film and video poetry festival

Filmfestival by the Film and Video Poetry Society, 12 – 21 Nov 2020, Los Angeles.

On 14 Nov 2020, 8 pm (LA time) my video Alphabet opens the program SKIN OF THE FILM

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This program is co-curated by special guest curator Laura U. Marks and FVPS managing director Jesse Russell Brooks and based on the idea of intercultural cinema proposed in Marks’ critically acclaimed book The Skin of the Film: Intercultural Cinema, Embodiment, and the Senses (2000). A sensuous program exploring how the cultural sensorium dilates and transforms when people migrate, or find themselves torn between cultures. Laura U. Marks is Grant Strate Professor in the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, and the founder of the Small File Media Festival.

Program SKIN OF THE FILM 14 Nov 2020:
ALPHABET (media artist. Lies Neve, Netherlands, 2019)
HOMAGE TO SUMMER (writer & director. Katerina Markoulaki, Greece, 2019)
ONE PIECE OF SOAP (writer & director. Adonia Bouchehri, Germany, 2019)
SNOWFALL (directors. Yasir Masood & Peter McCain, poetry. Tabinda Javed & Yasir Masood, U.S., 2020)
UNSOUND (filmmaker. Vivian Ostrovsky, U.S., 2019)
HOMECOMING (writer & director. Akio Yuguchi, animator. Miki Tanaka, Estonia, 2015)
short intermission
MEXICANS LOST IN MEXICO (poet. Nico Amador, director. Irit Reinheimer, U.S., 2020)
REBELLION (writer & director.Franz Quiñonez, Peru, 2020)
60 FLOWERS, 70 CAPSULES, 80 DIGITS (writer & media artist. Arturo Cubacub, U.S., 1982)
LOST IN HER HAIR: MONDAY (dir. Pegah Pasalar, Islamic Republic of Iran, 2019)
PLEASE COME AGAIN (writer & director. Alisa Yang, Japan, 2016)
THE LINEN CLOSET (writers. Ian W. Hill & David Finkelstein, direction & animation. David Finkelstein, U.S., 2016)