Three of my videos – dog daze, future perfect and hexapod – have been selected for screening at the 2020 REELpoetry/Houston TX International Poetry Film Festival, showing in Houston, Texas, 24-26th January, 2020. The Festival is screening cinepoetry, mini-documentaries and videopoems from local, national and international poets and filmmakers, with panels, workshops & more. Featured guests include Dave Bonta, founder of Moving Poems, which has featured many of my videos over the last few years.
As fires continue to burn vast swathes of Australia and the Federal Government continues to insist that it’s nothing much out of the ordinary, I was reminded of my poem Firefront which was originally published in The Inflectionist Review and then selected for The Best Australian Science Writing 2014. It also has been republished along with Questions of Impropriety in From The Ashes: A poetry collection in support of the 2019-2020 Australian Bushfire relief effort (ed CS Hughes, Maximum Felix Media, 2020). Of course, nothing can compare with the lived experience of those dealing with the fires.
Firefront… Click here for more.
I was very excited to attend the 8th International Video Poetry Festival in Athens in December 2019. On the first night, I did a live spoken word performance with my video floodtide; my video future perfect was screened; and another video Game Over – Grand Final Edition was shown as part of a collection curated by Marie Craven. On the second day, I took part in an extended symposium / workshop on how we make video poems, and then performed some of my own poems as part of the multi-media concert that night. The whole Festival was an amazing and inspirational experience!
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My video homeless is an Official Selection in the CODEC 5th International Festival of Experimental Film and Video, showing in Mexico City 25-30th November!
The Wrong is a massive international project of on-line digital art organised into a series of pavilions, embassies, routers and events running from November 2019 and potentially beyond that. I’m delighted to have videos in two different pavilions.
with my eyes closed: imaginary midline was one of the first videos I made, originally as part of not absolute, a collaborative exhibition I did in 2009. It’s been picked up for the in absentia pavilion of The Wrong. This collection is touring sites in Italy in 2019/2020.
Game Over: Grand Final Edition is part of Poetry + Video curated by Marie Craven, which has its own pavilion in The Wrong. This collection also will be touring during 2019/2020, including … Click here for more.
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.