video art

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dog daze (2017, dur: 4:03) Video poem …
•  official selection, Artist’s Film section Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2019 (York, UK, November, 2019)
•  official selection and winner Best Video Poem2018 Film and Video Poetry Symposium (Los Angeles, 26-29 April, 2018);
•  Honorable Mention for Best Animation and screened at Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival 2018 (Worcester, MA, USA, 2018).
•  screened at Brave New World: performance-poetry-film (Plymouth, UK, 31st May, 2018);
•  screened at the 6th International Video Poetry Festival (Athens, January, 2018).
•  screened at the 2019 Film and Video Poetry Society Symposium in Moscow, Cinema Kosmos, Moscow (Russia, July 2019);
•  screened at the 2019 Newlyn Short Film Festival (UK, April, 2019); 
•  screened at Grindhouse iii @ Zoetrope (Bolton, UK, June, 2019);
•  Honorable Mention in Experimental Forum Film and Video Art Festival (Los Angeles, July, 2019);
•  screened at Something Unexpected, The Wreckers Live (Goolwa, August, 2019);
•  featured in Judging the First Atticus Videopoetry Contest by Marie Craven, Moving Poems Magazine (January 26, 2019);
•  text published in Solid Air: Australian and New Zealand Spoken Word (eds David Stavanger & Anne-Marie Te Whiu, UQP, 2019).

these days (2018, dur: 3:40) Video poem …
•  short-listed for 2019 Film Poetry Competition, Poetry Film Live;
•  screened at The Big Poetry Weekend (Swindon, UK, October, 2019).

with my eyes closed => imaginary midline (2009, dur: 8:39) Video selected for screening at The Wrong – Epicentre (Centre del Carme, Valencia, Spain (2019).

future perfect (2019, dur: 4:32) Video poem with text …
•  published in e•ratio 28 (2019);
•  Honorable Mention in Experimental Forum Film and Video Art Festival (Los Angeles, July, 2019).

Birds of Öland (2019, dur: 6:44) Experimental documentary, screened at Kino Klub Split: Short(s) Petting, powered by AGITATE:21C (Split, Croatia, October, 2019).

Vocem Video (2019, dur: 65:31) Animated text from Sean Williams’ Impossible Music (Allen & Unwin, 2019) with audio by Sean Williams …
•  screened at the official launch of Impossible Music (Adelaide, June 2019).

BLUE MOON (2017, dur: 4:55) Video poem …
•  unofficial selection, screened at West End Film Festival (Brisbane, June 2019).
•  screened at 7th International Video Poetry Festival (Athens, 2018);
•  selected for Moving Poems weekly digest (March, 2018);
•  soundtrack broadcast as part of Cose Cosmiche: Sound creations inspired by the Universe, 24 hour broadcast (Milan, 2018).

unvoiced (2019, dur: 4:00) Video poem …
•  published with text in non-compliant 01: censorship (2019).

42nds (2017, dur: 0:45) Video poem …
•  commissioned public art projection video loop for WORD!  Adelaide City Council and Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT); projected nightly in Rundle Street, Adelaide, May – July 2017; re-screened April, 2018;
•  Water Screen LaserVision projection as part of HybridWorld Adelaide 2018 (Adelaide Riverbank, 20-22 July 2018).
•  commissioned display at the Adelaide Festival Centre digital screens (King William Road, Adelaide, April, 2019).

SPSS (2015, dur: 3:35) Video poem …
•  published in Cordite 50, No Theme IV (2015);
•  shortlisted and screened at the Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival 2017 (Worcester, MA, USA, 2017).
•  commissioned display at the Adelaide Festival Centre digital screens (Festival Theatre Main Foyer, Adelaide, April, 2019).

floodtide (2019, dur: 8:00) Animated video …
•  screened with live spoken word, Paroxysm Press: Showcase Series, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Broadcast Bar, Adelaide (February, 2019);
• Honorable Mention in Experimental Forum Film and Video Art Festival (Los Angeles, July, 2019);
• long listed for Byron Bay International Film Festival 2019;
• selected for Moving Poems (USA, August, 2019).

