We've been discussing for a while the importance of form in class and how it relates to our perception of a given work. I've needed to consider form a lot as a creative writing major, and I realized today that a really good way to examine form's importance is by looking at kinetic typography. I've embedded a video of a spoken-word poetry performance turned into a kinetic typography video as an example.
Spoken word poetry by itself is an interesting form of literature. The form of a spoken-word poem exists only in the way we hear it, unless the poet keeps a written copy somewhere. We need to listen instead of read. However, in this video, the creator mixed a spoken-word poem with kinetic typography, giving the listener something to view as well. And rather than simply putting the words of the poem in the video, the creator animates them, adding a whole new element to the experience of this poem.
I thought it might be interesting to discuss how this changes our perception of the poem – any thoughts?