Three of my videos – dog daze, future perfect and hexapod – have been selected for screening at the 2020 REELpoetry/Houston TX International Poetry Film Festival, showing in Houston, Texas, 24-26th January, 2020. The Festival is screening cinepoetry, mini-documentaries and videopoems from local, national and international poets and filmmakers, with panels, workshops & more. Featured guests include Dave Bonta, founder of Moving Poems, which has featured many of my videos over the last few years.
I was very excited to attend the 8th International Video Poetry Festival in Athens in December 2019. On the first night, I did a live spoken word performance with my video floodtide; my video future perfect was screened; and another video Game Over – Grand Final Edition was shown as part of a collection curated by Marie Craven. On the second day, I took part in an extended symposium / workshop on how we make video poems, and then performed some of my own poems as part of the multi-media concert that night. The whole Festival was an amazing and inspirational experience!
Click here for a summary / review of the Festival.
My video homeless is an Official Selection in the CODEC 5th International Festival of Experimental Film and Video, showing in Mexico City 25-30th November!
My video dog days is an official selection in the Artists’ Film Category of the Aesthetica Short Film Festival in York, UK. It will be screened on Thursday 7th and Saturday 9th November (yes, twice!). Here is a little interview I did for it…
Generated out of the AGITATE:21C collaboration, using a single video sample each from Sylvia Toy St Louis, Camelia Mirescu, Patrick King, and Ian Gibbins with audio samples from Sylvia Toy St Louis and Camelia Mirescu. The video was processed with Isadora 3 and Final Cut Pro X, and the audio was processed in Logic Pro X. No material other than the samples was used.
The title “let me go” comes from an auditory illusion of coherent speech created from part of a processed audio sample that repeats throughout the piece.
“these are the days that were the days that would be the days…”
… on the road, the long way home, with chrome and flashing lights and the danger of landscapes passing all too quickly… what did we see? what did we imagine? how will it end when control is lost?
My video these days was short-listed for the 2019 Film Poetry Competition sponsored by Poetry Film Live and was shown as part of The Big Poetry Weekend in Swindon, UK, on 4th October, 2019. The shortlist of 12 was selected from over 200 international entries.
During our recent visit to Sweden, I did an impromptu recording session of poetry with musician / artist Frédéric Iriarte [UNIC6 Electroacoustic Universal Art Music]. Frédéric then composed and played backing tracks for the poems. This is a very different approach compared to my usual style. There also are some interesting conversations in the mix…