Enjoy a night of French voetry with a free glass of bubbly and stimulating conversation at Alliance Francaise de Canberra. (All works subtitled in English).
What is Voetry? Voetry or Video Poetry is an emerging artform of short poetry film. Voetry brings together the text of poetry with the sonic expression of music and sound and the images of cinema to create an immersive experience for the intellect and senses.
Award winning Voetry artists: poet Ambrosia, composer Donna Hewitt and video artist John Montgomery will showcase their latest collaborations including works recently showcased at international film festivals including the Montreal Independent Film Festival 2022, BlissFest 333 2022 and the Los Angeles Poetry Film Festival 2023. You will experience in immersive sound, the award winning work Nuit (Night), the internationally selected works Dans La Maison (In the House) and Les Signes du Temps (Signs of Time), and the premiere of their latest works Discordance, Ambrosia and Aurora.
The event will also feature a presentation of a new music video of Donna Hewitt’s musical work Sentient. Donna Hewitt has collaborated with John Montgomery to bring this work to the screen, exploring themes of artificial intelligence and cyborg consciousness.
The evening will be capped off with a live multi-media poetry performance by Ambrosia, and a lively and interactive panel discussion with the artists about their work.
So excited that our French poetry film called Nuit (Night), has been selected for inclusion in the 2023 International Poetry Festival in LA. This film is a collaboration between Poet – Ambrosia, Composer – Donna Hewitt and Video Artist – John Montgomery. The work will be screened in April 28-29.
Nuit (Night) tells us of the sacred time of sleep, and dreams. The night goddess Nyx, beckons us away into her benevolent presence. She liberates and renews our heart, soul and mind – our very essence.
Was great to perform with the eMic at Sekret Sounds on Thursday. Nik Wishart curated an interesting, diverse array of performers and works which was inspiring and fun to be part of. I performed the #Me Too works and a new work called Sentient. The later explores the issues around building a sentient machine. Both works were accompanied by video. I collaborated with John Montgomery on the video for Sentient which incorporated AI generated images.
The new work is a composition I performed live in New Zealand in August 2022, and I have now collaborated with Dr John Montgomery on an audiovisual version of the work. The work is called Sentient and it explores the idea of an AI machine becoming sentient – from the perspective of the machine.
SeenSound shimmers into the new year with mirage of new audio-visual works featuring: Carlos Lopez Charles, Gemma Horbury, Steve Jansen, Donna Hewitt, Brigid Burke, Adrian Sherriff, Mark Pedersen, Sophie Rose, Grania Burke and more
This edition will be held at The Teal House Gallery, on Thursday 2 February at 6:30pm, with a curated streaming version to follow.
Tickets for the Teal House event can be booked through TryBooking.
The SeenSound: Visual/Music series provides a space for the presentation of short visual/music works. SeenSound commenced in 2011, curated by Melbourne-based audio-visual artists Brigid Burke, Adrian Sherriff and Mark Pedersen, and is proudly supported by Long Play and The Teal House.
I’ve been working on a little project with French poet Ambrosia and videographer John Montgomery. It is being shown at the refurbished Bondi Pavillion this Sunday 2nd October and the following Sunday the 9th October. It’s free, so hope you can check it out. It’s on a loop so you can drop in any time in the windows outlined below.
The SeenSound: Visual/Music series provides a space for the presentation of short visual/music works. SeenSound commenced in 2011, curated by Melbourne-based audio-visual artists Brigid Burke and Mark Pedersen, and is proudly supported by Loop Bar.