Thursday, February 16, 2006

Sergio Badilla Castillo:
The founder of the transrealistic poetry

Ross Arkin

At the end of the Eighties, the Chilean poet, Sergio Badilla Castillo, born in Valparaiso in 1947, began to give outline to the poetic transrealism, based on the fictive proposal of the American writer, Rudy Rucker.

At this time Badilla Castillo began to fracture the idea of temporality in his texts making use of tangible elements as uchrony, term acquired by Rucker and Badilla, from Bazon Brock who invented the utterance from the word Utopia by changing the expression "topos" (meaning place) by the term "chronos" (meaning time). "Uchrony" is non-time, the release from the flow of time, leaving the time succession which certify perpetuity, which is all at once an important factor of a narcisstic conduct, in need of a egocentric inherited driving force for reliability dischronism ( timing defect when you as entity takes time to adapt to new time reality) , parachronism (meditated errors of chronology) and using the Space Fractal as contextual constituent.

In an interview given by Badilla Castillo to the Mexican magazine, Nexus, he indicated that the last and first moment of the creator always is tied to the total glance, that is to say, the fractal instant, where the time does not have fissures, or rather, it tends to be unigenic. Hence forward he will say that dimensions change and multiplied, thinking on Einstein's theory on time-space conjunction.

When we speak on temporality’s break, it is frequent that someone should say that, generally, the poets do that recurrently, nevertheless, they do not interlace these ruptures among themselves, as Sergio Badilla Castillo does, when he situates a poetic fact at three or four temporalities at the same time, and even so reserve to himself the idea or emergence of complementarity emptiness and its representation as a chaos’ espeleologic graphic.

During his poetic maturity and considering his influential alter ego Badilla Castillo, is considered the Spanish speaking poet with a noticeable Nordic influence, from the Finnish poets, Edith Södergran, Elmer Diktonius, Paavo Haavikko, Pentti Saarikoski and the Swedish Gunnar Ekelöf, Tomas Tranströmmer and Lars Gustafsson.

While he lived in exile he belonged to the writers meeting Taller of Stockholm, and of the Pelican International Group of Arts and founded the literary magazines North Pole and Pacion.


Blogger Poesía Transreal said...

I'm very interested in Badilla's poetry. How can I get in touch with him?

Melanie Brosing

8:23 AM  
Blogger Scardi said...

Uchronia is a term coined by Charles Bernard Renouvier and later adapted by Bazon Brock.

3:23 AM  
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