Game Over: Grand Final Edition (2015, dur: 3:15) Animated video poem …
•  published with animated GIF in otoliths 40 (2016).
•  selected for Poetry + Video: a touring program curated by Marie Craven (Australia / International, 2019/2020) showing in:
•  The Garden Gallery (Murwillumbah, May, 2019);
•  The Wrong: Digital Arts & Culture Biennale (online, November, 2019);
•  Ball State University (Muncie, Indiana, USA, November, 2019);
•  Ó Bhéal Winter Warmer Poetry Festival (Cork, Ireland, November, 2019);
•  8th International Video Poetry Festival (Athens, December, 2019);
•  Kino Klub Split (Split, Croatia, December, 2019).

hexapod (2018, dur: 4:23) Video poem …
• published in Atticus Review (USA, February 8, 2019);
•  shortlisted and screened at 5th Ó Bhéal Poetry-Film Competition (Cork, Ireland, 2017).
•  screened at the 6th International Video Poetry Festival (Athens, January, 2018).
•  selected for Moving Poems weekly digest (USA, February 2019);
•  selected for Zebra Poetry Film Festival facebook page (Germany, May 2019);
•  long listed for Byron Bay International Film Festival 2019.

osteoporosis (2018, dur: 3:25) Video poem …
•  shortlisted and screened at First Newlyn International Film Festival (UK, 6-8 April, 2018).;
•  screened at 7th International Video Poetry Festival (Athens, 2018);
•  screened at Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival 2018 (Worcester, MA, USA, 2018).

accidentals (recalculated) (2016, dur: 4.05) Video poem …
•  screened at 7th International Video Poetry Festival (Athens, 2018);
•  screened at 17 Days (Day 9, Vol. 10) at The Bret Llewellyn Art Gallery, Alfred State College, NY (USA; August 28 – September 19, 2017);
•  screened at Atrium Gallery, Western Michigan University (USA; November 6, 2017 – April 29, 2018);
•  selected for Moving Poems weekly digest (USA, February, 2017).

with my eyes closed: bluescreen (2009, dur: 4:16) posted in Photodust (2018).

cat claws (2016, dur: 4:19) Video poem …
•  published in Bareknuckle Poet Journal of Letters (May, 2018);
•  screened at 5th International Video Poetry Festival (Athens, 2016).

heist (2017, dur: 8:00) Video poem …
•  screened at the 6th International Video Poetry Festival, Athens, January, 2018;
•  selected for Moving Poems Weekly Digest (USA, January, 2018).

12 Sights of the Sea (vocal version)  (2016, dur: 3:51) Video poem …
•  selected for Moving Poems weekly digest (USA, October 2017);
•  text published in Cordite 45: Silence (2014).

20/20 Scope (2018, dur: 31:19) and Page Turning (2014, dur: 63:34). Video installations with Catherine Truman and Deb Jones. Catherine Truman: No Surface Holds, Jam Factory, Adelaide (July – September, 2017, then touring nationally through 2018/2019).

The Inexplicable Hardness of Things (2017, dur: 2:25). Video poem …
•  published with text in Verity La (June, 2017);
•  selected for Moving Poems weekly digest (USA, July, 2017).

canine (2017, dur: 2:29) Video poem …
•  official selection for the 2017 Juteback Poetry Film Festival (Colarado, USA, 2017);
•  selected for Moving Poems weekly digest (USA, June 2017)

bayside reporter (2014, dur 4:08) Video poem …
 published in Australian Poetry Members Anthology 3 (2014).
•  selected for Moving Poems weekly digest (January 2017).

Situs Inversus Viscerum Totalis (2016, vocal version, dur: 6:11) Video poem …
•  screened at 5th International Video Poetry Festival, Athens, 2016.

