Appointment with the american poetry of the film Poetry in Motion by Ron Mann
Saturday 13 june starts "Rew" the video-music review organized by the Istituto per la Musica of the Fondazione Cini; an original event to reflect on the audio visual art of the 20th century. The title of this edition is »… Play-rew-forward-stop …« that, with its 17 different appointments divided into four sessions, will continue throughout 2009.
Rew as replay, return, memory,
5 explosive memories of invasive poetry: Karlheinz Stockhausen, John Lennon and Pierre Boulez
American poets Miguel Algarín, Helen Adam, Ted Berrigan, Tom Waits, Gary Snyder, John Cage, Allen Ginsberg, John Giorno, William S. Burroughs, Robert Creeley, Charles Bukowski, Christopher Dewdney, Jayne Cortez, Michael Ondaatje, Amiri Baraka, Ted Berrigan in a film by Ron Mann (1982).
Labelled the “Woodstock of Poetry in Motion”, this film is an unprecedented anthology of the verse output of some great 20th-century American poets, who sing, recite and read their work in all kinds of reciting styles and in their preferred settings (in private or in the midst of an audience), with a flourish of explanations as they describe the oral nature of their verse-making.