Hey hey, how’s it going?
I have a new filmpoem for you to look at – it’s VERY amateurish, hooray. I filmed my shadow at Hartlepool station when waiting for a train one morning. (Pretty soon I’m going to have a collection of work entirely created at Hartlepool station while waiting for trains). There are two soundtracks overlaid; one is a free download of wind chimes, the other is my annoying voice being much more boring-intoning-typical-poet than I’d like. Anyhoo, give it a look if you’d like 🙂
Even Though I Looked, Even Though I Listened
Oh, and the poem itself was written in response to work by Louise Bourgeois, during a workshop led by the rather super Lisa Matthews.
So I was rejected recently. Nothing new there. Got knocked back by Verb New Voices, who didn’t think much of a proposal featuring filmpoems. I don’t care, I love filmpoems, so here’s a couple of new ones for you. Please contact me if you’re available to re-record the voiceovers, I loathe the sound of my adenoidal toddler-voice.
This one written from a 52 prompt…
This one written from a Buddhist text…
Plus of course, the inevitable sweary rant that is Primavera, recently screened at Stage 2 of Northern Stage!!! Hahahahahaha.
I feel I have neglected all my *millions* of followers on this blog – my time and mind have both been consumed by blogging for my show (at http://www.themooncannotbestolen.wordpress.com). I’m also slightly hamstrung by my own petty ambitions to enter poems into magazines and competitions – all those nasty editors and judges only want clean poems, unsullied by prior publication on blogs. So just to apologise, here’s a whole twenty minutes of me in performance. Joy 🙂
I’m going to be posting up a few versions of this poem, as I’m still trying to get it right – this is a direct performance into camera. At some point soon there will be a filmpoem, it’s being edited right now – and then I plan to do a completely different filmpoem for the same piece. As usual, all feedback welcome.
Here is some footage of yours truly doing the first full scratch performance on Monday 29 July 2013 – the first 10 minutes of the show. Interesting to see and hear it – note to self, wearing shoes with heels makes it harder to control breathing and projection!