Birds of Öland screened in Croatia

My little video of birds we saw on the island of Öland off the coast of Sweden earlier in 2019 has been picked up to be screened at Klub Kino Split in Split, Croatia on 4th October 2019.

The video is part of a monthly series run by Klub Kino which has been running as a non-profit organisation active since 1952, with the aim of developing audiovisual culture and arts and providing space, technical and production resources for educational purposes and production, screenings and presentation of cultural and artistic content. The program is organised by Darko Duilo and this screening evolved out of the activities of a new international group promoting experimental and avant-garde cinema, video and other arts, AGITATE:21CClick here for more.

these days short-listed for 2019 Film Poetry Competition

“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 has been short-listed for the 2019 Film Poetry Competition sponsored by Poetry Film Live and will be 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.

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…

Vocem Video: a video interpretation of Impossible Music by Sean Williams

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.