A great experience at the 8th International VideoPoetry Festival in Athens... many films, live performances, music, and a workshop session.
Full review of the event here
Fab to be meeting up with Lucy English, Chaucer Cameron and Helen Dewbery, then connecting with people in person for the first time - Marie Craven, Ian Gibbins and Ana Pantic. Many thanks to Sissy Doutsiou and her team for a very varied and exciting event.
I performed some new and old writing live - I wrote about the experience on my a-n blog
Experimenting with silent film for the first time ... I have created a piece for the Window Project, in Silver Street, Cambridge - 'Relationship Scaffolded'.
21 artists will be showing work in a continuous loop.
So pleased that I have been awarded a mentoring bursary by a-n (The Artist's Information Company). I am working on developing my practice and building up a new body of work over the next year with the support of my mentor Rosalind Davis
As part of the deal - I will be posting a blog on the a-n website - further details to follow when this is set up. Watch this space...
'Moss' has been kindly selected by Lucy English to be part of the 'Focus UK: State of the Art' programme during the Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin on Saturday 7th Dec.
Wishing all who will be there in Berlin an amazing time!
'Moss' - written by Natalie Whittaker - published in Shadow Dogs by Natalie Whittaker (2019)
Announcements! 'letter - to anyone who is listening' (poet Doyali Islam) has been shortlisted for the Poetry Film Live competition at Big Poetry Weekend in Swindon happening on 4th October and for the O'Bheal competition at IndieCork film festival in Ireland on 13th October.
Doyali Islam will be on tour hopefully in the UK in November. I hope to post some dates when confirmed.
Coming up next month - Lisbon Film Rendezvous on 4-5th October.
Each session of short films will be followed up with Q&A, discussing storytelling and film craft. This is the Winter edition of the event, held in the Lisbon Art Center & Studios.
I am very pleased to say Being and Being Empty will be screened.
New York City Poetry Festival are showing every one of the Visible Poetry Project films from the 2019 season.
The festival is on the lovely gem Governors Island, on the 27th & 28th July.
My film in 2019 is 'letter - to anyone who is listening' by Doyali Islam from her book 'Heft' published by McClelland & Stewart
The premiere of the Poetry + Video curated programme took place in May in Murwillumbah, Australia.
An hour-long collection, put together by curator Marie Craven, it surveys diverse contemporary expressions of this hybrid form. A wide range of approaches includes: screen adaptations of page poetry, prose poetry, poetry from found text and media, animations, poetic cinema, text-on-screen, and spoken word.
I am taking on the role of UK manager, and am currently seeking UK venues to screen the programme.