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…
future perfect is another experiment in seeing how far we can reduce language to its core elements and still have some semblance of legibility… strip off the prefixes and suffixes, get rid of articles and modifiers, ask a text-to-speech algorithm to read it…
My video dog daze is being screened at the Cinema Kosmos in Moscow as part of the 2019 Film and Video Poetry Society Symposium on 14 July 2019. Click here to see details of the event as well as other international events as part of this year’s symposium.
In June, dog daze also screened at Grindhouse iii Film Festival @ Zoetrope in Bolton, UK.