Recycling words: Creative poems

IMG_0583During the #belovedfutures performance at the Oulu Museum of art, each visitors had a change to participate in the performance through storytelling. We used old book pages, recycled the words on them and generated completely new poems! Creative collaboration in action! Have a look on the creative process and let the lyrics below take you on a journey!









If we look again,

we will understand the difference between

real world and universe.

It imitates reality.

What this reality is?

It is freedom.



Most people keep their minds

to find answers to questions.

But, this is not the case.

The very fact is:

sleeping and walking.

But are we awake enough to know it?




The problem must be understood:

For a moment his dreams are

too much.



Reactivated later by words,

fill in the silence.

Thirty-five letters on the white page.

Why does he break the silence?





own laws,

those of logic.

Do not belong to the language

of a person behind the fiction.

Another person rejects information,

which use “rule of truth”.




No more old,

make it clear,

most exhaustive and penetrating.

He never seems aware of this habit.

This is the model.






His first requirement;

a saints life or a fabliau.

In his eyes,


Another reason for his game.

This game is played

by virtue, word and deed.

Yet this idealized picture

tells his own tale.




Pilgrims feel the whole work

as a game.

Man had his own rules.

He can play the game,

since he plays for his own ends.




Freedom like this,

finally brings him up against the wall of life.

One must represent exactly

who tries to answer to the question:

What am I really?


Hard, like the blow.

How difficult our lives.

In the heart,

I am responsible.

You can’t teach old dogs.

It’s tough, too.

Must play an instrument.

We, from our heart, learn.

I am pretty.





Beforehand the moment;



So Eunuch,

exegetical tradition.

Who has killed the man?






What is, perhaps, champion of the heart then?

Advice of Poe and the question:

Married life?

Chaos, trivial, brutal.

In other words,

the idea was life itself.



Finally understanding time operates,

decays my body,

the world will go on.

The past,

the Princess life,

was never born.




Every social group of the world,

Man expresses the mystery in this way:

To be found essentially and personally in all men.




We can say no more;

a crisis.

We have now entered

pristine purity.

It is one language of any kind;

An awareness.




He turns so much for inspiration

and inner light,

emotional vocabulary.

How language takes its revenge on pure rationality,

float free of the crippling limit.

These people, so busy gazing up.

Imagination and rationality;

he must be aware of his limitations.



Around us makes us aware

not inside space outside.

He gives us what a man is.

Affects us,

the act of following.

Sense of joy and release,

me and my desires.



To imagine despair.





And of course!

Shakespeare understands

God’s new objectivity?

The climax of the spatial,

that is universe,

full of nothing.

He knows ourselves

stepping out of beliefs

and all the facts.



But in saying this,

the medival Church

was the product of

analogical synthesis.

With crusades which had

the belief.

Salvation is mechanical aids.


Evil, good.

Force which resulted in growth.



Events which were God’s design,

every life had meaning;

God’s design.

God is the author

the Book of Nature.

The beauty and the work inwardly conceives

how marvelous is the wisdom

of the Creator.

-Liana Potila-



Beloved Futures

We hope these images along with quotations from William Shakespear’s Romeo and Juliet  will inspire you to take part in creating the love story of the future!

©: Arzar Zarz

“But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun!”



©: virmaapi

“O Romeo, Romeo,
wherefore art thou Romeo?
Deny thy father and refuse thy name,
Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love,
And I’ll no longer be a Capulet.”



©: virmaapi
“My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.”



©: akariikari
“This bud of love, by summer’s ripening breath,
May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet.”



©: Arzar Zarz
“It was the lark, the herald of the morn,
No nightingale: look, love, what envious streaks
Do lace the severing clouds in yonder east:
Night’s candles are burnt out, and jocund day
Stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops.
I must be gone and live, or stay and die.”



©: Arzar Zarz
“Sweet, so would I:
Yet I should kill thee with much cherishing.
Good night, good night! parting is such
sweet sorrow,
That I shall say good night till it be morrow.”



©: Arzar Zarz
“Thus with a kiss I die.”



©: Arzar Zarz
“Give me my Romeo, and, when he shall die,
Take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night,
And pay no worship to the garish sun.”



©: Arzar Zarz
“So dear I love him that with him,
All deaths I could endure.
Without him, live no life.”



©: Arzar Zarz
“Sleep dwell upon thine eyes, peace in thy breast!
Would I were sleep and peace, so sweet to rest!
Hence will I to my ghostly father’s cell,
His help to crave, and my dear hap to tell.”



©: Arzar Zarz
“For never was a story
of more woe [t]han this of Juliet and her Romeo.”



Quotations from “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespear

Let’s weave a photo carpet together!

Take part in creating the love story of the future!

Beloved Futures is a virtual exhibition that is produced by creative collaboration. The culmination of the exhibition is a live performance that is carried out on the 23rd of May, 2013 at 15.00 – 16.30 at Oulu Museum of Art (Kasarmintie 7). A virtual photo carpet, an image mosaic, is a significant part of the performance. The photo carpet is based on the classical tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet. This time, however, the story takes place in the future between a human and a cyborg, who communicate with each other through images.

Anyone is welcome to start weaving the carpet! Join the collaboration and have an effect on the outcome of the story! Feel the story when you’ll shoot the photos and let associations guide you. What do the existing photos at bring to your mind? Or what comes to your mind when you think of the classic love story? For more inspiration, visit our blog post Beloved Futures. You may include digital images or digital videos, or write short texts and poems.

Join the creative weaving process and take part in creating the love story of the future! Maybe, this time, the story won’t end up as tragically as William Shakespeare’s original work…

How to participate?

  1. Take a photo or a videoclip with your mobile phone or a tablet.
  2. If you wish, you may enhance the photo with photo editing tools.
  3. Upload the image to a social media service (Instagram, Twitter, Google+ or Vine) and tag the image with a hashtag #belovedfutures. You may also tag texts and poems accordingly if you wish.
  4. If all went well your image will appear on Internet at
  5. Join the live happening, if possible, on May 23rd 2013 at 15.00 – 16.30 at Oulu Museum of Art.

Terms of use:

By downloading an image to the photo carpet, you will give your permission to use your image in the performance. Using the images in any other occasion is not allowed without your permission. You may edit or remove the images whenever you want.

For more information, please contact:

Ari +358 44 0330333


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