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.
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.
I am delighted to have been awarded an Artist Residency in Iceland in 2015.
I am delighted to have been invited to contribute to a forthcoming poetry anthology about capital cities of the world.
The collection will be published in March 2015 and further details about the book will be posted here shortly.
There has been exceptional interest in the forthcoming PoetryFilm Equinox: Translation, Transcreation, Punctuation event on Friday 26 September and there is now a very limited number of remaining places available.
If you are interested in attending this free event, please reserve your place on Eventbrite.
Submissions are invited for a forthcoming series of PoetryFilm events. Work welcome: art films, text films, sound films, silent films, poet-filmmaker collaborations, auteur films, films based on poems, poems based on films, and other experimental text/image/sound screening or performance material. Please send hard copies of material in the post.
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Dream Poem is in the PoetryFilm Archive and has been screened at a number of events.
“In dreams it’s impossible to read the same thing twice and not have it change on you. In 2006 I made this poem from the perspective of someone who is having a fitful night’s sleep and is worried about their relationship, about loneliness, about death. The film was once played for the Sultan of Brunei, whose daughter is dyslexic. He actually sent me a sword to say thank you. It was all very strange. I still love it dearly, so I hope you enjoy it as much as the Sultan did. Please don’t send me any more swords.” – Dann Casswell
Unknown Woman by Kayla Parker
Unknown Woman is in the PoetryFilm Archive and has been screened at a number of events including PoetryFilm at Tate Britain and PoetryFilm at Curzon Soho. The film traces a woman’s psychological journey using a mixture of drawn animation, stop-motion and live-action footage; the film originated from dreams of a woman and a crow in which the two beings shared one sentience.
“The man looks the world full in the face, as if it were made for his uses and fashioned to his liking.
The woman takes a sidelong glance at it, full of subtlety, even of suspicion.”
Orlando, Virginia Woolf, Selected Works of Virginia Woolf p. 490
The below copy is taken from the artist’s website.
The next event will be PoetryFilm Equinox in September 2014 in London.
Submissions are welcome and further details will follow soon.
PoetryFilm is delighted to announce that is now a Member of Film Hub London, managed by Film London.
Film Hub London is proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery.