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);
•  official selection 2020 International Screening of Experimental Films and Videopoems AT THE FRINGE international arts festival (Tranås, Sweden, October, 2020);
•  official selection, REELpoetry 2020 international poetry film festival (Houston, TX, January, 2020);
•  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 WE OPEN SPACE (Vienna, Austria, November, 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);
•  text performed at Adelaide Writers’ Week 2020, Hear Me Roar (March, 2020).

future perfect (2019, dur: 4:32) Video poem …
•  official selection, Cadence: Video Poetry Festival (Seattle, April, 2020);
•  official selection, FILE Electronic Language International Festival (Sao Paolo, August, 2020);
•  finalist, screened at 2020 Newlyn Short Film Festival (UK, April, 2020);
•  official selection, Carmarthen Bay Film Festival (Wales, May, 2020);
•  official selection, screened at 8th International Video Poetry Festival (Athens, December, 2019);
•  official selection, REELpoetry 2020 international poetry film festival (Houston, TX, January, 2020);
•  Honorable Mention in Experimental Forum Film and Video Art Festival (Los Angeles, July, 2019);
•  text published in e•ratio 28 (2019).

ISOLATION PROCEDURES (2020, dur: 6:22) Video poem …
•  featured in Moving Poems (USA, April, 2020);
•  selected for New Mediafest 1st Corona Festival and The Wake Up! Memorial (Cologne, Germany, April, 2020);
•  selected for Oblò TV (Cinéma Oblò, Lausanne, Switzerland, May 2020)
• selected for Life in the Time of COVID-19: Fragment 4 (July 2020).

after-image (2020, dur: 5:19) Video poem …
•  text published in e•ratio 29 (2020).

unvoiced (2019, dur: 4:00) Video poem …
•  official selection, FILE Electronic Language International Festival (Sao Paolo, August, 2020);
•  official selection, 2020 Newlyn Short Film Festival (UK, April, 2020);
•  published with text in non-compliant 01: censorship (2019).

colony collapse (2019, dur: 3:54) Video poem …
•  published in Verity La (February, 2020);
•  screened at Lyra ’20: Bristol Poetry Festival – Poetry and Climate (UK, March, 2020).

Leakage (2019, dur: 6:56) Video poem …
•  official selection and finalist nomination, Poetic Films, Carmarthen Bay Film Festival (Wales, May, 2020);
•  published in Verity La (October, 2019).

Situs Inversus Viscerum Totalis (2016, dur: 6:11) Video poem …
•  screened at 5th International Video Poetry Festival (Athens, 2016);
•  screened at VASTLab LiveScore, Burbank, CA, (May, 2020);
•  selected for Frame in Reference international film collection by Msivitagen / Astronaut Eye/ Matt T Helme (Italy-Greece-USA, July, 2020).

floodtide (2018, dur: 8:00) Animated video …
•  official selection, Carmarthen Bay Film Festival (Wales, May, 2020);
•  screened at Festival of Hope: A Global Virtual Poetry Initiative : Love – Power (Versopolis Review, Europe,
April, 2020);
•  screened on Channel 44 community television (through 2020);
•  official selection with honorable mention, screened with live spoken word, 8th International Video Poetry Festival (Athens, December, 2019);
•  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).

homeless (2017, dur: 4:18) Video poem …
•  official selection, screened at CODEC, 5th Festival Internacional de Cine Experimental y Video (Mexico City, November, 2019);
•  screened at WE OPEN SPACE (Vienna, Austria, November, 2019);
•  selected for CODEC on-line catalog (2020);
•  screened at Squat Betty Avant Garde Film Night, Resistance Gallery, Bethnal Green (London, January, 2020);
•  screened at Kino Klub Split (Split, Croatia, February, 2020).

A Captain’s (2019, dur: 5:29) Video poem …
•  official selection, Carmarthen Bay Film Festival (Wales, May, 2020);
•  screened at Kino Klub Split: Blending Perspectives, powered by AGITATE:21C (Split, Croatia, December, 2019);
•  text originally published as A Captain Cook in Transnational Literature 8.1 (2015).

let me go (2019, dur: 2:36) Video remix project …
•  released on AGITATE:21C (October, 2019);
•  official selection, Connect Video Art Festival (Ruskin, FL, April, 2020).

The Exclusion Principle (2020, dur: 4:26) Video poem …
•  text published in e•ratio 29 (2020).

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);
•  featured in Moving Poems  (USA, May, 2020).

hexapod (2018, dur: 4:23) Video poem …
•  published in Atticus Review (USA, February 8, 2019);
•  official selection, REELpoetry 2020 international poetry film festival (Houston, TX, January, 2020);
•  shortlisted and screened at 5th Ó Bhéal Poetry-Film Competition (Cork, Ireland, 2017);
•  screened at the 6th International Video Poetry Festival (Athens, January, 2018);
•  screened at Kino Klub Split: Short(s) Petting, powered by AGITATE:21C (Split, Croatia, November, 2019).
•  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.

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);
•  Unknown Pleasures: Australian Independent Cinema (Melbourne, October, 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)
•  The Word, South Shields (UK, March, 2020);
•  Festival of Hope: A Global Virtual Poetry Initiative (Versopolis Review, Europe,
April, 2020).

with my eyes closed : imaginary midline (2009, dur: 8:39) Video installation …
•  selected and screened at The Wrong – In Absentia (Italy, 2019/2020);
•  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.

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).

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).

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).

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) …Video installation
•  selected and posted in Photodust (2018);
•  selected and screened in the Moving Image Program, South Australian Living Artists Festival (SALA) (Adelaide, 2009);
•  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.

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). Video installation 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 (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 with performance, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Tuxedo Cat, Adelaide, March, 2014;
•  screened with performance, 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 with performance, 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, 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). Video loop installation with Catherine Truman and Deb Jones …
•  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;
• Catherine Truman: No Surface Holds, Jam Factory, Adelaide (July – September, 2017, then touring nationally through 2018/2019).

JEOL JSM-35C (2014, dur: 26:00). Video loop installation …
• 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;
• Flinders University Tonsley Campus (Adelaide, 2015).

Rearrangements. (2013, dur: 10:00) Video poem version of stage projection (dur: 50:48) in 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), screened and 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.

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.