Ian is now a fully established video artist. His video poems have met great success, having been published in poetry journals and website, shown at festivals around the world, and screened as commissioned public art installations. Several have won or have been short-listed for awards and prizes at international festivals. For a full list of Ian’s videos and their awards, click here.
Ian also has contributed videos to art-science installations including Not Absolute, The Microscope Project, Floribunda and Body of Evidence, which commissioned two of Ian’s video works for the Adelaide Convention Centre. 42nds was commissioned as a public art work by Adelaide City Council and the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT): it has been projected onto a department store wall in Rundle Street; onto a water screen on the River Torrens during Hybrid World Adelaide 2018; and shown at the Adelaide Festival Theatre Digital Screens.
In 2017/2018, Ian made a series of videos in Italian for Australia Donna’s project: Language and Legacy: Exploring the legacy of Italian language across generations of women of Italian origin. Funded by the SA Departments for Communities and Social Inclusion, this project documented six first generation women, together with their daughters and granddaughters, on an exploration of their experiences and of the meaning inherent in sharing their deep linguistic and cultural baggage. Click here to see this project.
Ian also has made documentary videos of various poetry gigs around Adelaide.
To see all Ian’s videos, click on the vimeo button. Click here for a listing of what has been shown where and info on their various awards.
If you are interested in video poems more broadly, check out Moving Poems (which has featured several of mine!).
The examples below are early works that were among the first to be published or screened in public.
Rearrangements was originally performed at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival Fringe in 2013 with Kerryn Tredrea, Tracey Korsten and Cindy Macdonald. The first poem in the sequence won the Friendly Street Poets 2014 Satura Prize.
Editor’s Selection was published in Overland Photonic, 2014.
SPSS was published in Cordite Poetry Review, 2015.
Cataplexy was published in e•ratio 21