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Watch “PoetryFilm Blackboard”

PoetryFilm Blackboard was a participatory text/art project devised by Zata Banks. 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.

Watch the “Global Love Poem” time-lapse poetry film

During Poetry International (18 – 21 July 2014), the Poetry Library’s exhibition space was turned into a giant page.

Visiting poets from all over the world were asked to contribute a line towards a new collaborative sonnet. The poem grew throughout the festival as lines were added by hand and the poem took its visual form.

The poets were: Kutti Revathi (Tamil), Nikola Madzirov (Macedonia), Ana Blandiana (Romania), Kayombo Chingonyi (Zambia), Rhys Trimble (Wales), Sujata Bhatt (India / USA / Germany), Sabrina Mahfouz (British / Egyptian), Michael Augustin (Germany), Inua Ellams (Nigeria), Tom Warner (England), Maitreyabandhu (England).

The Global Love Poem exhibition at the Saison Poetry Library also included PoetryFilm Blackboard, a participatory text/art project devised by Malgorzata Kitowski. (You can just see the blackboard and the participants on the right hand side of the screen.)

Listen to “Untitled Test Sequence – Disinformation July 2014”

Speech-synthesis and sine-wave speech demonstration video, prepared for the artist project Disinformation, premiered in the PoetryFilm “Sounds of Love” event at the Southbank Centre, London, 19 July 2014.

More information taken from the artist’s website is below.

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Watch “London” (one of the shortlisted poetry films in the Shot Through the Heart competition)

Watch “London” below, one of the shortlisted poetry films in the Southbank Centre’s “Shot Through The Heart” poetry film competition.

The poem was written by Sophie Herxheimer and the film was made by Joseph Gifford Tutt.

PoetryFilm Mugs

 

PoetryFilm Mugs are now available. Please email info@poetryfilm.org for details.


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PoetryFilm Canvas Bags

 

 

PoetryFilm Canvas Bags are now available. Please email info@poetryfilm.org for details.

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Watch “Rolling Frames” (winning poetry film for Adults in the Shot Through the Heart competition)

Watch “Rolling Frames” below, the winning poetry film for adults in the Southbank Centre’s “Shot Through The Heart” poetry film competition.

The poem was written by Ella Jane Chappell and the film was made by Katie Garrett.

Film Stills from “Rolling Frames” (winning poetry film for Adults in the Shot Through the Heart competition)

Below are film stills from “Rolling Frames”, the winning Adult poetry film in the Southbank Centre’s “Shot Through The Heart” poetry film competition.

The poem was written by Ella Jane Chappell and the film was made by Katie Garrett.

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More images are below.

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Film Stills from “Buttons” (winning poetry film for Children in the Shot Through the Heart competition)

Below are film stills from “Buttons” by Robert Peake and Valerie Kampmeier, the winning poetry film for children in the Southbank Centre’s “Shot Through The Heart” poetry film competition.

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On stage at the Southbank Centre introducing “PoetryFilm: Sounds of Love”

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On stage in the Purcell Room for the Prize Giving for the “Shot Through the Heart” poetry film competition




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Judges Malgorzata Kitowski and Thomas Zandegiacomo Del Bel on stage in the Purcell Room at the Southbank Centre.

PoetryFilm: Sounds of Love took place on Saturday 19 July 2014 at the Southbank Centre (with Green Chairs in the Blue Room)

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PoetryFilm Blackboard: project documentation (Comments Book)

Below is a selection of comments written in the PoetryFilm Blackboard Comments Book.

PoetryFilm Blackboard ran on Friday 18, Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 July 2014 at the Saison Poetry Library at the Southbank Centre.

This participatory text/art project was devised by Malgorzata Kitowski and it was part of the Festival of Love and Poetry International.

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PoetryFilm Blackboard: project documentation (Sunday 20 July 2014)

Below is a selection of participant photographs taken during the PoetryFilm Blackboard project on Sunday 20 July 2014 at the Southbank Centre.

