It's going to be a busy fall.
October 2013 turns out to be a month packed with festivals, screenings, showcases and workshops...
A quick run-through:
03/10/2013: Liberated Words
Liberated Words is part of the 18th Bristol Poetry Festival and is dedicated to the screening and introduction of Videopoetry on UK's National Poetry Day.
2 of my video's were selected;
08/10/2013: Swoon & Guests
(video-gedichten en levende dichters)
I will give a videopoetry showcase at 'De Boog' ( Café RoodWit)in Antwerp)
Screening of 'Cirkel/Circle'
Live performances of Marleen de Crée and Peter Holvoet-Hanssen
Both poets will read live against a backdrop of video/soundscape we collaborated on earlier.
(Marleen: Laat ooit ons sterven zijn & Faites vos Jeux / Peter: Scheldeduiker & Tuin der Poëten)
Screenings of international collaborations.
09-12/10/2013: International Festival of Audiovisual and Experimental Poetry TARP
TARP is the only international festival of audiovisual and experimental poetry in Lithuania uniting interdisciplinary arts and poetry.
This year I was invited to host a workshop around videopoetry (we're going to make videopoems with local writers/filmmakers on the spot) and screen my poetry shortfilm 'Cirkel/Circle'
12/10/2013: Visible Verse 2013.
Visible Verse, The Cinematheque’s annual festival of video poetry and film, is back! Vancouver poet, author, musician, and media artist Heather Haley curates and hosts our celebration of this hybrid creative form, which integrates verse with media-art visuals produced by a camera or a computer. The 2013 festival will be selected from more than 200 entries received from artists around the world. As well, we are happy to host Colorado poet and filmmaker R.W. Perkins, who will give an artist’s talk on video poetry and filmmaking.
My collaboration with Johan de Boose, Day is Done, will be screened.
19/10/2013: 3rd Co-Kisser Poetry-Film Festival
3rd Co-Kisser Poetry-Film Festival will take place on October 19, 2013 at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
The mission for the fest is to see how poets and filmmakers are defining the genre of poetry-films and to challenge and be inspired by any and all of these definitions.
My videopoem 'Day is Done' (a collaboration with Johan de Boose) is selected for the festival.
Needless to say I am happy, proud and humble to have received all these opportunities...