Credit: Previous event at Surrey Art Gallery. Photo by Pardeep Singh.
New Art Emerging: Two or Three Things One Should Know About Videopoetry
Join artists and poets for this annual media symposium whose theme this year is videopoetry.
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What makes a successful video poem? This media arts symposium connects with the exhibition Poets with a Video Camera and will examine how videopoetry emerged and developed over the past four decades.
Annie Frazier Henry
Fiona Tinwei Lam
About the Convener
Born in Budapest and based in Montreal until 1983, Tom Konyves is one of the original seven poets dubbed The Vehicule Poets. A graduate of Concordia University, he joined Montreal's first artist-run centre Vehicule Art in 1977 where he was instrumental in forming the “group of seven” who produced some of Montreal's most original multimedia performances, collage texts, videopoems, literary magazines, and books for their time. After he moved to Vancouver in the early 1980s—and later to Surrey, BC where he currently lives—Konyves continued to develop his literary and video practice. Konyves has produced videopoems for over five decades and his works have been exhibited at every major poetry film festival held in continental Europe, as well as Argentina, the UK, Canada, and the US. The Weimar Germany Poetry Festival and the Oeiras Poetry Festival in Portugal honoured him with a retrospective of his works in 2020 and 2021 respectively. He has published seven books of poetry and a surrealist novella in addition to many essays and reviews.