Cadence 2019 – Refrain Cadence
Image credit, this page: Still from Dictionary Illustrations by Marie Craven + Sarah Sloat
$12 General Admission
A screening of video poetry packages from fellow festivals around the world featuring a selection of non-English language works. Showcase will include curated picks from Nudo, festival de poesía visual in Barcelona, Spain; Ó Bhéal International Poetry-Film Competition in Cork, Ireland; and International Video Poetry Festival in Athens, Greece.
NUDO, visual poetry festival (April 3–7, 2019)
…is an annual poetic gathering celebrating the contemporary poetic reality without limits of borders or formats since 2017. Poetry today is booming and in constant dialogue with other disciplines: illustration, video, dance, music, collage, painting, photography, cinema. NUDO features videopoetry screenings, workshops, live performances and visual poetry exhibitions, all in an intimate environment where the love of words and beauty reigns. Held in Barcelona in several venues, it’s a party for the senses.
Amarre, by Mara Carver (Spain)
Descubro que el verbo amar tiene muchas versiones
si tú lo dices
si yo lo digo
si nos decimos
Me amarro a todo
Todo me amarra
Amarrarse por la noche
Amar por el día
Madre, emanas belleza,
si no, asoma el drama
Cada nacimiento es asombro
es la rama de un árbol más grande.
es el mar bravo
por la mañana,
sin tildes ni comas
Amarrada de día
amada de noche
No amas mas amaste
mástiles, meus amantes.
Amarra la mañana vibrante y fría
ese sol manso
que emana destello
destila vida, misterio.
me amarra el deseo
el deseo de maleza que narra
lo imprevisto, la llamada
la pupila en llamas
que mana lo que nos falta.
Eso que no sabemos.
Llega el relámpago,
sol de noviembre,
me amarras ardiente
Amarrarme me dejo.
Amarrémonos, todos, libres,
junto al río.
Antiheroína, by Menchu Esteban (Spain)
A story about gender violence, ‘Antiheroine’ addresses macho violence against women using the aesthetic and narrative of the Western.
More than the western hero, I like the antihero, who must fight against their own internal conflicts to find a solution. That’s how the concept of ‘Antiheroine’ was born, a person who is losing but in this story has decided to win.
Frecuencia de onda, by Lola López Cózar (Spain)
Written and directed by Lola López Cózar
Music by Julien Allioux
Urrezko Erastuna / The Gold Ring, by Kirmen Uribe (Spain)
A fantastical poem/story told in the Basque language.
Poem by Kirmen Uribe
Music by Mikel Urdangarin
Produced and directed by Jon Garaño
Ó Bhéal International Poetry-Film Competition
…in association with the IndieCork Festival of Independent Film and Music, (October 6–13, 2019) presents a showcase of competition winners to date. 2019 will be Ó Bhéal’s tenth year screening international poetry-films, and seventh year featuring this competition. Shortlisted films are screened during the festival in October and one winner receives the Indie Cork / Ó Bhéal prize for best Poetry-Film.
No País Dos Sacanas / In the Land of Bastards, by Manuel Vilarinho + Jorge de Sena (Portugal)
To be a crook and a half in the country of crooks? No, since everyone is, at least, two.
Poem by Jorge de Sena
Directed by Manuel Vilarinho
Born in 1974, Manuel is a graduate in Tecnologia da Comunicação Audiovisual by IPP, Instituto Politecnico do Porto, in 2004. He directed several video clips for the music band, Fat Freddy during 2000 and 2003. In 2001 he won the FESTIVIDEO FILM FESTIVAL and the First Prize and Public award on OVAR VIDEO FILM FESTIVAL, with the short cut, LADROES. In 2004 he won the TAKE ONE prize at the International Video Festival of Vila de Conde, with AGUENTA, RAPAZ. During 2007 and 2011 he edited several TV programs. Manuel has worked at TVI, Independent Television in Portugal, since 2001.
Wadland, by Marleen van der Werf (Netherlands)
Wadland is a poetic wildlife documentary about the life in the sand of a tidal plain, and the search for a lost childhood memory.
After finishing her Masters in Biology and Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam, Marleen van der Werf specialized in filming nature. www.marleenvanderwerf.com
In The Circus Of You, by Cheryl Gross + Nicelle Davis (US)
A visceral spectacle of controlled excess; it dismantles the three rings we use to contain our most domestic horrors and shows us the way through vulnerability to release. Nicelle Davis’s poetry mythologizes pain, makes grief, anger, disgust, and fear bearable by transforming them into finely wrought poems. These poems are filled with sharp edges, dissections, illusions, and images of flight; both in their language and in the ways they occupy the page. They are perfectly matched by the animation and drawings of Cheryl Gross, who translates Davis’s poetry into an equally grotesque, equally eloquent visual language.
Poem by Nicelle Davis
Directed by Cheryl Gross
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Cheryl Gross is an illustrator and motion graphic artist living and working in the New York area. She is a professor at Pratt Institute and Bloomfield College.
