“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.
Sean Williams’ new book Impossible Music (Allen & Unwin, 2019) tells the story of a young musician who becomes deaf, and how he overcomes this dramatic change to his life. Vocem Video is a long video based on that work that was screened at the book’s launch in Adelaide (28th June, 2019).
The text follows the order of Impossible Music, chapter by chapter, and the underlying audio is from sound files that Sean made many years ago. The animations are triggered by various components of audio files: frequency, volume, time code, modulated to varying degrees by random number generators, sine waves, and more. The sequence of the audio files follows Sean’s numerical file names.
Most of the video realisation … Click here for more.
My video, BLUE MOON, inspired by David Bowie, Arthur C Clarke / Stanley Kubrick and the Pioneer 10 / 11 space probes to the moons of Jupiter and Saturn, will be screened at a community screening event as part of the Westend Film Festival in Brisbane (29th June, 2019).