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PoetryFilm Parallax: NES Skagastrond, Iceland, 17 March 2016

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PoetryFilm Parallax

17 March 2016, 7pm

NES, Skagastrond, Iceland

A curated selection of 14 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.

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).

Spirit of Place, Oliver Harrison

Twelve Hours of Daylight, Bridget Sutherland

It Started With a Murder, Susan Young

Liberté, Maciej Piatek

The Lost Reels, Matthew Humphreys

Everything Makes Love with the Silence, Hernan Talavera

Breathing, Guy Sherwin

Eye, Guy Sherwin

Our Bodies, Matt Mullins

Talking Skull, David Asher Brook

Constellations, Julian Scordato

Barattolo di Sale, PNEUMA

Growing Up, Eugeny Tsymbalyuk

Faster than Birds, Liliane Lijn

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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Title menu screen

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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