META ´PATAPHYSICAL INTER​/​ACTIONS – a collaboration with Frédéric Iriarte

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…

dog daze in SOLID AIR

Solid Air: Australian and New Zealand Spoken Word, edited by David Stavanger and Anne-Marie Te Whiu is a really fabulous, unique collection just published by UQP. I’m delighted to have the text of my video poem dog daze included in the mix.

As the promo says, “Over the past decade, Spoken Word has established itself as a central part of contemporary Australian & New Zealand poetry. For the first time ever, these voices are transported from the stage to the page, captured in print so that the spoken-word experience can be shared with a new and broader audience.

Solid Air showcases the work of more than 100 performance poets – combining elements of slam, hip-hop and experimental performance poetry … Click here for more.

Interrogation in otoliths

My crime poem Interrogation is now out in otoliths 54. It is set-up in the form of a questionnaire. There are two different interactive versions of it as well, one made with SurveyMonkey, the other using WordPress plug-ins and CSS code. You might like to try an interactive version first…

Click here to read the text of Interrogation in otoliths.
Click here to try the Survey Monkey version.
Click here to try the WordPress version.

unvoiced in non-compliant 01: censorship

non-compliant is an amazing new project by Angelique Joy and Brent Leideritz bringing a wide range of subversive arts together. Existing at the intersection of culture, art, activism & thought leadership, non-compliant is a curated, quarterly publication available online & in-print.

My video, unvoiced, is one of the most extreme language manipulations I have done so far. Its source is the text of Articles 18-22 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. However, I have removed all the vowels, rendering the text unvoiced…

If you like what you see, please consider supporting non-compliant via the links below.

Click here to read more about unvoiced in non-compliant.

Click here to see more about non-compliant issue 01: censorship.

42nds and SPSS screen at Adelaide Festival Centre

42nds screening outside the Adelaide Festival Centre, King William Road

Two of my videos 42nds and SPSS were screened at the Adelaide Festival Centre during April 2019 as part of their Screening Artists program. 42nds was on a giant LED screen overlooking King William Road, one of Adelaide’s main thoroughfares, while SPSS was shown on a large LED screen in the main foyer of the Festival Theatre itself.

Click here for a link to the Adelaide Festival Centre info.

You can watch the videos themselves below.