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SOLD OUT BFI LOVE PoetryFilm Paradox at The Groucho Club (documentation)

The two BFI LOVE PoetryFilm Paradox events at The Groucho Club SOLD OUT on 13 December 2015. Photo-documentation is below.

Many thanks to:

FILMMAKERS: Kate Jessop, Stuart Pound, Raymond Luczak, Bruno Teixidor, Tim Webb, Brooke Griffin, Jaimz Asmundson, Carol Mavor, Megan Powell, Claire Olivia Moed, Adrian Garcia Gomez, Rachel Mayfield, Be Manzini, Megan Powell, Martin Pickles, Mikey Georgeson, Jane Glennie, Richard Dailey

+ Todd Swift, Barbara Marsh, Mel Pryor, Colette Sensier (Eyewear Publishing), Tim Cumming (Pitt Street Poetry) for the fantastic LIVE POETRY READINGS

+ PARTNERSFilm London, Film Hub London, BFI, The Groucho Club

+ PHOTOGRAPHER: Bobby Nayyar

+ ALL THE GUESTS for the wonderful feedback and conversation

#‎poetryfilmparadox #‎paradox #‎poetryfilm #‎poetry #‎film #‎BFILove #‎FilmHubLDN @poetryfilmorg 

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Introducing PoetryFilm Paradox

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Tim Cumming reading poems from his latest book Rebel Angels in the Mind Shop at PoetryFilm Paradox (2)

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PoetryFilm Paradox (2) – audience. Filmmaker Stuart Pound (film: Die Nebensonnen) is on the far left, sitting next to the picture on the wall

 

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Poet Colette Sensier reading from her collection published by Eyewear

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Poets Mel Pryor + Tim Cumming (by the red curtain)

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Poet Colette Sensier reading at PoetryFilm Paradox (2)

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Poet Barbara Marsh (who recently won the prestigious £5,000 Troubadour Poetry Prize 2015) reading at PoetryFilm Paradox (1)

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Poet Mel Pryor reading at PoetryFilm Paradox (2)

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PoetryFilm Paradox (1) – audience

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Poet Colette Sensier reading at PoetryFilm Paradox (2)

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Poet Tim Cumming reading at PoetryFilm Paradox (2)

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Poet Barbara Marsh + filmmaker Be Manzini (film: This Is Not A Thank You) + Zata Banks

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Audrey Hepburn also made it to the screening

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Todd Swift (poet + Editorial Director of Eyewear Publishing) + poet Barbara Marsh with her new book

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Todd Swift reading at PoetryFilm Paradox (1)

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The audience filling in the Film London feedback forms (printed on yellow paper) + Todd Swift sitting in the front row + artist/musician Mikey Georgeson (film: The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock) standing on the right

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Filmmaker Be Manzini (right)

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PoetryFilm Paradox (2) – audience

BFI LOVE PoetryFilm Paradox: 13 + 22 December 2015

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PoetryFilm Paradox

A selection of short film artworks exploring the theme of love curated by Zata Banks

+ featuring live poetry readings by poets from Eyewear Publishing on the theme of love

Part of BFI LOVE, in partnership with Plusnet, this programme is supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London and proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network bfi.org.uk/love

Full programme below

@poetryfilmorg @Film_London @grouchoclubsoho @HackneyPH
#poetryfilm #poetry #film #poetryfilmparadox #BFILove #FilmHubLDN

 

PROGRAMME

Caro Domenico (Dear Domenico)

Director: Kate Jessop (3m)

A screen adaptation of a letter (themed ‘A letter to an ex‘) Stefano Gabbana wrote to Domenico Dolce. Charting their demise of their relationship and the birth of their Milan fashion label, the artist worked with stop motion, fabric collage and digital animation to create the piece, referencing the visual language of fashion. Commissioned by Festival Delle Lettere Milan, in association with Marie Claire Italia.

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Platillo Puro

Director: Bruno Teixidor; poet: Tomas Segovia (Red Scarlett, 2m32s)

A film fantasia based on a poem by Spanish-Mexican poet Tomas Segovia (1927-2011), whose voice and words are used with the permission of his family. Contains nudity.

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15th February

Director: Tim Webb; poet and voice: Peter Reading (16mm, 6m35s)

The film mixes live action and animation to describe a symbolic rejection and its sadistic outcome, as related in the poem by Peter Reading.

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Instructions to Hearing Persons Desiring a Deaf Man

Director: Brooke Griffin; poet: Raymond Luczak; music: Benjamin Woo. (Canon 5D animation, 4m01s)

A short animated film based on a poem of the same name by deaf poet Raymond Luczak. With no spoken word, the film employs American Sign Language, left untranslated.

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Die Nebensonnen

Director: Stuart Pound (2m24s)

In this sound-informed film, the mysterious love poem by Wilhelm Muller from Schubert’s Winterreise provides the audio amplitude samples used to draw the waveform, celebrating a love of sound.