Situs Inversus (2016, dur: 3:18) Commissioned video projection onto window wall at Adelaide Convention Centre. Part of Body of Evidence installation, curated by Carollyn Kavanagh, Adelaide Convention Centre, June 2016.

Situs Inversus Viscerum Totalis. (2016, dur: 6:11) Commissioned video for large scale LED display. Part of Body of Evidence installation, curated by Carollyn Kavanagh, Adelaide Convention Centre, June 2016.

Sensurious (2016, dur: 4:39) Video poem featuring drawings by Judy Morris …
•  short listed for Red Room Company New Shoots Poetry Prize (published with text, 2017).

open home. (2016, dur: 3:04) Video poem…
•  published with text in Uneven Floor (2016);
•  screened at Adelaide Fringe Festival, Tuxedo Cat, Adelaide, March, 2014;
•  screened at Queensland Poetry Festival 2014, Judith Wright Centre, Brisbane, August, 2014.

Looking and Seeing. (2015, dur: 16 min) Documentary as part of Floribunda, a collaborative exhibition featuring drawings by Judy Morris and text by Ian Gibbins. Hahndorf Academy, Hahndorf, South Australia, 13 June – 26 July, 2015.

cataplexy (2014, dur: 3:39). Video poem …
•  published with text in e•ratio 21 (2014);
•  screened at Adelaide Fringe Festival, Tuxedo Cat, Adelaide, March, 2014;
•  screened at Queensland Poetry Festival 2014, Judith Wright Centre, Brisbane, August, 2014.

editor’s selection. (2014, dur: 1:29) Video poem published in Overland: photonic (2014).

Paroxysm Showcase. Five video poems (2014, total dur: 15:00) screened and performed at Adelaide Fringe Festival. Tuxedo Cat, Adelaide, March, 2014.

Conditions of Use (2014, dur: 1:31), True Crime (2014, dur: 4:32) and Lifelines 1.1 (2014, dur: 3:30) screened as part of How to Write, Poet-in-Residence project at Adelaide City Library, Adelaide, March, 2014. True Crime text published in Australian Poetry Members Anthology 4 (2015).

The Interference Effect, Parts 1 and 2. (2014, dur: 15:00 each). Nine video poems screened and performed in two sequences at Queensland Poetry Festival 2014. Judith Wright Centre, Brisbane, August, 2014.

Page Turning (2014, dur: 63:00) and JEOL JSM-35C (2014, dur: 26:00). Video loop installations as parts of The Microscope Project, an art-science collaboration with Catherine Truman, Deb Jones, Angela Valamanesh and Nicholas Folland, curated by Fiona Salmon and Madeline Reece. Flinders University City Gallery, Adelaide, 26th July – 21st September, 2014.

Rearrangements. (2013, dur: 10:00) Video poem version  of stage projection (dur: 50:48) that formed part of Arrangements, poetry and music performed with Tracey Korsten, Kerryn Tredrea and Cindy Macdonald, Adelaide Cabaret Fringe Festival. The Wordbox, Adelaide, May and June, 2013. The text of Rearrangement 1 won the 2014 Satura Prize.

Anatomy and Imagination. Two video poems, Abbess Chiara, Montefalco, 1308 (2010, dur: 3:00) and The Boy With Two Bodies (2010, dur: 7:34), performed in Anatomy and Imagination, a public lecture at The Royal Institution, Australia, Adelaide, May, 2010.

With My Eyes Closed. Three video loop installations (2009, dur: 25:00 each) as parts of Not Absolute, an art-science collaboration with Catherine Truman, Judy Morris, Gabriella Besetto, Vicki Clifton and Rachel Burgess, curated by Janice Lally. Flinders University City Gallery, Adelaide, 24th July – 27th September, 2009.

bluescreen (2009, dur: 4:16), girl talk (2009, dur: 1:35), and greater than (2009, dur: 2:01) from With My Eyes Closed, selected and screened in the Moving Image Program, South Australian Living Artists Festival (SALA), Adelaide, September, 2009.