Victorien Buisson cause of Exopotamia
Article published on the Office des Transports Poétik , by Victorien Buisson .
"There exists, if one dares, make the appropriate journey; a space called Exopotamia located much further from our known shores. It is a question of abandoning one's armbands; Exopotamia is what is outside of the river, which goes against the current; which denotes the rest and leaves us perplexed. To let ourselves be carried away by it, it is necessary to do it in its entirety, there is no point in keeping a few ideas from before, a few old convictions, they would drown in it. Perhaps listen to what the breeze whispers, with its enigmatic tone pushing us to think further, outside of our known poetic grounds. Because, when certain formulas leave us perplexed, they seem to carry a secret meaning that refuses to the immediacy, the verse knows how to reassure us from the first glance. When we go through these beautifully said sentences, yet outside the meter that was once familiar to us, we come away satisfied with the journey.
In its form, Exopotamia challenges, the verses are broken in favor of a rhythm with multiple cadences; of a different occupation of space, much closer to the meaning, to the emotion of the verse. Here, we break down barriers, with the sole concern of sticking to ourselves. Here, the shapes vary freely. A woman is like an Indian; This hand that holds the fire uses white space: digging an island, imagining a lake, between two stanzas. Highlight the word, by breaking the verse in new places, and mix the sensitive and inexpressible world, suspecting that they are only one here and there. The “Écumes” collection dwells on this duality by mixing stanzas and poems with photographs that illustrate them. In Exopotamia, we know how to illustrate the fleeting and floating thoughts of poems with visuals that challenge . However, far from a dependence between image and text, we find in The Blood of Girls, an exquisite complementarity between the text of Julie Nakache and the visuals of Diego Arrascaeta; one exists without the other, united they give a completely different flavor. Otherwise interesting, All these things that make the night crack offers a real atmosphere through text and drawing; both respond to each other in a meticulous dialogue, carried by Cécile A. Holdban. Exopotamia is, in my opinion, a trip of choice, which offers the luxury of a step back from everyday life , of a change of outlook on nature, the city, others and ourselves. Is there anything more intimate and introspective than poetry that lingers with its verse?”