Happenings

Happenings

Season 8 Premiere: Dear Mr. President in NYC

Led by Executive Producer Claire McGirr, this year Motionpoems has decided to tackle issues that affect everyone. The world premiere screening will take place on Feb. 8, 2018 at 7:30 pm at Anthology Film Archives in New York City. Tickets are sold out, but stay tuned for more screenings and online releases!

Pairing filmmakers & poets to make creative content, Season 8 features 12 short films that tackle racism, LGBTQIA+ rights, immigration, women’s rights, gun control, educational & social welfare, judicial system reform,

Motionpoems Presents CHAOS ON THE GREEN LINE

In June of 2017, Motionpoems partnered with Pixel Farm Creative and Egg Music to create a first-of-its-kind 360º VR experience aboard the Twin Cities Green Line train. Using geolocation, riders can use Google Cardboard or any VR viewer to experience a surreal virtual environment that emulates the train’s actual movement and orientation. The experience is still available. Download the Chaos on the Green Line app free for iOS or Android and climb aboard! Click here to learn more.

“Steel and Air”

A new motionpoem, adapted by Sparky Stories from John Ashbery’s untitled prose poem:

And now I cannot remember how I would have had it. It is not a conduit (confluence?) but a place. The place, of movement and an order. The place of old order. But the tail end of the movement is new. Driving us to say what we are thinking. It is so much like a beach after all, where you stand and think of going no further. And it

Motionpoems presents colossal public artwork in Saint Paul

Motionpoems presented a massive, one-of-a-kind audio-visual public art experience at Union Depot Oct 10 – 11, 2014, to coincide with the St. Paul Art Crawl. The project, titled “Arrivals & Departures,” was a compilation of four poems on the theme of “arrivals and departures” by Minnesota poets that were made into four short films by Minnesota filmmakers.

“Arrivals & Departures at Saint Paul’s Union Depot,” a micro-documentary from Motionpoems on Vimeo.

The films were projected across the façade of Union Depot on nine 35’ tall screens hung