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The Mythy Quick

Richard Dailey (35mm, 11m)

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All Lovers Could Be Love

Rachel Mayfield (DLR, 0m36s)

The pilgrimage of sincere love, liberation and courtesy – against all odds.

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This is Not a Thank You

Be Manzini (DSLR, 3m36s)

A journey from love to loss to acceptance expressed through colour.

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Echoes

Jaimz Asmundson (16mm/HD, 6m0s)

Love for a mother. Structured around the recollection of a premonitory dream, fragmented memories from the period leading up to the death of the filmmaker’s mother were projected onto natural textures and surfaces, re-photographed, composited and processed until the memories became abstracted representations of the evolution, degradation and disintegration of memory and the physical self.

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Director: Carol Mavor +  Megan Powell (2m trailer)

Love for a son / love of food. This is a trailer for a moving film about an anorexic boy by Carol Mavor and Megan Powell.

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The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock 

Director: Martin Pickles; performer + music: Mikey Georgeson (Super 8, 8m)

The poem recording was made to celebrate the 100th anniversary of T.S. Eliot’s 1915 poem. In the accompanying film, a man and a woman fail to meet, despite their paths crossing on the neon streets of Soho. The special Super 8 stock (200 ASA Kodak Security Film) was negative rather than positive, and it is this that lends the film a beige ambiance, reflecting Eliot’s “yellow fog that rubs its back upon the window-panes.”

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Jane Glennie (2m)

A film composed from still images of Scrabble letters. Can a machine think? Can a machine love? Is a human being a machine? The artist writes… “I loved to play Scrabble on the Sinclair ZX Spectrum and was intrigued by the dialogue it gave me: “the computer is thinking” I thought, as I waited for it to play its move, but in reality this was a cover-up for its processing power of a mere 48k RAM. Typographer Zuzana Licko says “We read best what we read most” – if I watch this film enough times, I can begin to decipher the words. Am I “improving” my own processing power?”

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Fucking Him

Director: C.O Moed and Adrian Garcia Gomez; poet: C.O. Moed (found footage, 1m45s)

What is fucking? What is love? What’s the difference? When do you know?

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HACKNEY PICTUREHOUSE POETS : live poetry readings by poets from Eyewear Publishing (10-15m)  

AK Blakemore + Kate Noakes + Agnieszka Studzinska  

A K Blakemore‘s work has been featured in journals and magazines including Ambit, Poetry London and Magma, and anthologised in The Best of British Poetry 2015 and Voice Recognition: 21 Poets for the 21st Century. She has performed at the Secret Garden Party and Latitude festivals. Her debut full-length collection, Humbert Summer, winner of the 2014 Melita Hume prize, was released by Eyewear in 2015. She currently lives and works in south-east London.

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Kate Noakes is a Welsh academician. Her fifth collection is Tattoo on Crow Street from Parthian 2015. Her website is archived by the National Library of Wales. She lives and writes between London and Paris.

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Agnieszka Studzinska‘s poetry examine the ghostly topology of home, history, love. Her first debut collection, Snow Calling was shortlisted for the London New Poetry Award 2010. Her second collection, What Things Are (Eyewear Publishing, 2014) was described by the award winning novelist and poet, Michael Symmons Roberts, as a ‘A subtle and beautiful collection in which – poem by poem – the possibility of true knowledge is tested. Intimate and attentive, each poem returns to the question of what we can know of the world and each other.’ Agnieszka Studzinska was born in Poland in 1975.  She has an MA in Creative Writing from the UEA.  She has previously worked as a freelance researcher in broadcasting, an English teacher and is now a freelance editor of a community magazine in West London as well as a creative writing tutor.

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PoetryFilm Equinox at The Groucho Club (documentation)

Below is documentation from the PoetryFilm Equinox event at The Groucho Club on Sunday 4 October 2015, featuring colourful sofa-armchairs.

Many thanks to BBC Radio 3 for covering the event.

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PoetryFilm Equinox at The Groucho Club, Sunday 4 October 2015

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A screening of short poetry films curated by British artist Zata Banks.

To mark the autumn equinox, Zata Banks will introduce a curated selection of film artworks, chosen for their alignment with poetry, with poetic structures, with poetic experiences, and with the visual, verbal and aural languages of poetry in various forms.

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PoetryFilm Paradox awarded funding for the BFI LOVE season

I am delighted to announce that PoetryFilm has been awarded funding by the BFI to join the BFI’s nationwide BFI LOVE blockbuster film season this autumn.

As part of the BFI LOVE season, PoetryFilm will present PoetryFilm Paradox, a curated selection of short film artworks exploring the theme of Love.

Further details will be announced shortly.

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*This autumn the BFI will rekindle the nation’s passion for film and television’s most enduring love stories with a major UK-wide season dedicated to LOVE, running from late October to the end of December 2015. A special Summer Love Weekend at the British Museum over the August Bank Holiday (27-29 August) will act as a curtain raiser for the main project.

