Oslo

Fredag 16. nov.

Lørdag 17. nov.

poesi-

— Margita Zalite (LV)

Zalite is a professional stage director. She is specializing in multidisciplinity and her approaches are often unconventional and ambitious.

This is how she describes herself and her work:

"I am a creator of plotless, dreamlike works, which I call "moving pain paintings". I'm passionate about architecture, anthropology, biology and expanding space-time with the help of interdisciplinar music theatre forms. Rolling through countless mentalities and world-views is my answer to the dismayed Western Europe."

— Utstilling: Gasspedal Animert

Gasspedal og Grafill ønsker velkommen til utstillingsåpning og fanzineslipp 16. november kl 20.00 i R21, Rosenkrantz' gate 21, Oslo. Utstillingen viser prosessen bak de animerte poesifilmene til Gasspedal Animert.

Utstillingen er åpen hver dag fram til 2. desember:

mandag–fredag 9–16
lørdag–søndag 12–16


Gasspedal Animert er en serie kortfilmer som kombinerer litteratur og animasjon, og publiseres av mikroforlaget Gasspedal. Mikroforlaget Gasspedal startet i 2010 poesifilmserien Gasspedal Animert, ut fra et ønske om å forene litteratur og animert grafikk. I tillegg til de hittil fem poesifilmene, gir utstillingen et innblikk i skandinavisk mikro-forleggeri, alternativ publisering og den grafiske prosessen fra tekst til film gjennom fanzineserien Gasspedal Reanimert, som vil deles ut gratis på utstillingen.

Filmene er animert av Kristian Pedersen. I 2011 vant han gull i konkurransen Visuelt for poesifilmen Norangsdalen, et levende visuelt uttrykk av poeten Erlend O. Nødtvedts tekst om Norangsdalen. Juryen sa i sin begrunnelse: "Så bra kan det gjøres! Animasjonen gir teksten en ny dimensjon. Filmen åpner opp for betrakterens egne bilder. Utøveren gjør visuell poesi sammen med forfatteren, og balanser et imponerende samspill med både innholdet i teksten, og fremførelsen av den. Et arbeid i en klasse for seg."

Produsent Audun Lindholm og Grafills Martin Biehl ønsker velkommen. Karsten Meinich fra Montages intervjuer animatør Kristian Pedersen, og Gasspedal-forfatter Sigurd Tenningen leser.

Utstillingen er produsert av Grafill og Gasspedal i samarbeid med designbyrået Eller med a og scenograf Katja Ebbel Fredriksen.

www.Grafill.no

— Alice Lyons (IE/US)

Alice Lyons was born in Paterson, New Jersey and has lived in northwest Ireland since 1998. Her work embraces poetry and the visual arts.

Her poems have appeared in publications such as Tygodnik Powszechny (Kraków) and Poetry (Chicago), as poetry films in cinema and gallery screenings worldwide and as public art works installed in municipal galleries and rural sheds. She is the author of two collections of poems and is the recipient of the Patrick Kavanagh Award for Poetry and awards from the Ireland Chair of Poetry and the American Academy of Poets.

Her poetry film, The Polish Language, co-directed with Orla McHardy, has screened in competition in over 30 film festivals worldwide and garnered numerous awards including an IFTA nomination for Best Animated Short, Best Animated Short Film at Galway and Kerry Film Festivals and a Jury Citation at Expresión en Corto, Mexico.

She is currently a doctoral researcher at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen's University in Belfast and teaches poetry in interdisciplinary educational settings.

— Talk: Contemporary Digital Poetry and Digital Poetics

The practice of contemporary digital poetry springs from a number of different conceptual and disciplinary contexts, including literary, computational, visual arts and design, and conceptual arts frameworks. We can see traces and influences of 20th century avant-garde literary and artistic practices including among others Dada, Lettrism, Futurism, Fluxus, Language poetry, Oulipo, and literary postmodernism in digital poetry produced within the last two decades. While the relationships to these antecedents are clearly present, we can see a shift in the contexts of these previously avant-garde techniques and approaches. Formal approaches that may have been a rupture with tradition during the twentieth century (for example a concentration on the letter as an object in space, or poetry produced by combinatory methods) can now be understood as responding to avant-gardes that have themselves become traditions. The computer as a writing medium in its own right facilitates and to an extent naturalizes a range of techniques (kinetic typography, procedural generativity, participatory production of text) that while speaking back to the 20th Century are now enabled and framed within a contemporary technological vernacular. At the same time in contemporary digital poetics we can see a turn towards styles of writing that are influenced by general shifts in the nature of textuality in the contemporary communications environment. Presenting readings of a number of contemporary digital poems and artworks, this talk will question the extent to which “born digital” poetry continues experimental threads from the past century, and the extent to which it reflects on the production of a new digital vernacular specific to a technologically mediated network culture.

— J.K. Ihailanen (FI)

Ihalainen was born in 1957 in Tampere, Finland. He started his writing career in 1978 and has since then written 33 books of poetry, mostly in Finnish, but also in English, Danish and Swedish.

He has also translated poets such as Paul Bowles, Gary Snyder, Jerome Rothenberg, Diane di Prima, John Cage and Ethnopoetic. In addition he has written nonfiction on subjects such as Mongolia, the history of weed, Arthur Rimbaud, primitive money, the dwellings of nomads and Eurasian ethnopoetics.

Since 1992 he has been performing all around Finland reading poetry accompained by many musicians.

Ihalainen runs his own printing and publishing house, Palladium Kirjat, in Siuro, Finland. He publishes the Literature Magazine Kirjo, and has been organizing Annikki Poetry Festival in Tampere since 2003.

He was awarded the Eino Leino Prize in 2010 (Finland).

— Artur Punte (LV)

Artur Punte (1977) is a media artist and translator from Riga, Latvia. He works with sound and words and is a member of Orbita, a creative collective of Russian poets and artists. He is a graduate of the Gorky Literary Institute in Moscow, has written two books of poetry in Russian and has published in journals such as Daugava, Vozdukh, Karogs, World Literature Today, Vavilon, Orbita and others. He has participated in many international poetry festivals and has been translated into German, English, Italian, Czech and other languages.

Orbit (rus. Orbita) is a creative collective of Russian poets and artists whose works are dedicated to dialogue between various creative genres (music, video, etc.) and cultures. The collective came into being in Riga, in 1999. Since then Orbit has published a number of eponymously titled almanacs in which literary works appear side by side with works of visual art (photography, graphic work, painting). Additionally, Orbit has organized three "Word in Motion" festivals of poetic video and multi-media art in Latvia (in 2001, 2003 and 2007); issued three audio compact discs and a collection of poetic video clips on VHS (2001) and DVD (2005); created several multi-media poetry installations for public exhibition; produced a number of bilingual (Russian-Latvian) poetic publications; issued an anthology of contemporary Russian poetry in Latvia—at one and the same time a unique study of this phenomenon; and published a number of other works.

