de Lleida
Thursday 28 April at 7 pm
On the centenary of Guillem Viladot’s birth, the College of Architects of Catalonia’s (COAC) Lleida Demarcation and the Guillem Viladot Foundation “Lo Pardal” organise the interpretation of the “The Man’s Poem” by Guillem Viladot in the Cloister of the Seu Vella of Lleida.
The project is based on the reading of Guillem Viladot’s “The Man’s Poem”, based on a processional tour of the Cloister’s galleries in the Seu Vella. We start from the “Concrete Poetry” to draw an “Architectural Poem”. The letters of the Man’s Poem’s Alphabet by Viladot A / Z, will be interspersed with the gothic arches and columns of the cloister, establishing a spatial dialogue with the interior and exterior, and a dual dialogue between the human scale and the divine / monumental scale.
The project will be enriched with a parallel program of conferences in the fields of Architecture, Art, Poetry and History.
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Viladot was born in Agramunt on April 26, 1922. He was the son of a family of pharmacists who settled in Agramunt in 1776, and he later took over the family business: a pharmacy. This did not stop him, or rather allowed him, to devote part of his time to experimenting with many leaders in the cultural scene. As early as the 1940s, he began writing short, Oriental-inspired poems, as well as reflections on what it meant to live in a post-war rural village. These forays into the literary world would lead him to publish his first book in 1959, entitled Premiere Time. After this book, Viladot would publish up to more than fifty volumes of narrative, children's book, poetry...
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