Poetry + Video: a touring program, curated by Marie Craven, is an hour-long collection surveying diverse contemporary expressions of poetry in video. A wide range of approaches includes: screen adaptations of page poetry, prose poetry, animations, poetry from found text and media, poetic cinema, text-on-screen, and spoken word. The program is designed to be highly portable, and easily obtainable on request to screening spaces in any location. It is available for small to medium-sized venues in Australia and other places during 2019/2020.
I’m very pleased to have my video Game Over: Grand Final Edition as part of this program.
The premiere screening will be on 4 May, 2019 at Garden Gallery, Murwillumbah, Australia. See the program itinerary for more details.
StylusLit is an Australian, bi-annual online literary journal, publishing poetry, short fiction, novel excerpts, creative non-fiction, interviews and reviews. I had the great pleasure of being interviewed by editor Rosanna Licari about my writing practice and its relation to video poetry and more. I also have a poem based on my experiences living in Los Angeles in the early 80s.
An excerpt of the interview was republished on the Moving Poemswebsite, along with an excerpt of another interview with video-poet Lucy English.
My video poem HEXAPOD has been published in Atticus Review, a daily online journal that publishes fiction, poems, and creative nonfiction, as well as graphic art, mixed media, music essays, and, on occasion, blog posts, interviews, and non-traditional book reviews. It’s also been presented on Moving Poems weekly digest.
UPDATE! After two sell-out shows and 5 star reviews, Alison Paradoxx presents Floral Peroxideat The Libertine by Louis will have an encore performance on 17th March.Click here for more info and bookings.
I’m doing a bunch of gigs with some truly fabulous performers in and around the Adelaide Fringe Festival during February! It would be great to see you there. Each one will be different!!
In case you miss the previous event, or want some more, this time with singer-songwriters Khristian Mizzi and Nick West… I’m doing another extended set of poems. Click here for info and bookings.
Saturday 16th February, 7:00 – 9:30pm @ Broadcast Bar, Adelaide.
Paroxysm Press – The Showcase Series: As part of this Fringe Event, I’m doing a multi-media spot along with five other performance / spoken word poets, showcasing the best of hard-hitting, entertaining writing. With Caroline Reid, Heather McGinn, Heather Taylor-Johnson, Kami, and Sean Williams, all brought together by Kerryn Tredrea. Click here for more info and bookings.Click here for the Facebook event.
Saturday / Sunday 23rd/24th February, 8:30 – 9:30pm @ The Libertine by Louis, Stepney
Alison Paradoxx presents Floral Peroxide: Join 2016 SA Poetry Slam Champion, Alison Paradoxx, in a dynamic live display of performance poetry, film, electronic soundscapes, movement, and visual art. Evocative, challenging, ‘Floral Peroxide’ explores the paradoxes of disability, and the societal desire to ‘fix’ the broken self. I’m doing the surtitles / captioning for this show. Click here for more info and tickets.
The 7th International Video Poetry Festival featuring 100 video artists and poets from 26 countries runs in Athens 14th December 2018. I’m delighted to have three vids selected for screening in the Festival – osteoporosis,BLUE MOON, and accidentals (recalculated) – alongside many others whose work I admire. Click on the links to see them, or watch them below…
A Skeleton of Desire was published by Garron Publishing in October 2018 as part of their Southern-Land Poets Chapbook series.
It contains 10 poems that are mostly based on the human body in various ways – the organisation of the bones in the arms, their muscles, their development, dysfunction and recovery. Much of the imagery is derived from re-interpreting the original meanings of the latin names for body parts, diseases, and the environment they exist within.
Most of these poems have been previously published, with the five cardinal signs of inflammation and High Dependency originally appearing in the Medical Journal of Australia. Sensurious (Works on Paper) is derived from texts accompanying an exhibition of drawings by Judy Morris that were then used to create a video which was shortlisted for the Red Room Company / Royal Botanic Gardens New Shoots Poetry Prize, 2016. Dial Tone was awarded third place in the University of Canberra Health Poetry Prize 2017. No Glutamate is based on a scientific paper published with Judy Morris and our colleagues about the underlying neural pathways mediating pain.
A Skeleton of Desire
Sensurious (Works on Paper)
the five cardinal signs of inflammation
Compendium of Acquisitive Myology
My video-poem dog daze was an official selection for the 2018 Film and Video Poetry Symposium running in Los Angeles 26-29 April 2018 and ended up winning Best Video Poem!! It also won Honorable Mention for Best Animation and was screened at the Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival 2018 (Worcester, MA, USA, 2018).
The video is constructed from sequences and stills taken around the Adelaide CBD. Each scene is animated using a complex series of layers and effects, some of which I made myself. The soundtrack was originally developed as a tribute to David Bowie’s Diamond Dogs for an event organised by Adelaide’s own Paroxysm Press.