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PoetryFilm Blackboard: project documentation (Saturday 19 July 2014)

Below is a selection of participant photographs taken during the PoetryFilm Blackboard project on Saturday 19 July 2014 at the Southbank Centre.

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PoetryFilm Blackboard: project documentation (Friday 18 July 2014)

Below is a selection of participant photographs taken during the PoetryFilm Blackboard project on Friday 18 July 2014 at the Southbank Centre.

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The “PoetryFilm Blackboard” participatory text/art exhibit has now finished. Materials documenting the co-creation project will be uploaded to this website soon.

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Many thanks to the PoetryFilm Blackboard volunteers

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Many thanks to the PoetryFilm Blackboard volunteers for their fantastic help.

Sophie Palmer, James Connor (not pictured), Laramie Shubber, Sherrelle Nelson (not pictured), Rachel Nelson (not pictured), Sam Toller.

Menu screen for PoetryFilm: Sounds of Love and Love of Sounds which took place on Saturday 19 July 2014 at the Southbank Centre

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PoetryFilm Blackboard at Royal Festival Hall, July 18-20, 2014

PoetryFilm Blackboard is a participatory text/art project devised by Malgorzata Kitowski.

Visitors are invited to participate by writing words on a blackboard using chalk. A photograph will taken of each line and a PoetryFilm will be created using a selection of photographs taken from the project.

18, 19, 20 July between 12pm – 2pm Saison Poetry Library (on the 5th floor) at Royal Festival Hall.

The blackboard contributions will be screened on Monday 21 July at 12pm at the Saison Poetry Library and the poetryfilm will be available to watch here on http://www.poetryfilm.org shortly afterwards.

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Programme: Sounds of Love, Southbank Centre, 19 July 2014

Saturday 19 July 2014, 7:45pm

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An evening of sound-informed poetry films and live performances celebrating the sounds of love and the love of sounds. Conceived, curated and introduced by Zata Kitowski.

Venue: Spirit Level at Royal Festival Hall

The event is part of Poetry International and The Festival of Love.

The full programme is below.

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Southbank Centre’s “Shot Through the Heart” Poetry Film Competition: Shortlist

(The below press release is taken from the Southbank Centre’s blog and was published on 15 July 2014.)

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Southbank Centre is very proud to announce the shortlisted poetry films for its inaugural poetry film competition. Shot Through the Heart Poetry Film competition received entries from all over the world and judges selected 10 films to showcase at the prize giving evening in the Purcell Room at Southbank Centre as part of Poetry International Festival on Friday 19 July. 

There were two prizes – one for films made for adults and one for films made for children – all inspired by the themes of the Southbank Centre’s Festival of Love.

The shortlisted films for adults were:

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Poetry International Brochure

Poetry International Brochure

Click on the image to view the Southbank Centre’s Poetry International brochure.

PoetryFilm: Sounds of Love is on Saturday 19 July at 7:45pm.

PoetryFilm Blackboard is on Friday 18, Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 July between 12pm and 2pm.

Zata Kitowski to judge the Southbank Centre’s “Shot Through The Heart” Poetry Film Competition

I’m delighted to be a Judge for the Southbank Centre’s Poetry Film competition.

 

Friday 14 February – Friday 30 May

Calling all poets and filmmakers! Love is in the air at Southbank Centre and we want you to create poetry films that explore the joy of first love, the pain of lost love, the confusion of displaced love, the purity of platonic love, or any other kind of love.

There are two categories to enter

Poetry films on the theme of love made for adults

Poetry films on the theme of love made for children (under 12)

Throughout the summer, Southbank Centre’s celebrates the Festival of Love. Our biennial Poetry International festival (17 – 24 July 2014) explores many different themes including the various ways in which love can impact on writers’ lives. Poetry film will be a major part of this year’s Poetry International.

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