‘The FilmArte Festival returns to Madrid for an evening filled with some of the best films about art(ist)s in our Spring 2023 edition! In addition to watching the films at the amazing Artistic Metropol, you’ll also get to ask your questions to the film teams participating in our Q&A!’
Very proud to say that The Exhibition by Charles Olsen is included in the screening. He commissioned myself alongside a group of highly talented artists to make short responses to his playfully ‘irreverent’ docu-journo-video essay on the art world. My work for him was about my rabbit Duchess and the importance of the environment to me (even in my small backyard) over the importance (or lifelessness) of the museum. It reflected on the way art cannot achieve the same beauty as nature itself. When Duchess died, the silent film I gave to Charles eventually became its own short poetry film – I Cannot be Human – where I added text that attempted to share my grief at the dying planet and Duchess’ death. As an autistic artist I also feel very close to animals and birds and the vital role they play in my happiness.
I hope to make it to Madrid – one of my favourite cities – and I also know this is a very special event. Buzzing to be part of it. Thank you Charles!
Writer, Poetry Filmmaker and co-founder of Liberated Words Poetry Film Festival and events.