Looking forward to joining Lucy English and Helen Dewbery for the first of their new online series of events ‘Poetry Film in Conversation’. The events kick off on Thursday 9 February at 19.30 (GMT) with Animation, Motion Graphics and Text on Screen.
I'm going to be talking about text and typography :)
Diek Grobler, Suzie Hanna and I will each give a presentation (Suzie’s will be pre-recorded) followed by a panel discussion chaired by Lucy, and finishing up with an audience Q&A.
Tickets available through Eventbrite:
Diek Grobler is an artist working in various media and disciplines. Since 2010 his creative and theoretical focus has been on animated poetry-film. His films have been widely exhibited on international animation festivals, and his work has been shortlisted twice for the Weimar Poetry-film Award. He was awarded a PhD in Art from the University of South Africa and is an independent researcher on Poetry-film and experimental forms of animation.
Suzie Hanna is Emerita Professor of Animation at Norwich University of the Arts. She was Chair of NAHEMI, the National Association for Higher Education in the Moving Image from 2016 – 2019, and remains an honorary member of the executive. As an animator who collaborates with other academics and artists, her research interests include animation, poetry, puppetry and sound design. She has made numerous short films all of which have been selected for international festival screenings, TV broadcast or exhibited in curated shows. She also creates improvised animated projections for live performances of music and poetry. Recent commissions include short films for BBC Ideas and Cambridge University Creative Encounters Programme. She contributes to journals, books and conferences, and has led several innovative projects including online international student collaborations and digital exhibitions of art and poetry on what was Europe’s largest public HiDef screen. She works as a production consultant and as an international academic examiner, and she was a member of the AHRC Peer Review College from 2009-2014.
Very happy to say that Because Goddess is Never Enough will be part of the upcoming Dona i Cinema biennial festival in Valencia in Spain, showing on the first day of the screening programme on 30th January. The festival seeks "to give visibility to artistic productions by women, given their absence in all areas of the film industry, from artistic creation to distribution".
Sunderland Shorts is a great festival to be part of - I was very pleased that Because Goddess is Never Enough was part of the experimental screening. Very well supported and organised, this quick review gives a flavour of the festival.
Thank you Sunderland!