Amor de Clarice

Amor de Clarice

The poem Amor de Clarice is based on excerpts from the short-story "Amor," by Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector. The poem is animated text that can be clicked and dragged by the reader, with sounds assigned to the words. In these poems, the original text (the hypotext) is also present, as a multilayered but static background. The use of text, image, video and sound can be found in this poem, aiming at the promotion of processuality (the incompleteness of an open-work); interactivity (wreading and re-writing of previous texts); hypermediality (integration and multimedia convergence); and networking (interaction, collaboration).

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Author description: Following Genette's forms of paratextuality, the process of quoting or re-writing in this poem involves a hypotext - the antecedent literary text (Clarice Lispector's "Amor") - and a hypertext, that which imitates the hypotext (the poem "Amor de Clarice"). Both hypotext and hypertext were performed and recorded by Nuno M. Cardoso, and later transcribed within Flash, where the author completed the integration of sound, animation, and interactivity. Following the hypotext/hypertext ontology, there are two different types of poems. In half of them (available from the main menu, on the left), the main poem (the hypertext) appears as animated text that can be clicked and dragged by the reader, with sounds assigned to the words. In these poems, the original text (the hypotext) is also present, as a multilayered, visually appealing, but static background. The sound for these movies was created by Carlos Morgado using recordings with readings of the poem. In the other half of the poems (available from the main menu link on the right), the same animated hypertext/poem is present, but the hypotext in the background of the previous is replaced by video frames, animated and manipulated by Ana Carvalho. The sound files for these movies was designed by Luis Aly, integrating recordings with readings of the short-story.

Flash plugin required. Click on the words "INICIAR POEMA" on the bottom of the main presentation page. There are 52 poems that have an average duration of one minute each, and they can be browsed from the main menu, or, in both linear and random ways, using the icons on the top of each movie.

Previous publication/additional credits: R. Torres, et al. (2005) Amor de Clarice - Poema Hipermédia, CD-ROM multimédia, CD audio e livro, Ediões Universidade Fernando Pessoa.

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