VIDEOPOETRY – A MANIFESTO by Tom Konyves
This vitally important essay (from 2011) is long overdue on the website. It gives an in-depth account by pioneer Canadian videopoet (to use his own term) – Tom Konyves – of his rationale behind creating a manifesto for the subject.
I first met Tom at the Bury Festival of Text in 2009 when he was presenting a talk and screening on the subject alongside Festival Director Tony Trehy, and I was screening Some Everybodies. His knowledge of the subject is beyond compare, and this manifesto is essential reading for all poetry filmmakers and videopoets out there.