SWOON Video Poetry Artist participation at International Film Poetry Festival / Sat. 10/11/2012 Athens Polytechnic School Greece

+ the Institute [ for Experimental Arts ] 

the Video-Poetry film artist 
and soundscapes producer SWOON.

Video Poetry films created by Swoon will be shown at the International Film Poetry Festival zone in Sat. 10 November 2012 in Athens Polytechnic School.
The first International Film Poetry Festival will be hosted at the EROS or NOTHINGNESS Audio Visual Poetry Live Concert organized by  
Void Network. More than 3000 people expected to attend the festival.

“Swoon's vision suggests that it's not enough to think, or feel, alone. By surrendering to the delirium of his art, it is as though we submit to a trance. In this state, his evocative artworks play upon our very nervous systems - leaving us more sensitized to the frailty, and indestructibly, of all things. Yahia Lababidi (writer of Fever Dreams, Crisis Chronicles Press,2011 - Trial by Ink: From Nietzsche to Belly Dancing - Common Ground Publishing, 2010, Signposts to Elsewhere - Jane Street Press, 2008)

A Poetry-film is a single entwined entity, a melting, a cleaving together of words, sound and vision. It is an attempt to take a poem and present it through a medium that will create a new artwork, separate from the original poem. The film is a separate work from the text itself and this in turn may be able to open up poetry to people who are not necessarily receptive to the written word. Poetry often tries to deal with the abstract world of thought and feeling, rather than the literal world of things. The Poetry-film is the perfect marriage of the two. Alistair Cook (http://alastaircook.com and http://filmpoem.com)   

More info about Swoon:

Videos of Swoon at 
International Film Poetry Festival:

1. PROOF (a tryptich), one video consisting out of 'Deconstructing Light' + 'Thespianic Mythology No.4' + 'Proof'
PROOF was selected for and screened at 'Lightworks 2012' (lightworks.me/) on 16/03/2012
PROOF is a videopoem triptych by Swoon made for 3 poems by David Tomaloff.
Deconstructing Light (_object{-ions in the mirror)
Thespianic Mythology No. 4
PROOF was published by Connotation Press.
You can visit PROOF: proof3.wordpress.com/
Panel 1 : Deconstructing Light (_object{-ions in the mirror)
Poem & Voice: David Tomaloff
Camera: Jonas Gramming – Swoon
Concept, editing, treats, music: Swoon
Thanks to: St. Hank BB (Man), Arlekeno Anselmo (Ghost), JC (Hands)

‘-object{-ions in the mirror’ was first published by Kill Author
Panel 2 : Thespianic Mythologie No. 4
Poem & Voice: David Tomaloff
Concept, camera, editing, treats, music: Swoon
‘Thespianic Mythology No. 4′ was first published by Kill Author
Panel 3 : Proof
Poem & Voice, Photo’s: David Tomaloff
Concept, camera, editing, treats, music: Swoon
‘Proof’ was written especially for this triptych by David on a prompt by Swoon.

2. Entry (Exit Strategies I)
Film by Swoon.
Part one of the videopoem chapbook 'Exit Strategies (A bloodletting)' based on the chapbook 'Exit Strategies' by David Tomaloff (Gold Wake Press, 2011)goldwakepress.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/exit-tomaloff.pdf
Words & voice: David Tomaloff
Concept, camera, editing, music: Swoon
Thanks: Methedone Kitty (Sleep/Swim - Footage Seaside) & Arlekeno Anselmo

'Exit Strategies (A bloodletting)' the videopoem chapbook was published by Atticus Review
3. Sleepdancing (Giddoo)
Selected and screened at Visible Verse, Vancouver, 2011
Film by Swoon.
Based on the poem Giddoo by Yahia Lababidi.

Reflections on generations in life and hwo to pass through what is really important...
With images of: Benjamin J. Alston, Drew Govier and odysseyWrites.
Poem: Yahia Lababidi
Camera, videotreats, editing & music: Swoon

4. The Moon and the Yew Tree
Selected and screened for FUSO – Anual de Vídeo Arte Internacional de Lisboa (fusovideoarte.com)
screened at 26/08/2012 by Isabel Nogueira, PhD in Art History.
Film by Swoon for the poem by Sylvia Plath.
Words: Sylvia Plath
Voice: Nic Sebastian (pizzicatiofhosanna.wordpress.com/)
Concept, camera, editing, music: Swoon

5. Red Lost Ghosts (November Graveyard)
Film by Swoon based on the poem 'November Graveyard' from and by Sylvia Plath.
A remembrance-piece for Birkenau.

Poem & Voice: Sylvia Plath
Concept, camera, editing & Music: Swoon

6. Faites vos Jeux (with Eng Subtitles)
Screened at "Filmscape" (30/07/2012, Dunbar, Scotland)
A film by Swoon based on the poem 'faites vos jeux' by Marleen de Crée (from 'Hinkelspel', Uitgeverij P, Leuven, 2008)
Words: Marleen de Crée
Voice: Katrijn Clemer
Translation: Annmarie Sauer
Additional Camera, editing & music: Swoon
Footage: "Margaret & Ernie's Family (1942?)
Prelinger Archives - Home Movies (public Domain)

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