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Brenda Clews

The Videopoet in Action

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I'm a videopoet. This clip is from a few years ago. Yes, I learnt Final Cut from YouTube tutorials and then printed out the 1200 pg manual and read it end to end (it's way better than any books on it). Self-taught is the word. I love poetry and I love film and is there any reason not to put them together? Perhaps I compose videos like paintings visually; also, I focus not on an abstract rendition but on the personal, the 'performance,' oh yes. Somewhat idiosyncratic. Wildly unpruned. The best way to go. ::Smiling!:: Show less
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As a painter and poet, I find myself, like many, drawn to experimenting with video. Self-taught, I explore the possibilities of videopoetry with delighted abandon. ---- And define video poetry loosely as any word and image in video form, across genres, purist, inter-spliced, cross-disciplinary. A videopoem is a kind of transliteration. It is is process of converting text from one script into another, thus becoming a 'verbal/visual' cluster, a complex, a nexus, a multiplicity composed of vectors that intersect. The videopoem casts moving images of poetry into the cinematic stream in ways that enable it, itself, to become a poem. Video poetry is a new and emerging art form.
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