A ›flicker film‹, as I have made them and understand them thus far, consists not of moving image footage but of a series of still images presented at around 24 or 25 per second. It could be described as an extremely rapid slideshow. Cinema film is also, of course, still images projected at 24 frames per second, but with the intention of transforming frames into seamless movement, whereas a flicker film disrupts the seamless with disparate frames.
In 2005 I first began experimenting with rhythmic effects in relation to text-based, minimalist video poems, as an extension of my work as a painter, filmmaker and writer.
»We want to bridge a gap between the international poetry film world and the UK poetry world. We want poetry film to be mainstream in the poetry life of the UK, not seen as merely an attempt to illustrate poetry, but as poetry in itself – a unique poetry art form.«
A curated selection of short film artworks chosen for their alignment with poetic structures and experiences, and with the visual, verbal and aural languages of poetry in various forms.
Der 1. Weimarer Poetryfilmpreis wird von einem Veranstaltungsprogramm begleitet, an dem Künstler und Wissenschaftler, Kuratoren und Dichter mitwirken.
Poetry films offer creative opportunities for exploring new semiotic modes and for communicating messages and meanings in innovative ways. Poetry films open up new methods of engagement, new audiences, and new means of self-expression, and also provide rich potential for the creation, perception and experience of emotion and meaning.