We are pleased to announce the physical presence of some poets and visual artists outside of Greece who will present their artwork at the 7th International Video Poetry Festival on 14-15 December 2018 at Theatre Empros (https://theinstitute.info/?p=3252)
SPIRALS– main showroom – starts at 19.00- duration 20 minutes
Spirals is a poetic journey that crosses geographical borders and unites European female voices in an exchange of languages, cultures, personal narratives and modes of expression. Through the symbol of the spiral, the project explores thresholds, migration, path, nature, home and sense of belonging; the spiral acts as a sign of becoming, transforming and awareness. Poems written by contemporary female poets, recorded material, music and movement are part of a series of performances, photography and video-work. Women create and walk on spirals in a variety of places, such as London, Broadstairs, Coventry, Barcelona, Athens and Belgrade.
– Created by Hari Marini – PartSuspended (UK) (www.partsuspended.com/)
During 7th International Video Poetry Festival 2018 Vasiliki Legaki (composer) and Agnes Marton (poet) will present three of their collaborative works:
Captain Fly’s Bucket List (first part) -GREEK PREMIERE
Chamber opera (opera duet) for baritone voice and classical guitar
performers: Nikos Painezis (baritone), George Tossikian (guitar)
Background art: paintings by Rusudan Khizanishvili
Waiting for Spring Fancy-dressed (a paraphrase of Nietzsche’s eternal return) -WORLD PREMIERE For three female singers- performers: Marina Rechkalova (soprano), Lyudmyla Bondarenko (soprano), Maria Tanagia (alto)
Cordeliade (a response to Shakespeare’s King Lear) -WORLD PREMIERE
For alto voice and clarinet performers: Maria Tanagia (alto) and Spyros Tzekos (clarinet)
Agnes Marton is a Hungarian-born poet, writer, librettist from the Poetry Society, The Federation of Writers Scotland, Association of Writers and Writing Programs (USA) Reviews Editor of The Ofi Press (Mexico), Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (UK), guest editor of the prestigious literary magazine Pratik. Recent publications include her collection ‘Captain Fly’s Bucket List’ and four chapbooks with Moria Books (USA). She won the National Poetry Day Competition in the UK. Her short story ‘Marina di San Cresci’ was called exceptional in the Disquiet Literary Contest (USA). She was awarded numerous prizes and residencies.
Vasiliki Legaki is a Greek composer within setting ranging from a symphony orchestra and chamber music to solo and staging music. Her works have been performed in Europe and USA by diverse musicians, ensembles, and orchestras, including the guitarist Xuefei Yang, Trio Accanto, BBC Singers, Fidelio Trio, Angel Orchestra, and Orion Orchestra. Her music has been gained recognition in several competitions and festivals, such as 32nd International Composition Competition of Alea III (Boston, USA), Sorodha International Composition Competition (Antwerp), Park Lane Group Young Artists Spring Series (London), Impuls Academy (Graz, Austria), Darmstadt Summer Festival (Germany). Vasiliki has studied musicology (BMus) and music composition (MMus) at Royal Holloway University of London with Helen Grime and Mark Bowden.
Lucia Sellars from Bolivia/UK
Lucia Sellars is a poet, an environmental scientist and a quiet observer. She currently lives in the UK, arriving from New Zealand, Chile, Peru and Santa Cruz de la Sierra in Bolivia. She published a pamphlet at 18, after winning the Premio Joven Contest in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. She has also published in small magazines such as The Response (Fabrica Art Gallery – Brighton), Cronopis (Barcelona) and Alba (London). She started to perform in Oxford in 2014 at The Catweazle, and was part of Poetry Can F* Off, by Heathcote Williams in 2015. . She writes in both English and Spanish.
You can read one of her interviews at the Poetry Film Live:
Lucia Sellars – personal BLOG:
Ellen Kay from United Kingdom
Helen is a quirky poet from a onesie free household. More recently she has been organizing an exhibition of the work of dyslexic writers and artists. She curates the Nantwich Poetry Page – which advertises arts events in the Crewe Nantwich.Helen is a dyslexia tutor at Reaseheath College in Cheshire. She gained recognition in several smaller poetry competitions and went on to win the Wigan Greenheart Competition in 2012. Since then she has had poems published in various magazines, including The Interpreter’s House, Ink Sweat and Tears, Obsessed with Pipework, Nutshells andNuggets and Dreamcatcher. Her work was also included in the Spokes and Coast word Festival Anthologies.
Adele Myers from the UK
Adele Myers is an Artist and Filmmaker living in Fujairah UAE, teaching Applied Communication, with a major in Filmmaking. Her work, in the main concentrates on creating poem film adaptations. These films have been screened internationally in film and literature festivals as well as Art Galleries, including a retrospective of her work at Dimensions Arts Centre, Chongqing China
Some of these festivals include; Kendal Mountain Film Festival, Underwire, BAFTA Market, London Short Film Festival and Bristol Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival in UK and Berlin Zebra Poem Film Festival, PosieFest and Tarp, IndieCork, Cyclop Festival, Ginsberg Film Festival and now World of Women Festival in Dubai.
In 2014 and again in 2017 she was invited to create work for The Poetry Society’s prestigious National Poetry Prize, creating work, which uses dance to explore the shapes and rhythm of the poems’ themes.
She is the founder and artistic Director of Bokeh Yeah! Originally launched in Manchester. A DSLR Academy of sorts, providing video and production training, networking and film opportunities for DLSR Filmmakers based in the UK. The group under her direction has produced poem films and music videos that have gained international recognition. Since her move to the UAE, she has adapted the ideas of the group to poem film workshops in both China and Zimbabwe.
William Rowe + Helen Dimos from UK
The essayist, poet, and translator William Rowe is Emeritus Professor of Poetics at Birkbeck College, University of London, and the author of several books on Latin American and British poetry.
Helen Dimos is a Greek-American poet currently living in Boston, Massachusetts (USA)
and Athens, Greece. She is a guest organizer of the Paros Translation Symposium held
annually in Greece and founded by poets Susan Gevirtz and Siarita Kouka.
Marcin Jagnus from Poland
Marcin Jagnus is an artist based in Warsaw. He has taken the Internation Photography Award three times. He graduated from the University of the Arts in Poznan (UAP), Department of Multimedia Communication, Photography Faculty.
Gaetan Saint Remy from Belgium
Ο Gaetan Saint-Remy, γεννημένος στις 30 Μαΐου 1979 στις Βρυξέλλες, είναι βέλγος σκηνοθέτης και συγγραφέας. Σπούδασε σκηνοθεσία στο Louvain-la-Neuve Institute of Broadcasting Arts, στη συνέχεια, γράφοντας και αναλύοντας ταινίες στο Université Libre de Bruxelles. Το 2003, δημιούργησε τον Sep Stigo Films με την Corentin Adolphy.
Lara Yilancioglu from Turkey
Lara Yilancioglu, born and raised in Istanbul, graduated from Marmara Uni. Fine Art Faculty in Cinema-Tv with the stop-motion project named ”Ada”. Lara worked few years as a video editor in a film company. Now continues as a freelance video maker, traveling and recording. Lara works on experimental video, poetic video, stop-motion video, music video, video collage.
YOU CAN READ THE PROGRAM OF THE 7TH INTERNATIONAL VIDEO POETRY FESTIVAL HERE: