Cecília Erismann

Poetry and Philosophy

Manifesta Biennale, Zurich.

‘A poetic encounter – or on preferring to’ at the Cabaret Voltaire on the 19.08.2016!


Based on the text of Cecilia Erismann, the performance is a music, poetry and video improvisation. Happening in dialogue between these areas – the artistic process expressing itself on the encounter.

Screenshot 2016-08-09 18.16.08

Flow –

The ultimate goal in life should never be to arrive, but to keep on going… We never know what is waiting for us at the end of the road – but we can always know how the next step could look like. Embrace your true nature, let it be and let it go, flow. Take a chance, make a change. Go. Knowing that does not matter what happens to you, you will always get what you needed to get and what you have desired for – we are always lucky enough to find all that we needed to find in order to keep on growing, to keep on going. This life is the most beautiful school one could apply for – and it is for free, and it is for all, and it has all the different colors, shapes, knowledge. Don’t waste it feeling sorry for the bad things that happened to you or the bad people that you needed to cross on your way. Be thankful for them, for in the end of the day, they are our biggest gifts. Without them, we would never be able to practice our true love, show our brightest light or have a deeper understanding of what does it means to be alive, what does it mean to be life’s manifestation.


Life, for us, should be the biggest gift we expect to find every early morning and every late night. In between one billion pieces of wood, there are always those ones that would allow us to build our bridges in direction of our dreams and in connection with our beloved ones.





Bus Poem – this is not a poem, this is Cecilia Erismann. A collaboration between Cecilia Erismann and Amjad Ali 

I wish – Echo

Sound: Flavius Andrei

Free Wishes Project

A collaborative project between HDI and Pauline Gras, Alessandra Figueiredo and Carla Erismann.

Video by Guillaume Lopez.


‘The changing is not a romantic act, it is a programming, re-programming the whole being and its developments, actions, relations, etc., where love is the main tool.’

The act of changing – and trusting in this change – has a reflection in each and every single aspects of life. It is like ‘stepping into our own flows and letting it go’ – ‘letting it go, without losing completely the control of what happens to and through us’.

12597102_10153218932571736_1496884843_oMermaid’s portrait by Nina Diez



Sometimes, life is silly.

Carry on – move on,

Wait there.


…Cause there is nothing better than the air,

And the beings that breathe it,




‘Il n’y a rien de mieux que l’air,

Et les êtres qui y respirent’,

On time –


…We would have consumed all that was,

Without even noticing,

We would have go through all the eternities that lies between our several times zones,


One day,


We will arrive in that simplicity,

That lies in the pure donation of the being– trust.


… There is no dust in-between full hearts.




Photo by Joaquin Aras