the above poem “Then” is taken from Anatol’s book “Anachronism”
Poet and artist Anatol Knotek
Current city: I live in Vienna, the capital of Austria.
Preferred medium: Language is definitely my preferred medium. It’s most fascinating for me, when words are not just written on paper, or digits on the screen, when words move or suggest movement, when letters get performative and other media is interweaved, when they need space and a viewer (with a certain point of view) and the meaning changes, just because of the presentation, the material or the surrounding space… I like to combine the »advantages« of poetry/literature and fine art.
What inspires you to create? Words, language and shallow phrases, the experimental poets of the fifties and sixties and conceptual artists.
Tell us a little bit about yourself: I am Anatol Knotek (born 1977 in Vienna) an Austrian artist. Visual and concrete poetry, installation and conceptual art are in the center of my artistic work, which has been exhibited internationally. My concrete and visual poems have been published in journals, chapbooks, schoolbooks and anthologies. I am a member of the “Austrian Art Association”
Some information about where to purchase “Anachronism”
Briefly about my »anachronism« book project: usually a book is just a copy - but not this one. Every poem is individually written with my typewriter, so each single page is unique. out of about 50 poems I chose 16 for each book, therefore also the contents varies and is never the same. There are a lot of advantages when making a book by hand: You can tear, cut and scratch the pages, paste something with glue or use the typewriter to make holes…You can purchase it only directly from me, or you can use a paypal option on my tumblr blog.