“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 Screenings in 2015

Motionpoems Screenings in 2015:

Premiere, Walker Art Center, MN (14 films)
Reuters News Service, worldwide (1 film)
MSP Int’l Film Festival, MN (7 films)
Forecast Public Art Film Festival, MN (Arrivals & Departures documentary, 1 film)
Flux Festival, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (1 film)
Iron Horse Film Festival, Texas Tech U, TX (3 films)
Festival Silêncio, Lisbon Portugal (2 films)
Trinindad + Tobago Int’l Film Festival (1 film)
Jundiaí Brazil (1 film)
100 films in 100 minutes by Kiev International Short Film Festival, Ukraine (1 film)
Other film festivals including: Free Range Film Festival (MN), Square Lake Festival

Motionpoems Screenings in 2014

Motionpoems Screening in 2014:

Premiere, Walker Art Center, MN, cross-listed with the MSP Int’l Film Festival (16 films)
Cube Gallery, Phoenix Gallery, Leicester, England (1 film shown in April, May, June)
ReVersed Poetry Film Festival, Kriterion Cinema, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2 films shown April)
Showcase at the Museum of Outdoor Arts, Englewood, Colorado (10 films)
Showcase, 13th Floor Film Festival, Carmichael Lynch rooftop, Minneapolis (5 films)
Square Lake Music and Film Festival, Stillwater, Minnesota (2 films)
Premiere of our first block-wide projection: Arrivals & Departures at Union Depot

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

Motionpoems Screenings in 2013

Motionpoems Screenings in 2013:

Premiere, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, cross-listed with the MSP Int’l Film Festival
Showcase, SD Festival of the Book, Deadwood SD
Showcase, Headwaters Film Festival, Bemidji, MN