BFI LOVE will encompass three key themes – The Power of Love, Fools for Love and Fatal Attractions incorporating the heartbreak and longing of epic love stories like Brief Encounter (1945) and My Beautiful Laundrette (1985), cherished and light-hearted romcom classics like When Harry Met Sally (1989) and the darkest tales of obsession, betrayal and danger including True Romance (1993). There will be rereleases of Brief Encounter (6 November), When Harry Met Sally (11 December) and True Romance (20 November) by Park Circus during the season. Alongside a major film and TV programme at BFI Southbank, the BFI will ensure that audiences all over the UK can find that loving feeling via UK-wide theatrical rereleases, DVDs, a collection on BFI Player and bespoke film screenings and experiences up and down the country, presented in partnership with the BFI Film Audience Network (BFI FAN).

Details of the full programme for BFI LOVE, including screenings, events, film and DVD releases, special guests and more, will be revealed on Tuesday 15 September at BFI Southbank.

*copy taken from the BFI website.

PoetryFilm Parallax at The ICA, 16 August 2015

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Parallax is the apparent displacement, or difference in the apparent position, of a visual object, when viewed along different lines of sight. In his book Transcritique, the Japanese philosopher Kojin Karatani uses the word ‘parallax’ to describe Kant’s shifting between contradictory perspectives. Kant’s “Antinomies of Reason” are contradictory propositions, which seem valid from their own perspectives, but which cannot be simultaneously true. Kant argues alternately from one perspective, then from the other, and Karatani describes Kant’s approach as establishing a parallax between philosophical positions. Karatani asserts that parallax does not equate with negativity, but it does not negate negativity either. The basis of parallax is the positivity of both positions.

Slavoj Žižek argues that in Karatani’s concept of the parallax view, the observed difference is not simply subjective, but that the viewer’s change in perspective reflects an ontological shift in the object itself; “the subject’s gaze is always-already inscribed into the perceived object itself, in the guise of its ‘blind spot’, that which is ‘in the object more than the object itself’, the point from which the object itself returns the gaze” (Žižek, The Parallax View, 2006). “Sure, the picture is in my eye, but me, I am also in the picture” (Jacques Lacan, The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis, 1979).

For the PoetryFilm Parallax screening at The ICA on 16 August 2015, Zata Banks will introduce a curated selection of short film artworks, chosen for their alignment with poetic structures and experiences, and with the visual, verbal and aural languages of poetry in various forms.

PoetryFilm is the influential research art project founded by British artist Zata Banks in 2002, to explore and exhibit experimental text / image / sound material. Since 2002, Zata Banks has presented over 70 PoetryFilm events at venues including Tate Britain, The ICA, CCCB Barcelona, O Miami, The Groucho Club, Cannes Film Festival, The Royal College of Art, FACT Liverpool, Mengi Reykjavik and Curzon Cinemas. Zata has judged poetry film prizes for the Southbank Centre in London, Zebra Festival in Berlin, and for the American journal Carbon Culture Review. PoetryFilm is supported by Arts Council England, and is a member of Film Hub London and part of the BFI Audience Network. The PoetryFilm Archive, which at present contains over 1,000 artworks, welcomes submissions all year round.

info@poetryfilm.org + www.poetryfilm.org

*Image: Eye by Guy Sherwin, courtesy of the artist

 

Here is the full programme for PoetryFilm Parallax at The ICA Cinema on Sunday 16 August 2015 at 4pm.

Tickets: https://www.ica.org.uk/whats-on/poetryfilm-parallax 

Spirit of Place, Oliver Harrison, 10 mins

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Twelve Hours of Daylight, Bridget Sutherland, 7 minutes (16mm, 35mm, archive, video)

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It Started With a Murder, Susan Young, HD, 3mins (HD)

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Liberté, Maciej Piatek, 2mins

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The Lost Reels, Matthew Humphreys, 5mins (Super8)

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Everything Makes Love with the Silence, Hernán Talevara, 2 mins

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Breathing, Guy Sherwin, 3mins (100ft of 16mm)

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Eye, Guy Sherwin, 3mins (100ft of 16mm)

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Our Bodies, Matt Mullins, 2mins (archive footage)

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Talking Skull, David Asher Brook, 3mins (stop motion)

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Constellations, Julian Scordato, 8 mins

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Barattolo di Sale, PNEUMA, 10 mins

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Growing Up, Eugeny Tsymbalyuk, 2mins 30seconds (stop motion)

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Faster than Birds, Liliane Lijn, 2009 (Poemdrum) 3 minutes

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Programme: sound acts, April 2015 (Athens)

Below are the films (taken from The PoetryFilm Archive) shown at the PoetryFilm screening event at the “sound acts” festival in Athens, Greece, in April 2015.

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