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Video: Vegan Poem

Lena Szankay Poema vegano | Videopoem | 4k | color & b+w| 13:50 | Argentina | 2021

“At the current turning point in our relationship with the earth, animals, and the way we produce and consume food, I reread the poem “Office and Denunciation,” which Federico García Lorca wrote at the beginning of the Great Depression, between 1929 and 1930, during his stay in the United States. Almost a century later, his vision of the economic model, social injustice and the mistreatment of animals is even more valid in the face of the growing anti-capitalist criticism and the defense of the environment.” — Lena Szankay

Poem: Federico García Lorca, Poet in New York (Office and Denunciation)

Conceptualized & Directed by Lena Szankay

Choreography and dance: Mariana Astutti

Camera: Ariel Iacovone; Camera assistant: Pablo Padovani

Music track: Lea Marie Uria

Voice: Rodolfo Prantte Recording and mixing by Macabre Estudios Records;

Musical adaptation: Lena Szankay

Digital editing: Sascha Hosters, Lena Szankay

English Translation: Michael Simms

English subtitles: Ramona Rafful

Still photo: Miriam Pősz

Photography: Jacob A. Riis Collection. Museum of the City of New York

Lewis Hine Documentary footage: Thomas Edison, John Freese/ Library of Congress

Wardrobe: Gabriella Gerdelics

Makeup: Marcela Calveyra

Masks and Accessories: Ale Baamonde

Polo Tiseira Production: Lena Szankay

Location: La Catedral, Buenos Aires Exhibition place in ArtexArte


For a complete text of an English translation of Federico García Lorca’s Poet in New York (Office and Denunciation), please click here.

Running time: 13 minutes

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Lena Szankay

5 comments on “Video: Vegan Poem

  1. Loranneke
    February 25, 2023

    A-m-a-z-i-n-g — what a “world in this world”!


    • Vox Populi
      February 25, 2023

      I agree! Lena has created a poem that weaves together dance, film, music, ritual, argument and lyric. This must be the way neolithic people experienced art.


      Liked by 1 person

  2. lenikem
    February 25, 2023

    Hola Michael How are you doing? Is fantastic, your curation from vegan poem with the African vegan cousin! I love it!

    Is the link to your complete translation not working? I guess no… Let me know Greetings

    Lena Szankay http://www.lenaszankay.com

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