Orbit actively participates in Latvian and international cultural life. Members of the group have been published in many European countries and are frequently invited to European literary and artistic festivals—including, for instance: the International Moscow Poetry Biennial, the Berlin Poetry Festival, the Gothenburg Book Fair, the ARS Festival in Bratislava, the White Nights in Madrid, TARP in Vilnius, the Book World Festival in Prague, and many others. In Latvia Orbit’s achievements have been recognized with the Annual Literary Prize of the Union of Latvian Writers in 2005, the Annual Prize for the best photography album in 2006 and for the best photography exhibit in 2007, as well as a number of prizes for book design and various other literary and artistic awards. Since its founding Orbit appears in literary and multimedia performances in conjunction with invited musicians and video-artists.

The site www.orbita.lv (in Russian) provides an introduction to the works of the group.

— Highlights of Italian experimental poetry film

Michele Chinque will introduce the following films:

- Nuvolari

- Berruti


This two poetry films are an intermedia work that, chasing the simultaneous brevity of dynamics and the synthesis of the Haiku, integrates codes and languages to explore the territories of memory. The explosive force and the speed of a myth of Athletics (Livio Berruti, Gold Medal to the Olympics of Rome, 1960) and of a myth of Racing (Tazio Nuvolari) is a dense metaphor of an expressive energy. Two flash operas able to renew and strengthen the state of knowledge and the comunication of our linguistic means.

Director: Antonio Poce, Giovanni Fontana,Valerio Murat
Genre: Experimental
Poem: Giovanni Fontana
Duration: 07:47


- Ittosang


In Nicola Frangione’s sound poetry, technical specifications are extended and broken through. His work goes beyond art production. At the same time, you can find “comprehensive speech” in it, capable of telling about itself and being looked at, thus becoming synonymous with architecture, visual construction as well as sound and figurative echoes of poetic tension.

Director: Nicola Frangione
Genre: Experimental
Poem: Nicola Frangione
Duration: 04:30


- La Ferita

- Metà e Metà

- Il punto dopo di te

- Polifemi


These animations are the result of many metamorphosis of frames worked one by one “melting the pixels” as oil paint. The sum of many trasformations create this fluid… Listening to poetry, as to a mantra or a song, always brings our mind to create a flow of images, stimulating the creation of visions provoked in our mind and memory by the words or sounds.

Director: Elena Chiesa
Genre: Animation
Poem: Elena Chiesa
Duration: 04:00


- They Are There But I'm Not

  • winner of DOCtorCLIP 2009.

    A lot of poems, we experience as a record of real life. Through specific Taiwanese backdrop, the poetry film illustrates a serious of moment to approach the concept of time, which is not as concrete as we are taught. As a poet, the filmmaker presents her ideas on the nature of reality, existence, what is there and what is not there.

    Director: Ye Mimi
    Genre: Drama
    Poem: Ye Mimi
    Duration: 06:57


- Basta Cani


A video performance of a man running along a beach, screaming. The poem is interpretated by a famous comic actor named Antonio Rezza. This film is born from the collaboration of a director, a poet and a theatre actor.

Director: Uliano Paolozzi Balestrini
Genre: Performance
Poem: Nanni Balestrini
Duration: 03:35

— Lise Fearnley

Lise Fearnley was one of the founders of Mikrofilm in 1996, and has since then been the company's producer. She has produced short films, documentaries, a film released for cinema, as well as commisioned films/commercials.

Her most known short is Den danske dikteren/The Danish Poet, produced by Mikrofilm and National Film Board of Canada. The film achieved an Oscar in 2007.

Lise is also involved in Foreningen for animert film and Frame by frame

— Filmscreening: Racing Time

In this short, an elderly runner traverses across rough terrain in extreme weather conditions, struggling with the elements, the landscape and ultimately with time itself.

Racing Time is an adaptation of the poem Racing Time by Chris Woods. It was originally published by Comma Press in the collection of poems, Dangerous Driving by Woods in 2007.

Inspired by the poet's neighbour, Ron Heaton, a 70-year-old fell runner. Woods was impressed by Heaton's resolve to run in all weathers. The story behind this poem and the words thus inspired the film makers to create a work where the audience travel with him.

Racing Time is Directed by
Adele Myes & Ra Page

Starring Roger Ashby
Narrated by Josh Moran
Music by LZN02

Produced by Comma Film

— Filmscreenings: LYMS, when

With the shortfilm LYMS Ormstad premiered at the e-Poetry-festival in Barcelona 2009, since then LYMS was screened in 16 countries, among others at the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival in Berlin. The shortfilm when premiered at the e-Poetry-festival in Buffalo, New York 2011.

Both films are based on Ormstad's background in visual poetry, and are created in close cooperation with the composers from Xploding Plastix

— Filmscreenings: Wax ear and Erasures

- Wax Ear


A very short poem about listening long.
A very short film about taking a long time.

A film-poem by Alice Lyons & Orla Mc Hardy. 15”, 2008


- Erasures


A poem that chops and changes its mind, with pictures.


A film-poem by Alice Lyons. 4’ 20”, 2005
Winner of Best First Film, Sligo Short Film Festival (2005)

— Talk: Lyric poetry

“That I deliberately perpetuate her speech...”: lyric poetry as 21st century medium

The title of Lyons' talk is from a text which unfolds in Hollis Frampton’s film Gloria! (1979), and Lyons propose that the lyric is manifest in the contemporary creative arts, submerged within strange, new guises that stretch the limits of what has hitherto been defined as poetry and reach further into visual realms which Frampton framed as ‘a counter-machine for the machine of language’.

Lyons take up Mutlu Konuk Blasing’s recent research into the lyric as a foundational literary form in which ‘poetic language remembers the history of the process of language acquisition.’ Lyons propose the lyric subject to be a multivalent, world-drenched entity that both re-members its own coming into being and stirs its readers/listeners to the same. As part-idiolect, part-communal adhesive, the language of the lyric poem in its locutionary force stitches the subject into the social fabric constantly re-shaping what is private and what is public space.

Lyons use poet-turned-filmmaker Hollis Frampton’s short film Gloria! (1979) as the basis for her discussion of the lyric and other ‘language-like’ forms and their cinematic manifestations.

— Scott Rettberg (US)

Scott Rettberg teaches digital culture in the department of linguistic, literary, and aesthetic studies at the University of Bergen.

Rettberg is the author or coauthor of novel-length works of electronic literature including The Unknown, Kind of Blue, and Implementation.

Rettberg is the cofounder and served as the first executive director of the nonprofit Electronic Literature Organization, and is currently the project leader of the HERA-funded research project, ELMCIP: Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice (www.elmcip.net). 

— Filmscreening: Mother Said

Mother Said is an animated film based on a poem by Hal Sirowitz.

The film is made using a mix of pixillation, cut out photographs and stop motion. It's shot in 16mm

— J.P. Sipilä (FI)

J.P. Sipilä (b. 1981) is a videopoet from Helsinki, Finland. He has released two books of poetry and several videopoems. His videopoems has been screened on poetry and art festivals around the world from Barcelona to New York and Buenos Aires.

