Sunday, December 12, 2004

Moving Picture Poetics: Sampling Fifty Years of Poets and Cinema

Program 3: Collaborations

California College of the Arts

Co-presented with The Poetry Center

The third show in our series features collaborations between local filmmakers, artists and poets, including four premieres and three more rarities. The Menage (2002) is Anne Waldman and Ed Bowes’ setting of Carl Rakosi’s poem. Joanne Kyger’s read “through” the Meditations of Descartes (1968) is our final NCET sponsored tape. Cecilia Dougherty screens the latest in her video portrait series, Dodie Bellamy (premiere). Before the War (1990, premiere) is an uncanny premonition or memory of what is always with us, using Laura Moriarty’s poem and Jiri Veskrna’s images. Leslie Scalapino’s reading from her book way is accompanied by Konrad Steiner’s montage in delay series (premiere). Aliengnosis (premiere) pairs Robert Glück’s subconsciously inspired misreadings with visual artist Dean Smith’s video imagery. Swamp (1991) is Abigail Child’s soap opera starring Carla Harryman, Steve Benson, Marga Gomez, Susie Bright et al, plus sudsy video effects. (Konrad Steiner)