Run Wrake's *Rabbit* (2005)    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fw3XyOyl47Q


On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 1:48 AM, Steve Polta <steve.po...@gmail.com> wrote:

> About a month ago, San Francisco Cinematheque (in association with
> Litquake [a "literary arts" festival] and the Canyon Cinema Foundation)
> presented a screening (curated by me) of works on this very topic—"Films on
> the Visualization of Text." I paste the promo text below and also offer
> this link to our website:
> http://www.sfcinematheque.org/screenings/the-word-my-dear-is-piecemeal-films-on-the-visualization-of-text/
>
> Notably, Stephanie Barber has done a lot a lot of film/video work using
> visualized text, including many of the works in her series *Jhanna and
> the Rats of James Olds*. Nearly the entire filmography of David Gatten
> deals with text as image and with the process of reading. Joyce Weiland is
> also a good call that has been made. Jesse Malmed's recent work is also (in
> a way) very much about visualized language and concrete poetry. See the
> link below; a lot of his work is online.
>
> Best,
> Steve Polta
> San Francisco Cinematheque
>
> Presented as part of Litquake 
> 2013<http://www.sfcinematheque.org/screenings/the-word-my-dear-is-piecemeal-films-on-the-visualization-of-text/www.liquake.org>,
> San Francisco Cinematheque presents a screening of film/video works in
> which written text is visualized and plasticized, explored and displayed.
> Battering, caressing and seducing viewers/readers while exploring
> syntactical forms (including poetic lyric, introspective essay,, journal,
> harangue, laundry list, love letter and song), the seven film/video works
> on this program form a thumbnail catalog of the diverse expressive
> potentialities of language’s graphic notation displayed as light moving in
> time. Screening: Jeanne 
> Liotta<http://www.sfcinematheque.org/screenings/the-word-my-dear-is-piecemeal-films-on-the-visualization-of-text/www.jeanneliotta.net>’s
> *Dark Enough* (2011), a celestial contemplation, “a virtual proscenium
> stage for the poetry to play itself upon,” a collaboration with poet Lisa
> Gill; Stan Brakhage’s *I… Dreaming* (1988), a sound film visualizing the
> lyrics of Stephen Foster; *Word Movie *(1966) by Paul 
> Sharits<http://paulsharits.com/>,
> a radically flickering, optical/conceptual sound/text conflation, a
> three-and-a-half minute word; Stephanie 
> Barber<http://www.stephaniebarber.com/>’s
> *letters, notes* (2000) a melancholy compendium of lost correspondence
> and found photography; David Gatten <http://davidgattenfilm.com/>’s
> silent love letter *How to Conduct a Love Affair *(2007); Su 
> Friedrich<http://www.sufriedrich.com/>’s
> harrowing dream journal *Gently Down the Stream*, Jesse 
> Malmed<http://www.jessemalmed.net/>’s
> sound/image/data morass *Supernym *(2013) and a very rare screening of
> Michael Snow’s 1982 epic monolithic film/text essay *So Is This*, a
> direct confrontation/repudiation of the very notion of cinematic language
> itself*.*
>
>
> On Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 4:26 PM, Jacob <waltmanja...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> This might be of some interest:
>>> http://making-light-of-it.blogspot.com/2010/02/text-of-sight.html (made
>>> several years ago, needs a major update)...
>>>
>>
>>
>> Best,
>> Jacob
>>
>>
>>
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