NORTHWEST FILM FORUM
Verse meets visuals in motion
Cadence approaches video poetry as a literary genre presented as visual media that makes new meaning from the combination of text and moving image.
I conceived of and established Cadence Video Poetry Festival, a hybrid festival presented by Northwest Film Forum, and curated in collaboration with intermedia artist Rana San. The festival is a series of screenings, workshops, and discussions on the genre of video poetry, taking place during National Poetry Month. Cadence is currently the only video poetry festival in the Pacific Northwest, fostering critical and creative growth around the genre of video poetry.
This large scale, hybrid festival creates many opportunities to find community through screening events, artist-led workshops, in-person and online artist happy hours, jury and screening teams, and ample communication with up to 80 artists during a single festival.
Cadence created the pilot program for the Northwest Film Forum's only Artist-in-Residence program, supporting the generation of new video poetry work by local experimental, interdisciplinary artists. We regularly commission artists to create new artwork, produce merchandise, and program-specific digital art. We work with cultural organizations across the state to collaborate on film screenings of Cadence artists with 15 installations and touring showcases to date.
Read an interview on the beginnings of Cadence.