Mauritz Tistelö (1967 in Umeå) who lives and works in Gothenburg as a poetry performance artist. He is working in the space where the physical act and the spoken word meets. When the spoken word and the body act don´t fit into each other, or don´t fit into the known image or the social context, this form of living poetry that Mauritz call poetry performance creates. “I´m interesting in when you say something and do another thing, I see it as a way to escape the present code or a possibility to change the so called real situation.” Mauritz often involves other people in his work, it´s surprising, political, painful poetry whit daily life humor. Mauritz is organizer of Absurd Festival for poetry performance in Gothenburg and a member of the performance group Ahoi. Tistelö graduated in Free Art from the Academy of Valand Gothenburg, and has been following education at the Biskops-Arnö writer’s school. He has been participating in art exhibitions, spoken word festivals, poetry and performance festivals in many places in Sweden, as well as in Finland and further abroad at Bejing Live and Peking.