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VideoBardo at Quilmes – curation and conference by Marisol Bellusci and Javier Robledo – 24 September


Just received news of this very interesting curation by Marisol Bellusci and Javier Robledo in Quilmes, Argentina on Saturday. I wish I could be there.  :))   Note, the image above is from Vic Pereiró's Complejo Obrero Complejo (Complex Worker Complex) which in quickly edited text and a repetitive beat reminds…

Poets with a Video Camera – countdown to the Private View


These are the last few days before the opening of Tom Konyves' milestone exhibition Poets with a Video Camera: 1980–2020. It will be showing from 17th September  to 11th December at Surrey Art Gallery, so if you are anywhere near Vancouver it is essential viewing. I am very fortunate to be part of a…

Pamela Falkenberg and Jack Cochran – a 'blackbird' masterclass in making poetry films


As many people in the poetry film world will know, Americans Pamela Falkenberg and Jack Cochran (Outlier Moving Pictures) are the masters of the activist ecopoetry film. Recently, I have been lucky enough to get to know them better, and I am excited to say they will be writing articles…

Atticus Review and The Poetics of Poetry Film


Very pleased to say that Atticus Review has an interview with me – The Archaeology of the Text – on The Poetics of Poetry film by artist Rebecca Rezakhani Hilton. A number of people are mentioned including Pam Falkenberg and Jack Cochran in relation to working from sound first, VideoBardo and of…

John D. Scott (and Elizabeth Bishop) Thomas Zandegiacomo del Bel and myself – ZOOM 28th August, tickets available here


  Join us on August 28th at 2pm eastern time for a conversation about poetry film. This year Zebra Poetry Film Festival will celebrate its twentieth anniversary, Liberated Words celebrates its tenth anniversary and a new critically acclaimed feature film Elizabeth Bishop and the Art of Losing (John D. Scott, 2022) is being…

Poets with a Video Camera – Tom Konyves and a milestone exhibition


A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Tom Konyves!!! for organising this long-awaited curation. This is an achievement of a lifetime and needs much recognition, particularly as it is a long-running event (September 17th 2022–January 2nd 2023). Titled  Poets with a Video Camera: Videopoetry 1980–2020 and taking place at the Surrey Art Gallery (SAG) in…

The Poetics of Poetry Film cited by Wheeler Winston Dixon


I just wanted to share this lovely moment in that leading experimental filmmaker and perhaps the world authority on the subject – Wheeler Winston Dixon – has quoted TPOPF in relation to his extensive volume of video work on Vimeo. Thank You!  You are Not Alone And here is just…

The Climate Emergency, Deep Adaptation Forum, Just Stop Oil & The Scottish Centre for Geopoetics


Unfortunately and not surprisingly I have a few posts on this subject as the temperatures soar and the birds have gone very quiet.  Please check out the latest edition of Stravaig (no 11) from the Scottish Centre for Geopoetics, which has a timely edition with a lot to say about…

17 JULY 2022 – TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY FOR LIBERATED WORDS!


Yes, it has been ten years since the first Liberated Words curation at MIX conference, Bath Spa University. A big thank you to everyone who sent in poetry films and videopoems, and those who were screened, who were: Tamsin Taylor (UK), Les Lieux de Memoire, Marco de Mutiis (IT), An Rest, Topp…