Keynote talk at Oslopoesi Film in Norway, January 2015

I gave the keynote talk at Oslopoesi Film, which is a fantastic critical and creative space for poetry and its intersection with film. My talk centred on the problem of voiceover, which I see as an overly used ‘go to’ method for putting poems into cinema. There were presentations by J.P. Sipila (Finland), Marie Silkeberg (Sweden), Steve Roggenbuck (US) among others.

Zebra Poetry Film Festival

The biannual Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin takes place in a beautiful venue, The Babylon Cinema, and it’s always a fantastic collection of writers, filmmakers, producers, artists and all sorts. This year, I am serving on the jury. Really looking forward to seeing the programme

‘The Polish Language’ in TYPEMOTION at ZKM|Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany

November 16, 2013–January 12, 2014
TYPEMOTION (Schriftfilme)
Type as Image in Movement
ZKM (Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie)
Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe

Through multiple digital possibilities, script can go beyond its function in the mediation of information and gains an increasingly autonomous, aesthetic status. Analog or digitally based films or film fragments are referred to as script films, whereby moving, animated, graphically designed and, above all, script set to sound play the main role.
The exhibition SCHRIFTFILME leads to places in which we encounter moving script: artistic productions, but also feature films, advertising, music videos or media facades in cities. The project SCHRIFTFILME represents an attempt to compile, typologize and publically present classical popular as well as lesser noticed and frequently difficult to access script films from twenty countries dating from 1895 to the present.