Filmpoem Festival and Continuum

It is August so no surprise that there are a multitude of exciting events to populate your diaries with.  Let me add a couple of options, in case you’re in the mood.  It’s wonderful to be a part of these events curated by good friends and amazing artists.  Hope to see you there if you can make it, or soon anyway in the midst of festival delights and Edinburgh sunshine.

 

Opul (James Iremonger and JL WIlliams) will be performing at the Filmpoem Festival in Dunbar tomorrow.  You can download the full programme here.

 

Continuum, part of the Edinburgh Art Festival 2013, will take place at New Media Scotland (aka Inspace).  More details:

8 August 2013

Continuum

7–8pm

£4. Book tickets.

 

Continuum is an immersive, visceral experience featuring work by visual artist Catherine Street, poet JL Williams and composer improvisers Martin Parker and Owen Green.
At the heart of this performance, Street’s film Continuum derives its intense sound and images from the exhausted body of the artist. Street is shown engaged in a sensual and bodily encounter, not only with the physical world but also with the conceptual world of mathematical ideas. She probes her physical limits and at the same moment gives voice to a text that seems to explore those limits in cool theoretical terms. Live readings by Street and Williams weave hallucinatory narratives that allude to the experiential world of human perception alongside a theoretical conception of time and space. William’s rich, emotive delivery is contrasted with Street’s precise voice. Taking cues from the intense audio of the film, Green and Parker’s live performances fill the space with sound that builds in intensity over time. On engaging with this sensory experience and the sometimes disturbing impressions evoked by the performances, the audience is liable to feel a strong emotional response, perhaps of unease, fascination or exhilaration.
The film Continuum was shot by filmmakers Ben Ewart-Dean and Daniel Warren, with sound by Owen Green and performance by Catherine Street and Dmitry Ser. Initially created as part of an artist commission for the Human Race exhibition, funded by Legacy Trust UK and Creative Scotland, Continuum was first presented with support from Generator Projects, Dundee.

 

New Media Scotland

1 Crichton Street, EH8 9AB

0131 650 2750

www.mediascot.org

 

Published by jlwpoetry

Books by JL Williams include Condition of Fire (Shearsman, 2011), Locust and Marlin (Shearsman, 2014), Our Real Red Selves (Vagabond Poets, 2015) and House of the Tragic Poet (If A Leaf Falls Press, 2016). A collection exploring the fine line between abundance and apocalypse, After Economy, was published by Shearsman Books in May 2017. She is interested in expanding dialogues through writing across languages, perspectives and cultures and in multimodal and cross-form work, visual art, dance, opera and theatre. Published widely in journals, her poetry has been translated into numerous languages. She has read at international literature festivals and venues in the UK, Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Turkey, Cyprus, Canada, Hungary, Romania, Montenegro and the US. She wrote the libretto for a new opera, Snow, was Writer-in-Residence for the British Art Show 8 in Edinburgh and plays in the poetry and music band Hail of Bright Stones (https://hailofbrightstones.com/).

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