2022 Poetry Films for the Griffin Foundation
In 2022, in lieu of the annual reading by the Griffin Poetry Prize shortlisted poets, Lior Shamriz was commissioned to create eight poetry films.
To create the films, Shamriz projected materials on landscapes and models in Santa Cruz, California, together with some digital manipulations. Additionally, Shamriz wrote music to accompany the readings. The sound mix was done by Assaf Gidron.
HERE ARE THE VIDEOS:
Douglas Kearney reads from Sho:
This video was filmed on Lara’s Rock, at the seashore of Santa Cruz, California. The model was Yasmeene Benabdallah.
Dzvinia Orlowsky and Natalka Bilotserkivets read from Eccentric Days of Hope and Sorrow:
This video includes materials that were captured in spring 2022 around Santa Cruz, California. The models were Chisato Hughes and Oana Tenter.
Poet Liz Howard reads from Letters in a Bruised Cosmos:
This video was filmed on Black’s Beach in Santa Cruz, California. The model was Lara Saab.
Sharon Dolin and Gemma Gorga read from Late to the House of Words:
Poet Ed Roberson reads from Asked What Has Changed:
This video was filmed on the campus of the University of California, Santa Cruz. The model was Jay Kohliem.
Poet David Bradford reads from Dream of No One but Myself:
This video was filmed on the campus of the University of California, Santa Cruz with projections of materials from Santa Cruz Island near California and Isle Royale in Lake Superior. The model was Matt Polzin.
Poet Tolu Oloruntoba reads from The Junta of Happenstance:
This video was filmed on the campus of the University of California, Santa Cruz, with materials from the Ranger III ferry to Isle Royale, images of Kashani architecture from Thatta, Pakistan and underwater coral reefs off the shore of Tahiti.