Send & Receive: Poetry, Film & Technology in the 21st Century – Liverpool, 5 February 2015, 10am-5pm

Send & Receive: Poetry, Film & Technology in the 21st Century (symposium at FACT Liverpool, part of the Type Motion exhibition)

Symposium at FACT, part of the current Type Motion exhibition

£25 including lunch

FACT, in association with the University of Liverpool, PoetryFilm and The Poetry Society, is pleased to invite you to imagine the future of poetry at our symposium Send & Receive: Poetry, Film & Technology in the 21st Century.  With presentations from artists, scientists and thought leaders, the day examines innovative platforms involved in contemporary poetic practices.

Part of the Type Motion exhibition still running in FACT.

How has the digital age changed the way in which poetry might be written, performed, communicated and received? This symposium brings together poets and practitioners in the visual arts to think about the potentials, difficulties, dialogues and collaborative possibilities that these new forms of poetry might take on. Poetry’s long standing engagement with the space between language and material world, between an embodied voice, voice as text and a transcendent self  meets new possibilities  in the 21st century.

The symposium will include three distinct discussion areas, with audiences invited to join facilitated discussions after each segment.  Confirmed speakers include George Szirtes (poet and translator), Deryn Rees Jones (poet and director of Centre for New and International Writing), Zata Kitowski (Director of PoetryFilm), Marco Bertamini and Georg Meyer (Visual Perception Labs UoL), Suzie Hanna(animator) and Jason Nelson (hypermedia poet and artist, Australia).

Tickets including refreshments and lunch: 25 GBP, discounts available.

Venue: The Box, Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, Liverpool

5th February 2015, 10am – 5pm

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Image: Trade Tattoo, Len Lye. GB 1937. Courtesy of the Len Lye Foundation and The British Postal Museum and Archive. From material preserved and made available by the New Zealand Film Archive Ng? Kaitiaki O Ng? Taonga Whiti?hua