Bloody Lips

Canberra, Australia (2013 - Present)

Author Unknown_web_Nina Hagen_So Bad_745606822_wBloody Lips came out of our belief in performed poetry as a medium for dealing Author Unknown_web_lonesome dove_7075406127_o_w2with activism in a non-violent way. Its name comes from the Nietzsche quote, “Of all that is written, I love only what a person has written with his blood.” Its form comes from New York’s Nuyorican Poets Café on the Lower East Side.

Like all good things these spoken word events evoke a mix of whimsy, sorrow and heartache. Alex Moffatt_Global Poetics_MG_8955_wRYUICHI-MARUO_webAlex Moffatt_Global Poetics_MG_9148_w2 Bloody Lips is hosted predominantly in the Monster kitchen and bar1Monster kitchen and bar is the physical and metaphorical seed of Hotel Hotel. It’s the public life of the building and the living room of the hotel’s guests. .

Project Name Bloody Lips
Project Type Spoken word (poetry) event
Project Team To entertain and make us think
Scope 6 poets; 120 attendees
Status Biannual