“I equate my work with creating and building an environment, transforming my inner thoughts into reality. Beginning with the physical process, I work in layers. I am involved in solving visual and verbal complexities such as design and narrative. My urban influence has indeed added an ‘edge’ to my work.” Many have compared Cheryl’s work to “Dr. Seuss on crack.”
Dictionary Illustrations, by Sarah Sloat + Marie Craven (Australia)
Searching for a word, I set off browsing the dictionary illustrations.
Poem by Sarah Sloat
Directed by Marie Craven
Marie Craven assembles short videos from poetry, music, voice and moving images by various artists around the world. Created via the internet, the pieces are collaborative in a way that belongs to the 21st century. Social networking and open media licensing are key to the process. Since 2014, Marie has put together many video poems, most often in association with The Poetry Storehouse and Pool creative group.
She has also collaborated for several years as a vocalist with electronic musicians globally, also via the internet. During the 1990s and early 2000s she wrote and directed short narrative and experimental films that were screened and awarded widely at international film festivals. Her earliest involvement in media was in the mid-1980s with super 8 film-making in Melbourne. http://vimeo.com/mariecraven
Descrambled Eggs, by Steve Currie + Kayla Jeanson (Canada)
Poetry, dance, and eggs collide in this short film by Canadian artist Kayla Jeanson. Poet Steve Currie grapples with the origins of his existence and limitations of his corporeality.
Poem by Steve Currie
Directed by Kayla Jeanson
Kayla Jeanson is a Winnipeg-based filmmaker who specializes in producing screendance and work on the edge of documentary. A producer/director for her company Parachute Media Lab, she has developed a wide range of work including broadcast and commercial web video. She is also a trained contemporary dancer and choreographer.
Accident de Personne, by Álvaro Martín (Spain/France)
We create metaphors in order to mention facts we don’t want to talk about.
Born in Valladolid, Spain, with a degree in Philosophy by the University of Salamanca, Álvaro Martín is interested in all kinds of art, especially in cinema and literature. In 2011 he created the movie production company Dream Zero Films (www.dreamzerofilms.com), he has directed several film shorts under that brand, like The Adorable Tenant (2013), Stockholm (2013), Disintegration (2014) or Cinema Roxy (2014).
International Video Poetry Festival (February 2020)
…in Athens, Greece is organized by the +Institute [for ExperimentalArts] and Void Network. Void Network began organizing multimedia poetry nights in 1990. Void Network and +the Institute [for Experimental Arts] believe that multimedia poetry nights and video poetry shows can vibrate in the heart of the metropolis, bring new audiences in contact with contemporary poetry, and open new creative dimensions for this ancient art.
HEBEERIN / BEAR FESTIVAL, by Inga Shepeleva (Russia)
Inga has participated in music and poetry festivals, including Structurality (Moscow), Pushkin Laboratories (St.Petersburg), Totaldobže Karostas ūdenstornī (Latvia), the festival of video poetry “Fifth leg” (2016-2017), and International festival of video poetry in Athens (2017). In all her works, Inga Shepeleva investigates the relationship between word and image from numerous historical and contemporary points of view. She explores the word in different contemporary cultural contexts, like its interaction with electronic music, academic vanguard, and video-art.
The Ravishment of Palmyra, by Eric Sarner (France)
Eric Sarner (b. Algiers) is the author of fifteen poetry collections and seven novels. He is also a journalist and documentary filmmaker. He trained in philosophy at the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Cultures, Paris VIII, particularly with Henri Meschonnic, and in English, in both France and the UK. He was awarded the Prix Arghesi Tudor (Romania) in 2013 and received the Prix Max Jacob (France) for Chronic Heart in 2014.
Irony, by Radheya Jegatheva (Australia)
A film that explores the relationship between man and technology…told from the perspective of a phone. Variously described as an Animation, an Experimental Film, a Narrative, a Documentary or a Film-Poem depending on who you speak to, this hand drawn animated film is based on the poem ‘Seven Billion’ written by the film director that won 2 National poetry awards: The Young Australian Writer’s National Award for Poetry, selected out of a field of 30,000 and the Karen W Treanor Poetry Award (Youth).
Radheya Jegatheva’s films have been selected to 8 Academy Award Qualifying Festivals along with an Australian Academy of Cinema & TV Arts (AACTA) Award nomination, which is Australia’s equivalent to the Oscars. Radheya is a Perth based Australian filmmaker born in 1999 in Johor, Malaysia to parents of South Korean and Malaysian ancestry. He is a Bachelor of Commerce and Arts student at Curtin University in Western Australia having completed high school at Perth Modern School. Radheya’s films had won awards in 6 of the worlds 7 continents with the last frontier being breached in July 2018, when one of his films played at Antarctica’s Davis Research Station.
Video poetry is language as light. As an art form, video poetry is lucid and liminal—on the threshold of the literary and the moving image. It articulates the poetic image visually, rather than metaphorically—it shifts words from page to screen, from ink to light. A video poem makes meaning that would not exist if text was without image, image without text. It is language-based video work or a video-based poem. Video poetry is a literary genre presented as visual media.