• Mauritz TISTELÖ, Sweden

Mauritz TISTELÖ, Sweden

Born in 1967, lives and works in Gothenburg.

Mauritz Tistelö is a poetry-performance artist. He is working in the space where the physical act and the spoken word meets. When the spoken word and the body action don´t fit into each other, or don´t fit into the known image or the social context, this form of living poetry that Mauritz call poetryperfomance is created. "I´m interesting in when you say something and do another thing, I see it as a way to escape the present code or a possibility to change the so called real situation."  Mauritz often involves other people in his work. It´s surprising, political, painful poetry with a daily life humor. Mauritz is the organizer of the Absurd Festival for poetryperformance in Gothenburg and a member of the performance group Ahoi.

Tistelö graduated in from the Art Academy of Gothenburg, Sweden. He has been participating in art exibitions, spoken word festivals, poetry and performance festivals in many places in Sweden, as well as in Finland.

Presented with the generous support of the Embassy of Sweden, Beijing.