Antonia Gangi is a writer and poet who likes to merge different mediums with her words. Whether that is mixed media, installation projections or incorporating other physical elements, she likes to push the boundaries of the traditional poetry form and experiment to reflect societal and technological advancements. Her work takes on a social justice angle as she writes about issues she is passionate about.
Gangi has a media and textiles background that is prevalent in her interest in combining mediums and appeal to a variety of audiences.
"Hope Forlorn" (2021)
"My piece 'Hope Forlorn' was inspired by a piece of plastic stuck in a tree. I noticed it in a quiet street which sparked self-reflection and delving into environmental injustice. I am from Naarm (Melbourne), Victoria where we have endured the toughest lockdown in the world, giving me time and angst to develop my thoughts further. I explored these themes in my poem and think it can resonate with a worldwide audience. I extended my practice further by adding sound to my work so that it occupies more space and is physically louder. I want it to overwhelm the audience, show the evolution of the poems journey as more abstract and all-encompassing, the mood changes as it's read."