Disappear Here poetry film series to launch on March 16

Disappear Here has released the above trailer for its launch screening in Coventry on Thursday, March 16. Reserve your seats now.

18 Artists – 27 poetry films exploring the Modernist/Brutalist superstructure of Coventry ringroad!

Come and see the artist’s work produced over the last few months, find out more about their creative process in a Q&A session and hang out with other creative types!

The event is FREE – all are welcome – there will be a bar (with some money behind it for those who arrive on time)

Featuring:

Emily Wright X Martin Green
Alex Taylor X Leanne Bridgewater
Mab Jones X Emilia Moniszko
Jack Norris X Cathy Galvin
Sangam Sharma X Cormac Faulkner
Brian Harley X Zoe Palmer
Richard Houguez X Dora Mortimer
Ben Cook X Sarah James
John McCaughley X James Grady

Doors open – 7pm

Screening kicks-off – 7.30pm (with intermission)

Q&A with the artists – 9pm

Event Ends – 10pm

Please RSVP via EventBrite so there are enough seats for everyone)

Disappear Here is grateful to acknowledge support from Coventry City Council, Arts Council England, Coventry 2021 Bid Team and Silhouette Press.

The organizer, Adam Steiner, tells me that they aim to go on tour with the films in the near future. To repeat what I said when I shared the initial film in the series, The Dreamer of Samuel Vale House by Steiner and poet Antony Owen, this sounds like a truly commendable use of film to bring the perspectives of poets and artists to bear on pressing local issues. And there are few issues more pressing than our fraught relationship with place. I’d love to see this project imitated elsewhere.

Dave Bonta

Dave is the founder of Moving Poems, and posts videos for his own poems (along with lots of other stuff) at Via Negativa. Here’s a bio.

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