If you are interested in videopoetry, this is your chance to meet one of the pioneers of this particular art discipline. Tom Konyves
from Canada will attend Felix Poetry Festival 2018
with a performance on 15 June in Het Bos
. On 13 June he will do a masterclass videopoetry in De Studio
. Belgian videopoetry artist Swoon will introduce and interview Konyves. Konyves will screen his most important work and introduce you into his vision on vidopoetry.
FREE ENTRANCE in DE STUDIO, but please send us an email if you are attending: [email protected]
Programme Felix Poetry Festival: antwerpenboekenstad.be/felix
BIO TOM KONYVES — Born in Budapest, based in Montreal until 1983, Tom Konyves is one of the original seven poets dubbed The Vehicule Poets; his work is distinguished by Dadaist/Surrealist/experimental writings, performance works and videopoems. He has published 6 books of poetry, most recently «Perfect Answers to Silent Questions», by Ekstasis Editions. In 2007, he published a surrealist novella, OOSOOM (Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind) with BookThug, Toronto.
In 1978, he coined the term 'videopoetry' to describe his multimedia work, and is considered to be one of the original pioneers of the form. He is the author of «Videopoetry: A Manifesto», published on Sept. 6, 2011. As one of the leading theorists of the genre of videopoetry – his Manifesto has been accessed on issuu.com
by more than 15,000 readers from 65 countries – he has been invited to address festivals, conferences and symposia in Buenos Aires, Berlin, New York, London, Amsterdam, Montpellier, among others.
Konyves has initiated many public poetry projects, including Poesie En Mouvement/Poetry on The Buses (Montreal, 1979), Performance Art in Quebec, a six-hour TV series (Cable TV, 1980), Montreal’s first Concrete Poetry Exhibition (Vehicule Art, 1980) and The Great Canadian Poetry Machine (Vancouver, Expo 86). He curated the screenings of videopoems at The Text Festival (Bury, England, 2010) and at the Montpellier Poetry/Translation/Film Conference (2015) and has given numerous poetry performances.
Since 2006, he has developed and taught courses in screenwriting, video production, creative visual writing and journalism at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, British Columbia.