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:21C… Click here for more.
“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.
My video dog daze is an official selection for screening in the Artist’s Film section of the Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2019 in York, UK, November 2019. This is one of the biggest and most diverse short film festivals around, so I’m totally amazed that my little video got it there!
Click here to see more about the Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2019.
days before dawn is a long poem that documents 4 weeks of sleepless nights… What has been going on? Why? Who is responsible? It’s now published in StylusLit along with an interactive version.
Click here to read StylusLit and click here or on the picture above to see the interactive version.
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…
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.
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.