ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival 2014 - the Programme
Fr 17.10. 22:00 Saal 2
Flashbacks devotes itself to the works of the pioneers and the important early representatives of video poetry. The new medium of video allowed artists to directly reproduce what had been recorded, and to experiment with, for example, loops and other technical possibilities. The Austrian art icon Valie Export, with her partly disturbing performances and videos, deals with radical questions of physical and psychic situations, for example in 1968 with »See-text: Fingerpoem« – a poem without words and without movement of the lips. The retrospective screens Peter Weibel’s »Video Texts« (A 1975). An important representative of the early German video poem is Klaus-Peter Dencker. His »starfighter« (D 1971 ) is among the most important works of the 70s. Tom Konyves’ video poems give an insight into the Canadian scene of the 70s and 80s. The outstanding poetry clip »Novalis: Walzer« by the Hungarian artist Gábor Bódy, from 1985, is also a must here.
We would like to cordially thank the family of Gábor Bódy for providing us with his film material.
Kindly supported by the Deutscher Literaturfonds e. V.