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PoetryFilm Paradox: Sunday 13 December 2015 at The Groucho Club

PoetryFilm Paradox

The Groucho Club

Sunday 13 December 2015, 3pm and 6pm

[N.B. DATE CHANGE from Sunday 6 December]

films about love / armchair seating / a glass of wine

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A curated selection of short film artworks exploring the theme of LOVE, chosen for their alignment with poetic structures and experiences, and with the visual, verbal and aural languages of poetry in various forms.

+ featuring live poetry readings by various 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

Tickets for the 3pm screening (includes armchair and a glass of wine)

Tickets for the 6pm screening (includes armchair and a glass of wine)

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“Poetry Films: What? How? Why?” Roundtable discussion with Zata Banks at CYCLOP Festival 2015

I have been invited to participate in a roundtable discussion at the CYCLOP Video Poetry Festival on 21 November 2015 in Kiev (Ukraine) about the past, present and future of poetry films. The panel will also include Thomas Zandegiacomo (Germany), Piotr Bosacki (Poland), Artur Punte (Latvia) and others. The full festival programme is below.

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CYCLOP International Jury announces shortlisted films

I was delighted to be on the International Jury for the CYCLOP Video Poetry Festival 2015. The shortlist of 10 films, decided by the jurors, is below. The festival will take place in Kiev (Ukraine) on 21-22 November 2015.

CYCLOP International Videopoetry Contest | Shortlist [40:11]
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1. Svetlana Sobcenko «My Own Personal Mountain» [02:40], Ireland. 
Director, poet: Svetlana Sobcenko.

2. Vera Schmidt / OSTPOL e.V. «Viva Violence» [03:05], Germany. 
Director: Katharina Merten, Johanna Maxl. Poet: Johanna Maxl, Katharina Merten.

3. Bagadefente «Poem with Flying Termites & Cheesy Ending» [01:30], Brazil. 
Director, poet: Bagadefente.

4. Marc Neys (aka Swoon) «If I kill Time I take» [03:52], Belgium. 
Director: Swoon. Poet: Mark Insingel.

5. Tommy Becker «song for AWE & DREAD» [06:54], USA. 
Director, poet: Tommy Becker.

6. C.O. Moed and Adrian Garcia Gomez «Fucking Him» [01:45], USA. 
Director: C.O. Moed and Adrian Garcia Gomez. Poet: C.O. Moed.

7. Bruno Teixidor «Platillo Puro» [02:32], Spain. 
Director: Bruno Teixidor. Poet: Tomás Segovia.

8. Susanne Wiegner «the light – the shade» [07:07], Germany. 
Director: Susanne Wiegner. Poet: Robert Lax.

9. Celia Parra Díaz «WordmoviE» [02:46], Spain. 
Director: DSK (Belén Montero & Juan Lesta). Poet: Celia Parra.

10. Dana Goldberg «NO SHADOW» [08:00], Israel. 
Director: Dana Goldberg, Dr. Efrat Mishori. Poet: Dr. Efrat Mishori.

Zata Banks and Roxana Vilk at The Scottish Poetry Library, 3 December 2015

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Enjoy 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 introduced by Zata Banks, Director of PoetryFilm, plus a new short film by Roxana Vilk. Award-winning British-Iranian filmmaker Vilk has over the past few years made films about poets from both Britain and the Middle East, not least her acclaimed Poets of Protest series made for Al-Jazeera in 2012. PoetryFilm is the influential research art project founded by Zata Banks in 2002, to explore and exhibit experimental text / image / sound material.

3 December 2015 at 6:30pm
Scottish Poetry Library
5 Crichton’s Close EH8 8DT Edinburgh
£5 / £4
Book via Eventbrite
Call the Scottish Poetry Library on 0131-557-2876

PoetryFilm Parallax, ICA Cinema, Sunday 16 August, 4pm

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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

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PoetryFilm Penzance: 11 July 2015

PoetryFilm Penzance

Saturday 11 July 2015, 5pm

Redwing Gallery
Penzance Literary Festival
Cornwall, UK

A screening of poetry films curated and presented by Zata Banks.

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PoetryFilm is the influential research art project founded by British artist Zata Banks in 2002, celebrating poetry films and other experimental text/image/sound material.

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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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