This is how he describes videopoetry:

“What I do is videopoetry. It has a somewhat different approach to film and poetry than poetry film. I see poetry films as visual and kinetic illustrations of certain poems. But as far as videopoetry is concerned, video and sound are not mere reflections of certain poems, but a puzzle or juxtaposition of the three elements (video, sound and text). As videopoet Tom Konyves says: “Videopoetry is a genre of poetry displayed on a screen, distinguished by its time-based, poetic juxtaposition of text with images and sound. In the measured blending of these 3 elements, it produces in the viewer the realization of a poetic experience.”

A good videopoem creates a new overall poetic experience from the three elements used. For me the video is the paper and screen is the mouth of my poetry.

Sound and visual aspects have always had a huge effect on my poetry. I usually read poetry while listening music and when I see a piece of art I somehow automatically start thinking a story or a feeling behind it. Using video as a medium for my poetry was a step that was just waiting to be taken.”




— Vessela Dantcheva (BG/NL)

Vessela Dantcheva (1975) graduated from Willem de Kooning Art Academy, Rotterdam in 2002 with the film Pull Over, awarded a Cum Laude degree. She attended an exchange in animation at the School of Visual Arts in New York (2001).

Vessela now works as an independent film director, producer and visual artist, and she is a co-founder of FinFilm animation studio and Compote Collective.

Her films have been screened and awarded at a number of international film festivals.

Her filmography includes Anna Blume (2009), Sometimes (2008), Easy (2004), Wish (2004), Snowman (2002), Wake up (2002) and Pull Over (2001).

— Filmscreenings: Tallinas street, The hair of literature and Physicist

- Tallinas Street


A film made by Arturs Punte, based on Punte's own text. Music by Linda Leimane.


- The hair of literature


Made by Arturs Punte and Diana Palijchuk.


- Physicist


Based on a text by the Russian poet Sergei Timofeyev. Procuced by Arturs Punte and Dania Palijchuk.


All three films are made in collaboration with the collective Orbita.

— Sándor Vály (HU/FI)

Sándor Vály, born 1968, is a painter from Hungary where he studied art from 1982 until 1988. Since 1990 he has lived in Finland.

Vály's art is characterised by conceptual and philosophical dimensions. His work in the field of arts is not limited to painting and sculpture, but expands to music, cinema, performance art and literature. His works can be carachterized as holistic, as they form extensive entities.

He is member of the Finnish Painter's union, and the Academy of Tarihstan.

In 2000 Sándor Vály was awarded the Finnish Critics’ Association's Finnish Critics’ Award.

— Extract from 8 Latvian poets

In these films from 2007, we travel trough Riga and get to meet Latvian poets.

In the three films that will be screened in Oslo, we meet Ronalds Breidis, Ingmara Balode and Uldis Berzins.

— Adele Myers (UK)

Adele Myers is co-director of the Racing Time poem film.
Adele Myers is a Manchester based artist. She has exhibited a variety of artworks in Manchester UK, New York and Bulgaria.

Having completed a first degree in contemporary dance and visual arts, she went on to study an MA in Fine Art at MIRAD in Manchester Metropolitan University. She has been resident artist delivering workshops in New Media for a variety of arts and media organisations including FACT in Liverpool, Hull Time Based Media, Cornerhouse and UHC in Manchester. She has also taught in Universities and worked with community groups and Galleries to produce exhibitions.

She currently works with educational musicians, arts organisation and colleges to create promotional videos and coordinates video workshops, film projects and screenings with the Bokeh _ yeah! project. Adele established Bokeh _ yeah! in 2010 to provide video training and networking opportunities for Photographers and Filmmakers using DSLR cameras.

— Ottar Ormstad

Ottar Ormstad's background is concrete poetry, and in 2006 he published telefonkatalogdiktet (Samlaget). He has created digital poetry for the danish website Afsnit P, two of his books were animated by the finnish webportal nokturno. In 2007 Ormstad had a solo exhibition presenting digital large-scale "letter-carpets" at Galleri Briskeby, Oslo.

Ormstad's shortfilms are often multi-lingual, bringing together words from different languages intentionally without translation. He is interested in both the sounds and the visual side of letters, as well as in creating new words.

Digital prints by Ormstad can be obtained in Galleri Briskeby and in Galleri Norske Grafikere (both Oslo), where he will present a solo-exhibition in October 2013.

He is represented in “a global visuage” (edition ch 2012), a collection of new concrete poetry from several countries. His work svevedikt was selected for the ELMCIP Anthology of Electronic Literature (2012). An article focused on his works is published in the end of 2012 in the web magazine Dichtung Digital (no. 42).


www.afsnitp.dk
www.nokturno.org
www.elmcip.net

— Filmscreening: Anna Blume

After publishing of the poem "An Anna Blume" in 1919, Kurt Schwitters got a lot of attention. The poem's experimental dada-like expression caused a stir in the audience.

The film Anna Blume is a visual poetry about the lust of a man chasing a woman. The story takes on a surreal journey dictated by the mind of the poet. In Dantchevas film, Schwitters himself reads the poem accompaigned to the animation of Ebele Okoye

The film is subtitled in English

Director: Vessela Dantcheva
9 min. 2009 35mm, Colour
Producer: Ebele Okoye & FINFILM
Screenplay: Vessela Dantcheva, Ebele Okoye
Cinematographer: Vessela Dantcheva
Animatior: Ebele Okoye
Music: Petar Dundakov
Editor: Ivan Bogdanov
Narrated by: Kurt Schwitters

— Performance: Hans Arp-karaoke

Hans Arp Karaoke is a concert series of dadaistic silent films that Sándor Vály started ten years ago. He performs his own music over silent films that he himself has created.

The name of the piece is based on Hans Arp's poetry.

— Filmscreenings: Kone/Machine 2010 and Not that red

Kone/Machine 2010

The movie of J. Karelius Kone/Machine 2010 is founded on a poem of J. K. Ihalainen and the music is made by Sándor Vály. The work starts with betraying machines, who take over our surroundings; “sleepless lonely machines tranceforming our dreams into endless flightroutes, shortcut-navigators for flight-routes, fade-out-calculators for profit-margins …”

When the machines begin to govern us, they also make us paranoid and restless, until people start to smash the machines into millions of pieces, as they have to get their control of their own live back.

The film has English subtitles.

Movie: Machine (Kone) 2010 Finland
Director: J. Karelius
Voice/poem: J. K. Ihalainen
Music: Sándor Vály
Sound editing: Jaana Segerberg
Duration: 09:50
Language: Finnish (voice) English (subtitles)
Formate: DVD movie (Play)
Production: Palladium Kirjat
Jukolanahde 9
SF – 37200 Siuro



Not that red

J. K. Ihalainen wrote the poem Not that red (Ei tuo punainen) after a live consert of Einstürstzende Neubauten when driving home from Tampere (28 km, Volvo Wagon). It is a love poem about the colours of love. When J. K. Ihalainen and Sándor Vály were invited to perform in Savoy Theater in Helsinki, Vàly made the moviesoundtrack for the poem.

