NXT creatives

Billy Dante

The CIT Crawford College of Art and Design

A poem dedicated to the past, spoken for the future.

A poem dedicated to the past, spoken for the future is a solo performance piece by the artist. It consists of a live reading directed to one spectator at a time in an otherwise empty, entirely dark lecture theatre save for a single light shining above the podium. Billy Dante delivers the poems in a haunting, emotionless state. He is a conduit from which the words pour, anonymised by white face paint. The video of the performance is deliberately constructed so that sound and image are disjointed.