Something very fascinating and exciting happens when you mix poetry with moving images and sound. I like the idea that poetry films are not poems or films, but something different altogether.
Instead of the fast cuts and constantly changing views that we're used to, it can be really compelling to stay with just one thing – a thing as simple as light on water – as the poem plays out. A whole tiny world glimmering with atmosphere and portent; so much more than the sum of its parts.
Click on the images to watch the films.
everything is poetry – selected for Filmpoem Festival 2014
the big cool true natural picture – in collaboration with Rooney; featuring found text from ads and posters on public transport. Selected for the Liberated Words Poetry Film Festival 2013
The secret life of balloons – in collaboration with musician and sound artist Pier Bernardi AKA Dedalus.
What happens after the happily ever after – selected for Magma Poetry, the Film Issue, and the Athens International Videopoetry Festival 2018
The hours of darkness – featuring found text from in-flight announcements and posters on public transport. Selected for Filmpoem Festival 2014
The worst thing by far – featuring music by Post War Stories. Selected for the Athens International Videopoetry Festival 2018
high voltage acts of kindness – in collaboration with photographer & videographer Rooney; featuring found text from mass communications on the London Underground. Longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2012; shortlisted for the Ó Bhéal International Poetry-Film Competition 2013; selected for Filmpoem Festival 2014
Liverpool fan – in collaboration with musician and sound artist Pier Bernardi AKA Dedalus.