Movie: Not that red (Ei tuo punainen) 2011 Finland
Director: Sándor Vály
Voice/poem: J. K. Ihalainen
Music: Sándor Vály
Sound editing: Sándor Vály
Duration: 06:40
Language: Finnish (voice) English (subtitles)
Formate: DVD movie
Production: Palladium Kirjat
Jukolanahde 9
SF – 37200 Siuro


— Filmscreening: The Polish Language

A film poem by Alice Lyons & Orla McHardy
 
A poem about the Polish language, and postwar Polish poetry. It's visual style is based on underground publications in Poland in the 1970's and 1980's, known as 'bibula'. The film has been screened in competition in more than 30 film festivals worldwide.

Awards and nominations: Best Animation awards at Galway and Kerry Film Festivals, Jury Citation at Expresion en Corto, Mexico. Nominee for Best Animated Short, Irish Film and Television Awards 2009.

— Michele Cinque (IT)

Michele Cinque is a filmmaker who has presented his works in important festivals such as Zebra Berlin, Ficts, Docfest, Palermo Film festival. He currently works for Italian public television on cultural programs and as a producer and filmmaker in Europe and in Latin America. He has been the artistic director of DOCtorCLIP since 2008.

DOCtorCLIP is the first international poetry film festival in Italy. In 2013 it reaches it's fourth edition. The festival explores the areas in which poetry opens up to other medias. A poetry film is a mixture of languages, it’s a vast territory that encompasses the most experimental and creative forms of poetry text, moving-image and music. DOCtorCLIP arranged it's first competition for poetry film in Rome in 2005. Since then DOCtorCLIP has seen an exceptional growth of films from all over the world.

— Ra Page (UK)

Ra Page is the founder of Comma Press (a short fiction publishing house) and Comma Film, an on-going film adaptation project that regularly commissions filmmakers and animators to adapt short literary texts (poems and short stories). He is the editor of numerous anthologies (including The New Uncanny – which won the Shirley Jackson Award, 2008, Litmus: Short Stories from Modern Science, voted one of 2011's books of the year by The Observer, and Bio-Punk: Stories from the Far Side of Research). With Comma he is currently developing a series of smartphone apps for literary applications (the first of which, ‘Tramlines’ will be launched at next year’s London Book Fair). He has previously commissioned over 40 short films and directly produced five (including The Loss, dir. Kate Jessop; Witness Protection, dir. Sarah Eyre; and Letters Home, dir. Ron Wright). Racing Time is his co-directorial debut.

More information about Comma Film at
www.commafilm.co.uk

More information about Comma Press at
www.commapress.co.uk

— Filmscreening: The Limit and You Knew It Already

Text excerpt from The limit:
...
we all
as beings
have always been
involved
of what is
inevitable
getting involved
have always been
as beings
inevitable
of what is

...

The film You Knew It Already was made before the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in 2009.

— Gabriele Labanauskaite (LT)

Gabriele Labanauskaite (Lithuania, 1980) is a poet, prose writer, playwright and book critic. She has a master degree from Vilnius University in theory and history of literature and studied at Jyvaskyla University (Finland) and Parma University (Italy). She's currently working on a PhD about the narrative construction of stage plays and teaches history and theory of playwriting at the Lithuanian Music and Theatre Academy in Vilnius. In 2008 she completed the script writer's course at the New York Gotham Writers Workshop. 



Gabriele's work has been published in cultural newspapers and literature almanacks (“Baltija”,”Žiemos žodžiai”) since 1992. In 2003 she started writing stage plays, of which The One that Hurts the Most, Circus and In-fucked won awards at the National Lithuanian Plays contest and were staged in Finland, Sweden and the UK.

Departing from the more traditional delivery of poetry, Gabriele uses song and spoken word as a vehicle for her poetry, in conjunction with CD and DVD releases. In 2004 she produced the multimedia CD Apelsinai aikštėj apgriuvusioj (Oranges on a Wretched Square) followed in 2009 by the poetry/music/video collaboration AVaspo (AudioVisual Asp of Poetry) releasing its debut Nėra okeano(There Is No Ocean). During that time Gabriele inspired the projects Jacuzzi (2006) and Basma ir chna in 2007.

AVaspo is currently playing live throughout Lithuania and abroad. Its next release, titled Niagara, is expected for release in September 2010.

Since 2006 Gabriele organises the annual festival Tarpfest (In-between Festival), Lithuania's only audiovisual poetry festival. The festival takes place during three days in October in Vilnius, Kaunas and Klaipėda.  

— Kajsa Næss

Kajsa was one of the founders of Mikrofilm, and has worked there as a director since 1996. She has made short films in many genres using various techniques.

Her latest project, Drakter og rumpetroll, is an animated documentary about children whose fathers are imprisoned.

— Filmscreening: Piranijos

...
I live and live and live
Among sharp corals and reefs
The glass walls are there
Only to prevent the sleep

...

Text, vocal: Gabriele Labanauskaite
Visual: Virginija Apsegaite
Music: Vladas Dieninis

— Om Oss

Festivalleder:

Birgit Hatlehol


Rådgivere:

Thomas Zandegiacomo Del Bel,
Zebra Poetry Film festival, Berlin

Audun Lindholm,
Gasspedal Animert, Bergen

Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl,
poet og filmskaper Island/Finland

Kristian Pedersen,
animatør, Oslo


Designere

Exil Design v/ Egil Haraldsen og Ellen Lindeberg


Nettside

Eller med a og Alan Woo


Styre

Harald S. Simonæs (leder)
Marit Borkenhagen
Monica Helvig
Ingvild Herzog
Bjørn Herrman


— Tilbakeblikk

Kommer!

film

— Kajsa Næss

Kajsa Næss

— Sándor Valy og J.K Ihailanen

Sándor Valy og J.K Ihailanen

— J.K Ihailanen

J.K Ihailanen

— Machine

Machine

— Still from Not that red

Still from Not that red

— Machine

— Vessela Dantcheva

Vessela Dantcheva

— Still from Anna Blume

Still from Anna Blume

— Ingmara Balode

— LYMS

— Basta Cani

— GA #04 - Kliniken

— Gabriele Labanauskaite

Gabriele Labanauskaite

— Extract from Hans Arp Karaoke (Dadawork III)

— GA #05 - Skogen

— Artur Punte

Artur Punte

— Ra Page

Ra Page

— Sándor Valy

Sándor Valy

— The Polish Language

— Adele Myers

Adele Myers

— Erasures

— The Limit

— Wax Ear

— GA #01 - Viva Zombatista

— Tallins streets

— Mother Said

— Alice Lyons

— Margita Zalite

Margita Zalite

— GA #02 - Bokstavene

— Racing Time Trailer

— GA #03 - Norangsdalen

— Ronalds Briedis

— Uldis Berzins

— Ottar Ormstad

Ottar Ormstad

— J.P. Sipilä

J.P. Sipilä

— Lise Fearnley

Lise Fearnley

— Scott Rettberg

— You Knew It Already

— Michele Cinque

Michele Cinque

poesi

film

— J.P. Sipilä

J.P. Sipilä

— J.P. Sipilä (FI)

J.P. Sipilä (b. 1981) is a videopoet from Helsinki, Finland. He has released two books of poetry and several videopoems. His videopoems has been screened on poetry and art festivals around the world from Barcelona to New York and Buenos Aires.

