This programme of film and video looks at projected language as physical matter, as a material which in the spirit of Brion Gysin can be cut into pieces, scrambled and then reassembled. The selection features contemporary and historic works that engage with the process of light reading, kinetic typography, wordless and asemic writing - mark making between information delivery and gibberish. Beyond concrete and visual poetry the programme traces projected language as a form of viewing that holds the gaze hostage and demands a time-based reading process, a type of communication that fluctuates between the confessional and the descriptive and that allows the viewer to partake in the writing process. The screening includes work by Anna Barham, Shannon Ebner, Brion Gysin, Nelson Henricks, BS Johnson, Richard Kostelanetz, Frances Stark and William Wegman.
Shannon Ebner, Between Words Pause, 2010, 5’
Brion Gysin at Work, excerpt from Network21 program 03
Frances Stark, Structures That Fit My Opening and Other Parts Considered in Relation to Their Whole, 2006
BS Johnson, Up Yours Too Guillaume Apollinaire!, 1969
Nelson Henricks, COMÉDIE, 1994
William Wegman, Alphabet Soup, 1995
Anna Barham, Iris, 2011
Richard Kostelanetz, Video Poems, Kinetic Writing, 1975-1989
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