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2nd Annual Symposium 2019 Full Program Line up

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The 2019 Film and Video Poetry Symposium, presented by The Film and Video Poetry Society, has announced its official program for the second edition of The Film and Video Poetry Symposium. Starting July 12 and running through August 4, 2019 the Symposium will present international film screenings, 9 guest speakers, educational workshops, and gallery exhibit featuring the work of 18 artists and poets.

FVPS will present this year in three cities: New York, Moscow, and Los Angeles, California.

The Film and Video Poetry Symposium celebrates artistic excellence found through the union of poetry, film, video, and new media. The symposium brings together cinema enthusiasts, poets, filmmakers, video artists, and media artists to discover innovative work that stems from this dynamic field.

The 2019 program is a conglomerate of work described above and is curated through several sources. Please note: The Film and Video Poetry Symposium did not call for entries for this years program. A number of videopoems and poetry films have been selected through a review of past submissions. FVPS also invited poets, filmmakers, video artists, media curators, and cultural institutions to contribute work of high merit and historical importance. Finally, representing our first international exchange, FVPS has programmed 10 poetry films made by Russia directors.

The Second Annual Film and Video Poetry Society is proud to present the following films and videos for the 2019 Symposium:

·       HOUSE FOR AUTUMN EQUINOX (directors. Kristy Edmonds & Helen Lessick, U.S., 1992)
·       POEMS ABOUT THE BIG BALLET (d. Svetlana Chernikova, set to the poetry of Inna Zagraevskaya, Russia, 2017)
·       OPERATION CASTLE (d. Filip Gabriel Pudło, Poland, 2013)
·       WANT (director & poet. RG Cantalupo, U.S., 2014)
·       RASH, ACCORDION! (d. Ivan Oganesov, set to the poetry of Sergei Yesenin, Russia, 2019)
·       TONGUES UNTIED (director. Marlon Riggs, poets. Essex Hemphill & Brian Freeman, U.S., 1989)
·       I DON’T LIVE A VERY INTERESTING LIFE (writer & director. Susan Lin, U.S., 2014)
·       STARFISH AORTA COLOSSUS (directors. Lynne Sachs & Sean Hanley, p. Paulo Javier, U.S., 2015)
·       WHAT IS HAPPINESS? (d. Svetlana Koroleva, based on the poetry of Nikolai Aseev, Russia, 2018)
·       JOYCE (d. Mikhail Larionov, set to the poetry of Aleksey Pleshcheyev, Russia, 2017)
·       PERILOUS EXPERIMENT (media artist. Ruth Hayes, U.S., 2016)
·       HE LOVED (d. Anna Simakove, set to the poetry of Anna Akhmatova, Russia, 2018)
·       MOTHER (d. Graeme Maguire, p. Tim Atkins, U.K., 2015)
·       EXILES
(d. Amirul Rajiv, set to the poetry of Areseny Tarkovsky, Banladesh, 2017)
·       BLUE SILVER (d. Jean Sanchez, Spain, 2019)
·       DREAMS OF LIVING IN A ZOO (d. Svetlana Chernikova, Animation. Francesco Sons, p. Konstantin Khabensky, Russia, 2018)
·       GOOD BYE EARTH, GOODBYE SKY (d. Lili White, U.S., 2006)
·       VIOLEN & A LITTLE NERVOUS (d. Ivan Oganesov, set to the poetry of Vladimir Mayakovsky, Russia, 2016)
·       THE FAMILY HOME (d. Chad Attie, U.S., 2017)
·       THE EARTH (d. Aksinya Gog, set to the poetry of Boris Pasternak, Russia, 2016)
·       IS THIS WHAT YOU WANT? (media artist & poet. Anna Lieghton, U.S., 2019)
·       CHILDREN ARE THE ORGASM OF THE WORLD
(animator. Frances Haszard, poet. Hera Lindway Bird, U.K., 2016)
·       I KEEP LOOKING FOR HIM (d. Andrew Beers, U.S., 2017)
·       TIP OF MY TONGUE (d. Lynne Sachs, U.S., 2017)
·       WHAT WAS IT?
(d. Ilya Yepishchev set to the poetry of Danill Kharms, Russia, 2017)
·       THE LAST KNOWN PERSON
(d. Pat Van Boeckel p. Ester Naomi Perquin, Netherlands, 2019)
·       AFTER GRACE I: MINERVA (d. Kailee McGee, p. Dez’Mon Omega Fair, U.S., 2019)
·       AFTER GRACE II: POLYHYMNIA (d. Sarah Harron, p. Dez’Mon Omega Fair, U.S., 2019)
·       AFTER GRACE III: CLIO (d. Nick Duran, p. Dez’Mon Omega Fair, U.S., 2019)
·       AFTER GRACE IV: ASTRAEA (d. Camille Cotteverte, p. Dez’Mon Omega Fair, U.S., 2019)
·       AFTER GRACE V: COLAPESCE (d. Jonathan Fasulo, p. Dez’Mon Omega Fair, U.S., 2019)
·       AFTER GRACE VI: PANDORA (d. Lior Shamiz, p. Dez’Mon Omega Fair, U.S., 2019)
·       THE 100 HEADED WOMAN (d. Éric Duvivier, set to the writings and imaginings of Max Earnst, France, 1967)
·       BITTER FRUIT (d. Avital Oehler, set to the poetry of Abel Meeropol, U.S., 2019)
·       I LOVED YOU (d. Victor Vokhmincev, set to the poetry of Alexander Pushkin, Russia, 2016)

Artists and Poets exhibiting at The Los Angeles Center For Digital Art

REGINA JOSE GALINDO . DANIEL LIEGHTON . BILL BARMINSKI . KAZMIER MASLANKA . JODY ZELLEN . LYNNE SACHS
LILI WHITE . PAULO JAVIER . MARLON RIGGS . ANNA LIEGHTON . SUSAN LIN . HELEN LESSICK
KRISTY EDMONDS . RG ROSS CANTALUPO . ERIC DUVIDIER . SARAH MORRIS . DEZ’MON OMEGA FAIR

The 2nd Annual Film and Video Poetry Symposium 2019 Guest Speakers

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LYNNE SACHS
EXPERIMENTAL FILMMAKER & POET

ALEX COLE
MEDIA ARTIST

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SHIRI PAAMONY ESHEL
DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER

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BRIAN RATIGIN
ANIMATOR & EXPERIMENTAL FILMMAKER

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ANATOLIY BELYY
ACTOR & POETRY FILMMAKER

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DEZ’MON OMEGA FAIR
ARTIST & FVPS RESIDENT VIDEOPOET

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TONY PATRICK
WORLDBUILDER & IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE CREATOR

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LILI WHITE
EXPERIMENTAL FILMMAKER

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KAZMIER MAŚLANKA
MATHMATICAL VISUAL POET

Venues, film blocks, speaking engagements, and all scheduling will be announced on this news feed, via email, and through social media on June 27, 2019.