This is how he describes videopoetry:

“What I do is videopoetry. It has a somewhat different approach to film and poetry than poetry film. I see poetry films as visual and kinetic illustrations of certain poems. But as far as videopoetry is concerned, video and sound are not mere reflections of certain poems, but a puzzle or juxtaposition of the three elements (video, sound and text). As videopoet Tom Konyves says: “Videopoetry is a genre of poetry displayed on a screen, distinguished by its time-based, poetic juxtaposition of text with images and sound. In the measured blending of these 3 elements, it produces in the viewer the realization of a poetic experience.”

A good videopoem creates a new overall poetic experience from the three elements used. For me the video is the paper and screen is the mouth of my poetry.

Sound and visual aspects have always had a huge effect on my poetry. I usually read poetry while listening music and when I see a piece of art I somehow automatically start thinking a story or a feeling behind it. Using video as a medium for my poetry was a step that was just waiting to be taken.”




— Filmscreening: Anna Blume

After publishing of the poem "An Anna Blume" in 1919, Kurt Schwitters got a lot of attention. The poem's experimental dada-like expression caused a stir in the audience.

The film Anna Blume is a visual poetry about the lust of a man chasing a woman. The story takes on a surreal journey dictated by the mind of the poet. In Dantchevas film, Schwitters himself reads the poem accompaigned to the animation of Ebele Okoye

The film is subtitled in English

Director: Vessela Dantcheva
9 min. 2009 35mm, Colour
Producer: Ebele Okoye & FINFILM
Screenplay: Vessela Dantcheva, Ebele Okoye
Cinematographer: Vessela Dantcheva
Animatior: Ebele Okoye
Music: Petar Dundakov
Editor: Ivan Bogdanov
Narrated by: Kurt Schwitters

— GA #03 – Norangsdalen

— GA #03 - Norangsdalen

— Michele Cinque

Michele Cinque

— Michele Cinque (IT)

Michele Cinque is a filmmaker who has presented his works in important festivals such as Zebra Berlin, Ficts, Docfest, Palermo Film festival. He currently works for Italian public television on cultural programs and as a producer and filmmaker in Europe and in Latin America. He has been the artistic director of DOCtorCLIP since 2008.

DOCtorCLIP is the first international poetry film festival in Italy. In 2013 it reaches it's fourth edition. The festival explores the areas in which poetry opens up to other medias. A poetry film is a mixture of languages, it’s a vast territory that encompasses the most experimental and creative forms of poetry text, moving-image and music. DOCtorCLIP arranged it's first competition for poetry film in Rome in 2005. Since then DOCtorCLIP has seen an exceptional growth of films from all over the world.

— Erasures

— Erasures

— GA #05 – Skogen

— GA #05 - Skogen

— Sándor Valy

Sándor Valy

— Sándor Vály (HU/FI)

Sándor Vály, born 1968, is a painter from Hungary where he studied art from 1982 until 1988. Since 1990 he has lived in Finland.

Vály's art is characterised by conceptual and philosophical dimensions. His work in the field of arts is not limited to painting and sculpture, but expands to music, cinema, performance art and literature. His works can be carachterized as holistic, as they form extensive entities.

He is member of the Finnish Painter's union, and the Academy of Tarihstan.

In 2000 Sándor Vály was awarded the Finnish Critics’ Association's Finnish Critics’ Award.

— Wax Ear

— Wax Ear

— Tallins streets

— Tallins streets

— Gabriele Labanauskaite

Gabriele Labanauskaite

— Gabriele Labanauskaite (LT)

Gabriele Labanauskaite (Lithuania, 1980) is a poet, prose writer, playwright and book critic. She has a master degree from Vilnius University in theory and history of literature and studied at Jyvaskyla University (Finland) and Parma University (Italy). She's currently working on a PhD about the narrative construction of stage plays and teaches history and theory of playwriting at the Lithuanian Music and Theatre Academy in Vilnius. In 2008 she completed the script writer's course at the New York Gotham Writers Workshop. 



Gabriele's work has been published in cultural newspapers and literature almanacks (“Baltija”,”Žiemos žodžiai”) since 1992. In 2003 she started writing stage plays, of which The One that Hurts the Most, Circus and In-fucked won awards at the National Lithuanian Plays contest and were staged in Finland, Sweden and the UK.

Departing from the more traditional delivery of poetry, Gabriele uses song and spoken word as a vehicle for her poetry, in conjunction with CD and DVD releases. In 2004 she produced the multimedia CD Apelsinai aikštėj apgriuvusioj (Oranges on a Wretched Square) followed in 2009 by the poetry/music/video collaboration AVaspo (AudioVisual Asp of Poetry) releasing its debut Nėra okeano(There Is No Ocean). During that time Gabriele inspired the projects Jacuzzi (2006) and Basma ir chna in 2007.

AVaspo is currently playing live throughout Lithuania and abroad. Its next release, titled Niagara, is expected for release in September 2010.

Since 2006 Gabriele organises the annual festival Tarpfest (In-between Festival), Lithuania's only audiovisual poetry festival. The festival takes place during three days in October in Vilnius, Kaunas and Klaipėda.  

— Filmscreenings: Tallinas street, The hair of literature and Physicist

- Tallinas Street


A film made by Arturs Punte, based on Punte's own text. Music by Linda Leimane.


- The hair of literature


Made by Arturs Punte and Diana Palijchuk.


- Physicist


Based on a text by the Russian poet Sergei Timofeyev. Procuced by Arturs Punte and Dania Palijchuk.


All three films are made in collaboration with the collective Orbita.

— Vessela Dantcheva

Vessela Dantcheva

— Still from Anna Blume

Still from Anna Blume

— Vessela Dantcheva (BG/NL)

Vessela Dantcheva (1975) graduated from Willem de Kooning Art Academy, Rotterdam in 2002 with the film Pull Over, awarded a Cum Laude degree. She attended an exchange in animation at the School of Visual Arts in New York (2001).

Vessela now works as an independent film director, producer and visual artist, and she is a co-founder of FinFilm animation studio and Compote Collective.

Her films have been screened and awarded at a number of international film festivals.

Her filmography includes Anna Blume (2009), Sometimes (2008), Easy (2004), Wish (2004), Snowman (2002), Wake up (2002) and Pull Over (2001).

— Lise Fearnley

Lise Fearnley

— Lise Fearnley

Lise Fearnley was one of the founders of Mikrofilm in 1996, and has since then been the company's producer. She has produced short films, documentaries, a film released for cinema, as well as commisioned films/commercials.

Her most known short is Den danske dikteren/The Danish Poet, produced by Mikrofilm and National Film Board of Canada. The film achieved an Oscar in 2007.

Lise is also involved in Foreningen for animert film and Frame by frame

— Talk: Lyric poetry

“That I deliberately perpetuate her speech...”: lyric poetry as 21st century medium

The title of Lyons' talk is from a text which unfolds in Hollis Frampton’s film Gloria! (1979), and Lyons propose that the lyric is manifest in the contemporary creative arts, submerged within strange, new guises that stretch the limits of what has hitherto been defined as poetry and reach further into visual realms which Frampton framed as ‘a counter-machine for the machine of language’.

