The POPF – me in conversation with Javier Robledo of VideoBardo; and Charles Olsen presenting on Spanish and Portuguese videopoets online, 29/11, 6 pm GMT
VIDEOBARDO in Buenos Aires is celebrating its 25th anniversary! It is live from the 25–28 November CENTRO CULTURAL SAN MARTÍN – SALA 1 (Sarmiento y Paraná ) 5–11 pm, and online from the 29 December at the YouTube channel where you can also see the very interesting documentary by poet and video poet Charles Olsen on selected Spanish and Portuguese video poets who were feature in the book. See also www.videobardo.com
There are numerous screenings and invited curations to see, and I wish I could have been there myself. I went in 2012 and gave a talk, so I know how special the festival can be. If you take a look at their website you can travel back to the beginning of this century! and see the extraordinary work they have been across all forms of poetry. They are truly an innovative festival.
SO excited to be part of it, in the online screening, with an interview with festival director Javier Robledo. He asks some challenging and exciting questions, and there are numerous artists featured, so take a look. There is also an insightful video presentation by Charles Olsen with a selection of the Spanish and Portuguese video poets who were featured in his chapter in the book. Our presentations follow each other together so take a look. They are available at the festival online site until December 3rd.
Spanning 25 years this festival is truly a legendary event, with a multitude of different approaches to poetry and fim/video. THIS IS AN EVENT TO REMEMBER.
There will be programs of Videopoetry, Poetic Video Perfomance, Poetic Animation, Poetic Sound, VideoDance, Video Art and Poetic Medium-length Films that bring together137 videos by artists from around the world. In addition, there will be a video interview with Javier Robledo on the book The Poetics of Poetry Film with Sarah Tremlett, director of the Liberated Words Festival in the United Kingdom, and a separate presentation by Charles Olsen with Spanish and Portuguese videopoets who were featured in his chapter in the book.
Instants Video Video Art Festival of France, Magmart Video Art Festival of Italy, Waley Gallery Art Galey from Taiwan, ÁREA Association of Audiovisual Experimental Filmmakers, the presentation of the Decolonial Constellations Series in Art-Action # 2 of the space Peras de Olmo –Ars Continua, and as a guest Tom Konyves, a reference in Videopoetry, from Canada will present Hopscotch, the analysis of a videopoem.