Tuesday, April 20, 2010

LONDON: Russian and British Poetry Evening

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010, 6.30pm
Calvert 22 Foundation
22 Calvert Avenue
E2 7JP
0207 613 2141

Live poetry readings by Russian and British poets will be accompanied by a London premiere of video-poetry screenings.

What is video-poetry? Leading Russian poets and film directors, including Kirill Serebrennikov and Valeria Gai Germanika, amongst others, have come together to create films based on poems read by the poets themselves. The performances are also strongly influenced by European artists of the 70s and 80s, such as Gianni Toti, Richard Kostelanetz, Arnaldo Antunes and Caterina Davinio, whose work was considered experimental and cutting edge 30 years ago, but seems to strike a chord with the world we live in today, where the fusion of poetry, music and film feels only natural.

This evening will offer a unique opportunity to see the works of 15 of the most important names in Russian video poetry, including Joseph Brodsky, Alexander Gormon, Timur Kibirov, Sergey Gandlevsky and other. The programme will be presented by poet Andrei Rodionov and curator Katya Troepolskaya.

Please rsvp@academia-rossica.org

This event is organised as part of the SLOVO Russian literature festival, Academia Rossica in collaboration with Calvert 22 and Penned In the Margins.

1 comment:

Tom said...

hi matt
many thanks for posting this, but unfortunately the event has been cancelled due to the volcanic ash!
tom c