Lyons take up Mutlu Konuk Blasing’s recent research into the lyric as a foundational literary form in which ‘poetic language remembers the history of the process of language acquisition.’ Lyons propose the lyric subject to be a multivalent, world-drenched entity that both re-members its own coming into being and stirs its readers/listeners to the same. As part-idiolect, part-communal adhesive, the language of the lyric poem in its locutionary force stitches the subject into the social fabric constantly re-shaping what is private and what is public space.

Lyons use poet-turned-filmmaker Hollis Frampton’s short film Gloria! (1979) as the basis for her discussion of the lyric and other ‘language-like’ forms and their cinematic manifestations.

— Margita Zalite

Margita Zalite

— Margita Zalite (LV)

Zalite is a professional stage director. She is specializing in multidisciplinity and her approaches are often unconventional and ambitious.

This is how she describes herself and her work:

"I am a creator of plotless, dreamlike works, which I call "moving pain paintings". I'm passionate about architecture, anthropology, biology and expanding space-time with the help of interdisciplinar music theatre forms. Rolling through countless mentalities and world-views is my answer to the dismayed Western Europe."

— Filmscreenings: Wax ear and Erasures

- Wax Ear


A very short poem about listening long.
A very short film about taking a long time.

A film-poem by Alice Lyons & Orla Mc Hardy. 15”, 2008


- Erasures


A poem that chops and changes its mind, with pictures.


A film-poem by Alice Lyons. 4’ 20”, 2005
Winner of Best First Film, Sligo Short Film Festival (2005)

— Kajsa Næss

Kajsa Næss

— Kajsa Næss

Kajsa was one of the founders of Mikrofilm, and has worked there as a director since 1996. She has made short films in many genres using various techniques.

Her latest project, Drakter og rumpetroll, is an animated documentary about children whose fathers are imprisoned.

— Machine

— Machine

— Sándor Valy og J.K Ihailanen

Sándor Valy og J.K Ihailanen

— J.K Ihailanen

J.K Ihailanen

— Machine

Machine

— Still from Not that red

Still from Not that red

— J.K. Ihailanen (FI)

Ihalainen was born in 1957 in Tampere, Finland. He started his writing career in 1978 and has since then written 33 books of poetry, mostly in Finnish, but also in English, Danish and Swedish.

He has also translated poets such as Paul Bowles, Gary Snyder, Jerome Rothenberg, Diane di Prima, John Cage and Ethnopoetic. In addition he has written nonfiction on subjects such as Mongolia, the history of weed, Arthur Rimbaud, primitive money, the dwellings of nomads and Eurasian ethnopoetics.

Since 1992 he has been performing all around Finland reading poetry accompained by many musicians.

Ihalainen runs his own printing and publishing house, Palladium Kirjat, in Siuro, Finland. He publishes the Literature Magazine Kirjo, and has been organizing Annikki Poetry Festival in Tampere since 2003.

He was awarded the Eino Leino Prize in 2010 (Finland).

— Basta Cani

— Basta Cani

— Extract from 8 Latvian poets

In these films from 2007, we travel trough Riga and get to meet Latvian poets.

In the three films that will be screened in Oslo, we meet Ronalds Breidis, Ingmara Balode and Uldis Berzins.

— The Limit

— The Limit

— Filmscreenings: Kone/Machine 2010 and Not that red

Kone/Machine 2010

The movie of J. Karelius Kone/Machine 2010 is founded on a poem of J. K. Ihalainen and the music is made by Sándor Vály. The work starts with betraying machines, who take over our surroundings; “sleepless lonely machines tranceforming our dreams into endless flightroutes, shortcut-navigators for flight-routes, fade-out-calculators for profit-margins …”

When the machines begin to govern us, they also make us paranoid and restless, until people start to smash the machines into millions of pieces, as they have to get their control of their own live back.

The film has English subtitles.

Movie: Machine (Kone) 2010 Finland
Director: J. Karelius
Voice/poem: J. K. Ihalainen
Music: Sándor Vály
Sound editing: Jaana Segerberg
Duration: 09:50
Language: Finnish (voice) English (subtitles)
Formate: DVD movie (Play)
Production: Palladium Kirjat
Jukolanahde 9
SF – 37200 Siuro



Not that red

J. K. Ihalainen wrote the poem Not that red (Ei tuo punainen) after a live consert of Einstürstzende Neubauten when driving home from Tampere (28 km, Volvo Wagon). It is a love poem about the colours of love. When J. K. Ihalainen and Sándor Vály were invited to perform in Savoy Theater in Helsinki, Vàly made the moviesoundtrack for the poem.

Movie: Not that red (Ei tuo punainen) 2011 Finland
Director: Sándor Vály
Voice/poem: J. K. Ihalainen
Music: Sándor Vály
Sound editing: Sándor Vály
Duration: 06:40
Language: Finnish (voice) English (subtitles)
Formate: DVD movie
Production: Palladium Kirjat
Jukolanahde 9
SF – 37200 Siuro


— Filmscreening: Racing Time

In this short, an elderly runner traverses across rough terrain in extreme weather conditions, struggling with the elements, the landscape and ultimately with time itself.

Racing Time is an adaptation of the poem Racing Time by Chris Woods. It was originally published by Comma Press in the collection of poems, Dangerous Driving by Woods in 2007.

Inspired by the poet's neighbour, Ron Heaton, a 70-year-old fell runner. Woods was impressed by Heaton's resolve to run in all weathers. The story behind this poem and the words thus inspired the film makers to create a work where the audience travel with him.

Racing Time is Directed by
Adele Myes & Ra Page

Starring Roger Ashby
Narrated by Josh Moran
Music by LZN02

Produced by Comma Film

— Filmscreenings: LYMS, when

With the shortfilm LYMS Ormstad premiered at the e-Poetry-festival in Barcelona 2009, since then LYMS was screened in 16 countries, among others at the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival in Berlin. The shortfilm when premiered at the e-Poetry-festival in Buffalo, New York 2011.

Both films are based on Ormstad's background in visual poetry, and are created in close cooperation with the composers from Xploding Plastix

— Filmscreening: The Limit and You Knew It Already

Text excerpt from The limit:
...
we all
as beings
have always been
involved
of what is
inevitable
getting involved
have always been
as beings
inevitable
of what is

...

The film You Knew It Already was made before the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in 2009.

— You Knew It Already

— You Knew It Already

— GA #04 – Kliniken

— GA #04 - Kliniken

— Filmscreening: The Polish Language

A film poem by Alice Lyons & Orla McHardy
 
A poem about the Polish language, and postwar Polish poetry. It's visual style is based on underground publications in Poland in the 1970's and 1980's, known as 'bibula'. The film has been screened in competition in more than 30 film festivals worldwide.

Awards and nominations: Best Animation awards at Galway and Kerry Film Festivals, Jury Citation at Expresion en Corto, Mexico. Nominee for Best Animated Short, Irish Film and Television Awards 2009.

