Festival of Hope / 15 May 2020

I'm Sheltering From a Storm


Everything will be good again. We will shelter from a storm.

Under the sky of a dome.

There we shall find our refuge and our relief.

And someone shall come and take away our sorrow, so that everything will be good again.

There shall be tranquillity under the roof of the sky.

We seek the endless sky where our prayers are like mantras, like the murmur of the sea.

And everything will be good again.

text © Martina Straková: from the poetry collection Postcards from Invisible Places, Ars Poetica, 2019)

English translation © John Minahane

Illustrations © Martina Straková

VO recordings: Martina Straková

Sound: Jaroslav Rozsíval

Music © Kornel Kabele

Graphic & music creative concept & overall visual video production © Zden Hlinka

Created for the Festival of Hope, 2020

Martina Straková studied cultural sciences and graduated from the Comenius University in Bratislava. Later she received scholarships at leading German universities and her PhD title in Philosophy. Since 2013, she has been co-organizing the International Poetry Festival Ars Poetica, where she holds a free creative writing workshop offered to the public as a stable part of the festival program. She is dedicated to writing poetry, fairy tales for children, painting and artistic translation from/to German and English language. She debuted with her poetry collection Postcards from Invisible Places (Pohľadnice z neviditeľných miest, Ars Poetica, 2019). She lives and works in Bratislava.

For more info click: https://www.versopolis-poetry.com/poet/244/martina-strakova

Zden Hlinka is both a software developer and a digital artist. The development of a program creating visuals in live context was one of his long-term activities. He is active in producing digital art that is open to progressive technologies and new creative challenges. Currently he is focusing on reworking his trademark visual algorithms for motion graphic market. He got worldwide recognition for his crypto puzzles, combinations of art, codes and mathematics. His crypto puzzles are digital art pieces holding a sequence of a secrets leading to crypto currency wallet for the first one being able to solve it.

For more info click: http://zd3n.com/