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Malgorzata Kitowski awarded an Artist Residency in Iceland in 2015

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I am delighted to have been awarded an Artist Residency in Iceland in 2015.

PoetryFilm Equinox: Translation, Transcreation, Punctuation. Friday 26 September at 7pm. Free event.

PoetryFilm Equinox: Translation, Transcreation, Punctuation

BFI Screening Room

Friday 26 September 2014, 7pm

FREE EVENT (please reserve a free place by clicking this link)

A special PoetryFilm event celebrating the Autumn Equinox with a programme of short films and poems exploring the themes of Translation, Transcreation and Punctuation. The full programme will be announced shortly.

The screening will take place between 7pm and 8pm. This will be followed by a drinks reception in the bar.

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Watch “PoetryFilm Blackboard”

PoetryFilm Blackboard was a participatory text/art project devised by Malgorzata Kitowski. Participants were invited to write or draw on a blackboard using chalk. A photograph was taken of each person’s blackboard and a montage film was made showcasing all the blackboard contributions.

PoetryFilm Blackboard was commissioned by the Southbank Centre as part of Poetry International and the Festival of Love on 18, 19, 20 July 2014 and took place at the Saison Poetry Library at the Royal Festival Hall.

Knitted Mathematical Models – Alexander Crum Brown, 1885

 

Photograph taken at the Whipple Museum of the History of Science in Cambridge.

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“Auto-destructive Art” – Gustav Metzger

Photograph taken at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge.

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“Post Poem Post Card Art” by Malgorzata Kitowski, 2003

Here is a selection of postcards received from my Post Poem Post Card Art project in 2003.

The hand-made postcards were numbered and distributed around London with a stamp affixed.
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“L’homme, La Femme” by Miller Levy

Photograph of L’homme, La Femme by Miller Levy taken at the Sackner Archive in Miami in 2014.

With thanks to Ruth and Marvin Sackner.

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CONCRETE! The Sackner Archive of Visual and Concrete Poetry (documentary)

When in Miami earlier in the year, I was delighted to receive an invitation from Ruth and Marvin Sackner to view The Sackner Archive of Visual and Concrete Poetry at their apartment. This is the world’s largest private collection of visual and concrete poetry and the collection contains 60,000 items celebrating Italian Futurism, Russian and Eastern European Avant Garde, Dada, Surrealism, Bauhaus, De Stijl, Ultra, Tabu-Dada, Lettrisme, and Ultra-Lettrisme.

Many thanks to Ruth and Marvin for enabling me see their incredible collection.

Below is a 75 minute documentary film called CONCRETE! made about the Sackner Archive by their daughter Sara Sackner, featuring art by Guillaume Apollinaire, Allen Ginsberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Matta, Bob Cobbing, Tom Phillips, Katharina Eckhart, Gertrude Stein, Ben Vautier and more, and with music by Terry Riley, Arnold Dreyblatt and more.

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Further information about the Sackner collection is below.

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“It’s not that what is past casts its light on what is present, or what is present its light on the past; rather, image is that wherein what has been comes together in a flash with the now to form a constellation. In other words, image is dialectics at a standstill. For while the relation of the present to the past is a purely temporal, continuous one, the relation of what-has-been to the now is dialectical: is not progression but image, suddenly emergent. – Only dialectical images are genuine images (that is, not archaic); and the place where one encounters them is language.” – Walter Benjamin

“There is a language older by far and deeper than words. It is the language of bodies, of body on body, wind on snow, rain on trees, wave on stone. It is the language of dream, gesture, symbol, memory. We have forgotten this language. We do not even remember that it exists.” – Derrick Jensen

PoetryFilm Archive: a poem by Sophie Mayer inspired by “Je Suis Ici”

Two Scenarios for Short Films: Je Suis Ici

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PoetryFilm Archive: Film Still from “Je Suis Ici” by Ben Crowe

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“I wanted an art that would lift off – that would levitate, gyrate, bring together different – perhaps contradictory – aspects of my being” – Gustav Metzger

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