— Adele Myers

Adele Myers

— Adele Myers (UK)

Adele Myers is co-director of the Racing Time poem film.
Adele Myers is a Manchester based artist. She has exhibited a variety of artworks in Manchester UK, New York and Bulgaria.

Having completed a first degree in contemporary dance and visual arts, she went on to study an MA in Fine Art at MIRAD in Manchester Metropolitan University. She has been resident artist delivering workshops in New Media for a variety of arts and media organisations including FACT in Liverpool, Hull Time Based Media, Cornerhouse and UHC in Manchester. She has also taught in Universities and worked with community groups and Galleries to produce exhibitions.

She currently works with educational musicians, arts organisation and colleges to create promotional videos and coordinates video workshops, film projects and screenings with the Bokeh _ yeah! project. Adele established Bokeh _ yeah! in 2010 to provide video training and networking opportunities for Photographers and Filmmakers using DSLR cameras.

— Ra Page

Ra Page

— Ra Page (UK)

Ra Page is the founder of Comma Press (a short fiction publishing house) and Comma Film, an on-going film adaptation project that regularly commissions filmmakers and animators to adapt short literary texts (poems and short stories). He is the editor of numerous anthologies (including The New Uncanny – which won the Shirley Jackson Award, 2008, Litmus: Short Stories from Modern Science, voted one of 2011's books of the year by The Observer, and Bio-Punk: Stories from the Far Side of Research). With Comma he is currently developing a series of smartphone apps for literary applications (the first of which, ‘Tramlines’ will be launched at next year’s London Book Fair). He has previously commissioned over 40 short films and directly produced five (including The Loss, dir. Kate Jessop; Witness Protection, dir. Sarah Eyre; and Letters Home, dir. Ron Wright). Racing Time is his co-directorial debut.

More information about Comma Film at
www.commafilm.co.uk

More information about Comma Press at
www.commapress.co.uk

— Mother Said

— Mother Said

— Ronalds Briedis

— Ronalds Briedis

— Extract from Hans Arp Karaoke (Dadawork III)

— Extract from Hans Arp Karaoke (Dadawork III)

— Filmscreening: Piranijos

...
I live and live and live
Among sharp corals and reefs
The glass walls are there
Only to prevent the sleep

...

Text, vocal: Gabriele Labanauskaite
Visual: Virginija Apsegaite
Music: Vladas Dieninis

— Uldis Berzins

— Uldis Berzins

— Talk: Contemporary Digital Poetry and Digital Poetics

The practice of contemporary digital poetry springs from a number of different conceptual and disciplinary contexts, including literary, computational, visual arts and design, and conceptual arts frameworks. We can see traces and influences of 20th century avant-garde literary and artistic practices including among others Dada, Lettrism, Futurism, Fluxus, Language poetry, Oulipo, and literary postmodernism in digital poetry produced within the last two decades. While the relationships to these antecedents are clearly present, we can see a shift in the contexts of these previously avant-garde techniques and approaches. Formal approaches that may have been a rupture with tradition during the twentieth century (for example a concentration on the letter as an object in space, or poetry produced by combinatory methods) can now be understood as responding to avant-gardes that have themselves become traditions. The computer as a writing medium in its own right facilitates and to an extent naturalizes a range of techniques (kinetic typography, procedural generativity, participatory production of text) that while speaking back to the 20th Century are now enabled and framed within a contemporary technological vernacular. At the same time in contemporary digital poetics we can see a turn towards styles of writing that are influenced by general shifts in the nature of textuality in the contemporary communications environment. Presenting readings of a number of contemporary digital poems and artworks, this talk will question the extent to which “born digital” poetry continues experimental threads from the past century, and the extent to which it reflects on the production of a new digital vernacular specific to a technologically mediated network culture.

— Utstilling: Gasspedal Animert

Gasspedal og Grafill ønsker velkommen til utstillingsåpning og fanzineslipp 16. november kl 20.00 i R21, Rosenkrantz' gate 21, Oslo. Utstillingen viser prosessen bak de animerte poesifilmene til Gasspedal Animert.

Utstillingen er åpen hver dag fram til 2. desember:

mandag–fredag 9–16
lørdag–søndag 12–16


Gasspedal Animert er en serie kortfilmer som kombinerer litteratur og animasjon, og publiseres av mikroforlaget Gasspedal. Mikroforlaget Gasspedal startet i 2010 poesifilmserien Gasspedal Animert, ut fra et ønske om å forene litteratur og animert grafikk. I tillegg til de hittil fem poesifilmene, gir utstillingen et innblikk i skandinavisk mikro-forleggeri, alternativ publisering og den grafiske prosessen fra tekst til film gjennom fanzineserien Gasspedal Reanimert, som vil deles ut gratis på utstillingen.

Filmene er animert av Kristian Pedersen. I 2011 vant han gull i konkurransen Visuelt for poesifilmen Norangsdalen, et levende visuelt uttrykk av poeten Erlend O. Nødtvedts tekst om Norangsdalen. Juryen sa i sin begrunnelse: "Så bra kan det gjøres! Animasjonen gir teksten en ny dimensjon. Filmen åpner opp for betrakterens egne bilder. Utøveren gjør visuell poesi sammen med forfatteren, og balanser et imponerende samspill med både innholdet i teksten, og fremførelsen av den. Et arbeid i en klasse for seg."

Produsent Audun Lindholm og Grafills Martin Biehl ønsker velkommen. Karsten Meinich fra Montages intervjuer animatør Kristian Pedersen, og Gasspedal-forfatter Sigurd Tenningen leser.

Utstillingen er produsert av Grafill og Gasspedal i samarbeid med designbyrået Eller med a og scenograf Katja Ebbel Fredriksen.

www.Grafill.no

— Artur Punte

Artur Punte

— Artur Punte (LV)

Artur Punte (1977) is a media artist and translator from Riga, Latvia. He works with sound and words and is a member of Orbita, a creative collective of Russian poets and artists. He is a graduate of the Gorky Literary Institute in Moscow, has written two books of poetry in Russian and has published in journals such as Daugava, Vozdukh, Karogs, World Literature Today, Vavilon, Orbita and others. He has participated in many international poetry festivals and has been translated into German, English, Italian, Czech and other languages.

Orbit (rus. Orbita) is a creative collective of Russian poets and artists whose works are dedicated to dialogue between various creative genres (music, video, etc.) and cultures. The collective came into being in Riga, in 1999. Since then Orbit has published a number of eponymously titled almanacs in which literary works appear side by side with works of visual art (photography, graphic work, painting). Additionally, Orbit has organized three "Word in Motion" festivals of poetic video and multi-media art in Latvia (in 2001, 2003 and 2007); issued three audio compact discs and a collection of poetic video clips on VHS (2001) and DVD (2005); created several multi-media poetry installations for public exhibition; produced a number of bilingual (Russian-Latvian) poetic publications; issued an anthology of contemporary Russian poetry in Latvia—at one and the same time a unique study of this phenomenon; and published a number of other works.

