On June 20, 2015 at 8pm, at VIVO Media Arts, Vancouver, TCR will celebrate the release of the Pacific Poetries issue with readings by Daphne Marlatt, Glen Lowry, and listen chen along with the premiere screening of three short videos by filmmaker Brian Johnson and poets Jordan Abel, Roy Miki, and Jacqueline Turner. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the video participants. Free. Doors 7:30. Cash Bar.
Event co-presented by VIVO with the support of the BC Arts Council and Access Canada.
“In Cine-geographies: the Pacific video project, The Capilano Review commissioned three 3-minute collaborative digital works for single or multiple screens. The three experimental video projects – collaborations between BC poets and a BC filmmaker – have explored Pacific regional geo-politics: environments, urban sites, historical interfaces, waterways, radical cartographies. Rather than begin each production process with a pre-written text that is “filmed,” the project innovated an improvisational approach based on a series of meetings between each acclaimed writer (Jordan Abel, Roy Miki, and Jacqueline Turner) and director/cinematographer Brian Johnson and collaboration through the entire production process. The video’s experiment with translating each writers’ concepts, questions, and textual researched on Pacific-oriented material into digital video formats, including finding visual/aural analogies for linguistic expressions. Filming and editing of the digital works will take place in February/March 2015, and we will screen the works in May 2015.”