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SHOUT ART AND POETRY (WAV & MP3) 
Excerpts from the Maine Public Radio series: 
"The Sound of Art," hosted by Mark Melnicove, 1983 
Copyright Maine Public Radio

'Shout Art': An Introduction WAV

"The Beaches Are Flesh,"  A 'Shout' WAV

Some thoughts about 'Shouts' WAV

The 'Self' and 'Shouts' WAV

Inspiration
WAV

The 'Original Shout'
WAV
 

POETRY -- PERFORMANCES

Borborygmous * 1983
*"bor-be-'rig-mes : a rumbling sound made by gas 
in the intestines - A performance poem accompanied 
by an oscillating electric fan, dangling microphone 
and triangle.

Paper Effacer, 1983
A performance poem accompanied  by an oscillating 
electric fan, dangling microphone and triangle.
 

PERFORMANCES -- PHOTOS

A.  Ghost Dance, University of Maine, Farmington, Maine "The bundle of multicolored sticks were thrown into the audience, one stick at a time."

B.  "Dew Laps Night Into Day," Patten Free Library,   Bath, Maine - "Background: Hanging sheets blown by
oscillating electic fan with slide projection" Photograph, Copyright Mark Melnicove

C.  Preparation for "Dew Laps Night Into Day" Site 
Specific installation, prior to performing 'Mount Battie 
Shout,' Camden Hills State Park, Camden,  Maine  Photograph, Copyright Pat and Tony Owen

D.   Dew Laps Night Into Day, Performance and 
Video, Maine Festival, Bowdoin College, Brunswick,  Maine - Performance poetry and video of an animated dancer. Shot at Pemaquid Point, Pemaquid State Park, Maine - 
Photograph, Copyright Stephen Nichols
 

OBSERVATION

“My recent work, 2003-2006, returned to figurative subjects and  lyrical dualists themes, subjects which I had  explored in the early-nineteen eighties. 

I was doing some performance art/poetry in and around  Brunswick, Maine and the Maine Festival at that time 
and originated the performance/poetry form ‘Shout Art.’  Typically, ‘Shouts’ consisted of three to four lines of  double-entendre punctuated by a loud shout at the end. 
 

Copyright R. Henry Nigl