Orbit actively participates in Latvian and international cultural life. Members of the group have been published in many European countries and are frequently invited to European literary and artistic festivals—including, for instance: the International Moscow Poetry Biennial, the Berlin Poetry Festival, the Gothenburg Book Fair, the ARS Festival in Bratislava, the White Nights in Madrid, TARP in Vilnius, the Book World Festival in Prague, and many others. In Latvia Orbit’s achievements have been recognized with the Annual Literary Prize of the Union of Latvian Writers in 2005, the Annual Prize for the best photography album in 2006 and for the best photography exhibit in 2007, as well as a number of prizes for book design and various other literary and artistic awards. Since its founding Orbit appears in literary and multimedia performances in conjunction with invited musicians and video-artists.

The site www.orbita.lv (in Russian) provides an introduction to the works of the group.

— Highlights of Italian experimental poetry film

Michele Chinque will introduce the following films:

- Nuvolari

- Berruti


This two poetry films are an intermedia work that, chasing the simultaneous brevity of dynamics and the synthesis of the Haiku, integrates codes and languages to explore the territories of memory. The explosive force and the speed of a myth of Athletics (Livio Berruti, Gold Medal to the Olympics of Rome, 1960) and of a myth of Racing (Tazio Nuvolari) is a dense metaphor of an expressive energy. Two flash operas able to renew and strengthen the state of knowledge and the comunication of our linguistic means.

Director: Antonio Poce, Giovanni Fontana,Valerio Murat
Genre: Experimental
Poem: Giovanni Fontana
Duration: 07:47


- Ittosang


In Nicola Frangione’s sound poetry, technical specifications are extended and broken through. His work goes beyond art production. At the same time, you can find “comprehensive speech” in it, capable of telling about itself and being looked at, thus becoming synonymous with architecture, visual construction as well as sound and figurative echoes of poetic tension.

Director: Nicola Frangione
Genre: Experimental
Poem: Nicola Frangione
Duration: 04:30


- La Ferita

- Metà e Metà

- Il punto dopo di te

- Polifemi


These animations are the result of many metamorphosis of frames worked one by one “melting the pixels” as oil paint. The sum of many trasformations create this fluid… Listening to poetry, as to a mantra or a song, always brings our mind to create a flow of images, stimulating the creation of visions provoked in our mind and memory by the words or sounds.

Director: Elena Chiesa
Genre: Animation
Poem: Elena Chiesa
Duration: 04:00


- They Are There But I'm Not

  • winner of DOCtorCLIP 2009.

    A lot of poems, we experience as a record of real life. Through specific Taiwanese backdrop, the poetry film illustrates a serious of moment to approach the concept of time, which is not as concrete as we are taught. As a poet, the filmmaker presents her ideas on the nature of reality, existence, what is there and what is not there.

    Director: Ye Mimi
    Genre: Drama
    Poem: Ye Mimi
    Duration: 06:57


- Basta Cani


A video performance of a man running along a beach, screaming. The poem is interpretated by a famous comic actor named Antonio Rezza. This film is born from the collaboration of a director, a poet and a theatre actor.

Director: Uliano Paolozzi Balestrini
Genre: Performance
Poem: Nanni Balestrini
Duration: 03:35

— Alice Lyons

— Alice Lyons (IE/US)

Alice Lyons was born in Paterson, New Jersey and has lived in northwest Ireland since 1998. Her work embraces poetry and the visual arts.

Her poems have appeared in publications such as Tygodnik Powszechny (Kraków) and Poetry (Chicago), as poetry films in cinema and gallery screenings worldwide and as public art works installed in municipal galleries and rural sheds. She is the author of two collections of poems and is the recipient of the Patrick Kavanagh Award for Poetry and awards from the Ireland Chair of Poetry and the American Academy of Poets.

Her poetry film, The Polish Language, co-directed with Orla McHardy, has screened in competition in over 30 film festivals worldwide and garnered numerous awards including an IFTA nomination for Best Animated Short, Best Animated Short Film at Galway and Kerry Film Festivals and a Jury Citation at Expresión en Corto, Mexico.

She is currently a doctoral researcher at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen's University in Belfast and teaches poetry in interdisciplinary educational settings.

— GA #01 – Viva Zombatista

— GA #01 - Viva Zombatista

— Ingmara Balode

— Ingmara Balode

— Scott Rettberg

— Scott Rettberg (US)

Scott Rettberg teaches digital culture in the department of linguistic, literary, and aesthetic studies at the University of Bergen.

Rettberg is the author or coauthor of novel-length works of electronic literature including The Unknown, Kind of Blue, and Implementation.

Rettberg is the cofounder and served as the first executive director of the nonprofit Electronic Literature Organization, and is currently the project leader of the HERA-funded research project, ELMCIP: Electronic Literature as a Model of Creativity and Innovation in Practice (www.elmcip.net). 

— Filmscreening: Mother Said

Mother Said is an animated film based on a poem by Hal Sirowitz.

The film is made using a mix of pixillation, cut out photographs and stop motion. It's shot in 16mm

— LYMS

— LYMS

— Ottar Ormstad

Ottar Ormstad

— Ottar Ormstad

Ottar Ormstad's background is concrete poetry, and in 2006 he published telefonkatalogdiktet (Samlaget). He has created digital poetry for the danish website Afsnit P, two of his books were animated by the finnish webportal nokturno. In 2007 Ormstad had a solo exhibition presenting digital large-scale "letter-carpets" at Galleri Briskeby, Oslo.

Ormstad's shortfilms are often multi-lingual, bringing together words from different languages intentionally without translation. He is interested in both the sounds and the visual side of letters, as well as in creating new words.

Digital prints by Ormstad can be obtained in Galleri Briskeby and in Galleri Norske Grafikere (both Oslo), where he will present a solo-exhibition in October 2013.

He is represented in “a global visuage” (edition ch 2012), a collection of new concrete poetry from several countries. His work svevedikt was selected for the ELMCIP Anthology of Electronic Literature (2012). An article focused on his works is published in the end of 2012 in the web magazine Dichtung Digital (no. 42).


www.afsnitp.dk
www.nokturno.org
www.elmcip.net

— GA #02 – Bokstavene

— GA #02 - Bokstavene

— The Polish Language

— The Polish Language

— Performance: Hans Arp-karaoke

Hans Arp Karaoke is a concert series of dadaistic silent films that Sándor Vály started ten years ago. He performs his own music over silent films that he himself has created.

The name of the piece is based on Hans Arp's poetry.

— Racing Time Trailer

— Racing Time Trailer

— Om Oss

Festivalleder:

Birgit Hatlehol


Rådgivere:

Thomas Zandegiacomo Del Bel,
Zebra Poetry Film festival, Berlin

Audun Lindholm,
Gasspedal Animert, Bergen

Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl,
poet og filmskaper Island/Finland

Kristian Pedersen,
animatør, Oslo


Designere

Exil Design v/ Egil Haraldsen og Ellen Lindeberg


Nettside

Eller med a og Alan Woo


Styre

Harald S. Simonæs (leder)
Marit Borkenhagen
Monica Helvig
Ingvild Herzog
Bjørn Herrman


— Tilbakeblikk

Kommer!