Garden Poetry – 2 gardens 2 experience(s) 2 connect

Byderhand Tuinverse (At hand: Garden Poetry) is a site specific digital literature project by the North-West University, Potchefstroom, South-Africa. In this project fifteen Afrikaans poets wrote poems and children’s poetry for the NWU Botanical Gardens in Potchefstroom. The poems are read by the poets and complemented with typographic animations and musical arrangements, as well as 15 totem poles with motives from the poems by the world acclaimed land artist Strijdom van der Merwe. 

A selection from At hand: Garden Poetry  was displayed as an example of e-literature as part of the Introduction to Electronic Literature course at the DHSI (6-10 June 2016), University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

2 gardens, 2 continents, 2 hemispheres – 2 experience(s), 2 connect.

A few examples of Garden Poetry in the garden of the University of Victoria:
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TT Cloete: Potchefstroom
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The installation in the NWU Botanical Gardens, Potchefstroom:
some of the poets with art work by Strijdom van der Merwe:

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Franci Greyling: Wie kwetter so?  (with TT Cloete: Potchefstroom)digter_Bernard Odendaal  digter_t_BernardOdendaalBernard Odendaal: Paddaluisterbankie, Botaniese Tuin, Potchefstroomdigter_Heilna du Plooy  digter_t_HeilnaduPlooyHeilna du Plooy: Binneblik
digter_Hans du Plessis   digter_hansduplessis_tHans du Plessis: Botaniesetuinsonnet
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Hein Viljoen: Onder die soetdoring
digters_johanmyburg_b  digter_johanmyburg_tJohan Myburg: Mater Hortensis
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Adri Breed: Skryfopdrag
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Jansen Vermeulen: Tuinwerker: ‘n skets
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Ruan Fourie: verlieskuns
digter_carinavdwalt  carina_vdwalt4Carina van der Walt: hoe Eybers & Tutu kyk
digters_susansmith  digter_susansmith_tSusan Smith: By die soetdoring
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Chris van Niekerk, curator of the NWU Botanical Garden

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