Repatterning 5/1 · Jasmina Al-Qaisi April 23, 2023

Jasmina Al-Qaisi talks about poetic services and backwards walking, waves and utterances, archiving and abandoning, and subwoofers.

“I’m not thinking so much of visual and concrete poetry anymore […] I’m rather thinking about letters, words or objects, shadows. There are different things that could be a possible score; flexible, fluid or a matter of interpretation. It sounds a bit abstract, but it’s not so abstract actually, it’s a decision one takes. Just to give an example of what I mean in saying I’m thinking of writing with my voice.”

Jasmina Al-Qaisi

Jasmina Al-Qaisi

Jasmina Al-Qaisi is a writer for voice and paper, appearing sometimes in other forms, such as a walking scientist, the schnelle musikalische hilfe service, or as the only agent for the self-entitled-self-entitlement-office. Jasmina is as well listening with her hands and makes waves on free, independent, temporary, mobile radios and public radios writing with sound.


Repatterning is a series of talks about being turned inside out. It is about the experience of being radically upended, the work of dreaming, and the ghosts that travel along the way. Concentric circles rippling outwards from art, crisis, music, sickness, reinvention, mourning, renewal, collapse, and enchantment. Picking through the remnants and imagining what might emerge, as the grains of sand pile upwards, the hope drone swells, the gamelan chimes, and the distant bells peal.

Repatterning is available via RSS, and via Apple or Google, with occasional glimpses on social media.