Keynote: Thomas Zandegiacomo Del Bel
Mixed Realities: Narrative Structures of Poetry Films
In poetry films, film is not simply used to illustrate poems but, rather, to extend them cinematically. This is an art form as old as filmmaking but by embracing new technological possibilities the poetry can be pushed in new directions. For example, the poetic presence of contemporary poetry can include exciting sequences of cuts, symbolic language and images. The art form that emerges, where the visual meets the literary, is wild, playful and innovative.