As a multi-media poet, artist, videographer, I do performance-oriented videopoems that are composed of poems, art, dance, video. This is a little trailer for a performance of poetry and video and dance that I did in 2015 that showcases three of my pieces, Threnody in Clay, A Floral Opera and Ink Ocean. __________________ The photo for the still is from a poetry event where I performed 'A Floral Opera' and was taken by Josef Hochleitner.
Video poetry is generally described a combination of poetry and image in video form, across genres, inter-spliced, cross-disciplinary. A videopoem is a transliteration. Text is translated from one script into another, from page-oriented into cinematic. We get a 'verbal/visual' cluster, a complex, a nexus, a multiplicity composed of vectors that intersect. The videopoem casts moving images of poetry into a film stream in ways that enable it, itself, to become a visual poem.
My videopoems, however, are not transliterations of poems. Rather, I do performance pieces composed of poetry, image, video, a mask &/or a painting or sculpture and dance. For me, all the components of a piece arise from a singular creative process that finds its expression in multiple (poetic, artistic, filmic, kinetic) approaches to the same subject.