R. Henry Nigl

1. Shout Art

Shout Art, as a structurally distinct artform, was created by the artist Henry Nigl during the early 1980's. As far as is known there is no other poetic or performance form like this. The format/structure of a 'Shout'is specific. A 'Shout' is typically non-ryhming, (but can be rythmical),double entendre with a conflicted, unexpect and abrupt ending phrase or word. Performance is a significant component of the form and often included props-both stationary and animated-and electronica (audio/video/projections). Music, as such, was provided by various automatic contrivances including oscillating fans tied to chimes and breeze driven curtains. The artist is still actively involved in this limited 'genre' and has recently produced five new performances.