A total eclipse of the moon, a blue moon, the second full moon in a month, a super moon, about as close as it ever gets to earth. Filmed from our front yard in Belair, South Australia, accompanied by our frogs (Crinia signifera) and a neighbour’s dog. The apparent movement of the moon is due to the rotation of the earth, here sped up by a factor of 3.
My video-poem heist was shown recently at the 6th International Video Poetry Festival in Athens and has attracted quite a bit of interest… but what’s going on here? It’s not really a narrative, at least not in the traditional sense, but it’s got something to do with banks and code and presumably illegal activities linking the two.
The video’s subtitle, RAID IV, that appears in the credits, is a key clue. A RAID array is way of setting up computer hard drives so that data are written simultaneously to more than one drive, providing a secure form of back-up in the case of disk failure. Hence Drives C, D and E should have copies of the same files, if … Click here for more.
My video-poem Hexapod was short-listed for the 2017 5th Ó Bhéal Poetry-Film Competition. There were 30 films on the short-list from 186 submissions from 29 countries. The films were shown as part of the IndieCork film festival on 15th October 2017. Click here to see the rest of the short-list.
A poem about a train journey, with a video to match…
“Our location indeterminate… ”
My video-poem, canine, was an official selection shown at the 2017 Juteback Poetry Film Festival held in Colorado, USA, 23rd June, and screened again in October, one of only two dedicated poetry film festivals in the USA.