Marie Silkeberg and Ghayath Almadhoun | Video Poetry Artists participation at the International Film Poetry Festival Friday 4 January 2013 Theatre Empros Greece


+ the Institute [ for Experimental Arts ] 

the Video-Poetry Film Artists
Marie Silkeberg and Ghayath Almadhoun

Video Poetry films created by Marie Silkeberg and
Ghayath Almadhoun  will be shown at the
International Film Poetry Festival 
Friday 4 January 2013 at Theatre Empros in Greece.

Marie Silkeberg, born in 1961 in Denmark, lives in Stockholm, Sweden.  She is a poet, translator and professor in Literary Composition at the University of Gothenburg. She has published six books of poetry,  most recent: 23:23, (Bonniers 2006 ) and Material, (Bonniers 2010). She has translated the works of poets such as Susan Howe, Rosmarie Waldrop and Inger Christensen among others. She is also working with sound compositions and poetry films in collaboration with composers and filmmakers. A collection of essays Avståndsmätning was published 2005.

Ghayath Almadhoun born in 1979 in Damascus, Syria.He lives in Sweden.He has studied Arabic literature in four years at Damascus University and worked as a journalist since 1999.He has written cultural articles and book and theater reviews for various Arabic-language magazines and newspapers such as Al-Hayat and Al-Quds al-Arabi (London) and Annahar (Beirut). He founded in 2006, together with the Syrian poet Lukman Derky, a litteraturhus - The House of Poetry - in Damascus.In 2004 "Qasaed sakatat sahwan" granted Almazraa Award, in 2008 "The bigger the city gets, the smaller my room", in 2010 "Asylansökan". He works with poetry films since 2010.   

Videos of Marie Silkeberg and
Ghayath Almadhoun at 
International Film Poetry Festival:

A film by: Ghayath Almadhoun & Marie Silkeberg
Poems:"The City" : Ghayath Almadhoun
Translation from Arabic: Catherine Cobham
            "What Gas" : Marie Silkeberg from Material, 2010
People in the streets of Stockholm
Female voices: "The City"
Male voices: "What Gas"

Fragments of music from:
Imri Sandström
Miriam Karpantschof

Sound montage:
Marie Silkeberg

Air raid sirens:
Berlin and London World War II
You can watch the Video Poem : HERE

A film by Ghayath Almadhoun & Marie Silkeberg
Poem: "Your Memory is My Freedom" by Marie Silkeberg
Sola Scriptura, Norway 2012

Translation from Swedish:
Agneta Falk-Hirschman

Marie Silkeberg
You can watch the Video Poem : HERE

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