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BFI LOVE highlights – featuring PoetryFilm Paradox

Many thanks to the BFI, Film London, and to Film Hub London for featuring PoetryFilm Paradox in the BFI LOVE highlights video! PoetryFilm presented 3 sold-out events in December 2015 at the Groucho Club and Hackney Picturehouse. Click to watch.

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PoetryFilm Paradox, NES Skagastrond, 21 February 2016

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Curating the Contemporary: PoetryFilm Paradox

cropped-thumbnail2.jpgCurating the Contemporary* art and culture journal attended the BFI LOVE PoetryFilm Paradox event in December 2015. The poem, Lessons in Love, exploring the paradoxes of love, is a response to the event written by Anna Mace (scroll down and click to read).

*Curating the Contemporary (CtC) is a meeting point for discussion on arts and culture. CtC uses writing as a resource for artists, curators and audiences, sharing diverse perspectives in the format of exhibition reviews, interviews, previews and a series of special features, academic pieces and creative texts. It is a doorway to the contemporary art scene developing in London and beyond. Established in October 2013, CtC is managed by alumni of MA Curating the Contemporary: a course taught in conjunction between the Whitechapel Gallery and London Metropolitan University. It has since then evolved, as an experimental platform, through the collaboration with and discourse of different contributors.

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SOLD OUT BFI LOVE PoetryFilm Paradox (comments)

Below is a selection of audience comments about December’s PoetryFilm Paradox events:

Inspiring + creative and a well thought out evening

Moving. Profound. Enriched.

Meaningful, inspiring. Positive and engaging

The only organisation that mixes poetry reading with poetry film

Nice to see a variety of different experiences of love

Arousing – in every possible way

Thought provoking. Surprising. Rich visuals and language.

Very interesting, never seen anything like it

I loved the variety and the quality

Curation was wonderful, great balance of films

So edgy. But interesting.

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SOLD OUT BFI LOVE PoetryFilm Paradox at Hackney Picturehouse (documentation)

The third and final BFI LOVE PoetryFilm Paradox event at Hackney Picturehouse Cinema SOLD OUTon 22 December 2015. Photo-documentation is below.

Many thanks to: 

FILMMAKERSKate JessopStuart PoundRaymond Luczak, Bruno Teixidor, Tim Webb, Brooke Griffin, Jaimz Asmundson, Carol Mavor, Megan Powell, Claire Olivia MoedAdrian Garcia GomezRachel MayfieldBe ManziniMegan PowellMartin PicklesMikey GeorgesonJane GlennieRichard Dailey

AK Blakemore, Kate Noakes and Agnieszka Studzinska (all from Eyewear Publishing) for the fantastic LIVE POETRY READINGS 

PARTNERSFilm LondonFilm Hub LondonBFIHackney Picturehouse Cinema

PHOTOGRAPHER: Nelly “Siberian Summer”

ALL THE GUESTS for the wonderful feedback and conversation

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Introducing PoetryFilm Paradox

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Poet Kate Noakes

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Filmmaker Jane Glennie + Zata Banks

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Oliver Jones from Eyewear Publishing introducing the poets

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Applause!

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Filmmakers Martin Pickles + Kate Jessop + Zata Banks + Filmmaker Be Manzini

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Poet AK Blakemore

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Books from Eyewear Publishing + PoetryFilm Paradox postcards

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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

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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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447: Intellect – N

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 Paradox at Hackney Picturehouse, Tuesday 22 December 2015, 7pm

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