Video poetry combines text, images and sound in different ways. Some of Ian’s videos have been part of his live performances. Others are digital works that explore the limits of language. Several have been published on-line. accidentals (recalculated) was a finalist in the 2016 Carbon Culture Poetry Film contestsensurious was short-listed for the Red Room Company New Shoots Poetry Prize 2016, while situs inversus and catclaws were selected for screening at the 5th International Video Poetry Festival, Athens, 2016. Canine was selected as an official entry in the 2017 Juteback Potery Film Festival (USA).

Ian also has contributed videos to art-science installations including Not Absolute, The Microscope Project, Floribunda and, most recently, Body of Evidence, which commissioned two of Ian’s video works for the Adelaide Convention Centre. 42nds was commissioned as a public art work, projected in Rundle Mall, Adelaide, by Adelaide City Council and the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT).

To see all Ian’s videos, click on the vimeo button. Click here for a listing of what has been shown where.


If you are interested in video poems more broadly, check out Moving Poems (which has featured several of mine!).


Rearrangements was originally performed at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival Fringe in 2013 with Kerryn Tredrea, Tracey Korsten and Cindy Macdonald. The first poem in the sequence won the Friendly Street Poets 2014 Satura Prize.


Bayside Reporter was published in Australian Poetry Members Anthology, 2014 and selected for Moving Poems: the best poetry videos on the web.


Editor’s Selection was published in Overland Photonic, 2014.


SPSS was published in Cordite Poetry Review, 2015.


Cataplexy was published in e•ratio 21


Some of Ian’s videos from the not absolute project are here.