The Poem Edition I -
Cory’s Building, Cardiff Bay, UK



Book Details:
1 Page, 213 Images
Digital Vinyl
2500cm x 200cm
ISZN 98778763369
First edition May 2012

The Poem - Degabay is a book installation depicting four Somali poets in a trance of oration. Focusing on the poet’s head and mouth, the book, using unique arrangements, presents pictures of the sounds of the poems as their oration populates the space between the cosmos of the mind and the recipients ear.

Presented as one complete page, the book was accompanied by a one off live recitation of the poems depicted on the wall on the opening night. 

The project was supported by National Theatre Wales and the Calouste Foundation.