Artist’s Statement: This time-lapse film features a poem inspired by images made of a drive from Arizona to Maine. A camera mounted on a tripod next to the driver recorded the 2,700 mile drive with a single frame snapped every 15 seconds. These images combined to make a 30-minute film, which was then condensed to 8 minutes. We see cinepoetry as a form of searching, a rhapsodic road. Everywhere West proceeds intuitively by car. Or perhaps it’s a car with literary interests. Our poem-film is a panoramic vision of the self and the country, high poetry coming through a windshield from the far reaches of an ancient sky.
Bio: Chris Green teaches at DePaul University and has published three books of poems, most recently Résumé (Mayapple Press, 2014). His poetry has appeared in such publications as Poetry, The New York Times, New Letters, Prairie Schooner, and Nimrod. He’s edited four anthologies including Brute Neighbors: Urban Nature Poetry, Prose & Photography and most recently I Remember: Chicago Veterans of War (Big Shoulders Books, 2015). He teaches in the English Department at DePaul University. More information can be found at www.chrisgreenpoetry.com.
Bio: Mark Neumann is a Professor of Creative Media and Film at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. He’s currently creating video and audio documentary elements of Arrangement for a Silent Orchestra with artist Julie Comnick. His recent audio work includes “Building a new community of the rural homeless” and “Not Giving Up: Residents rebuild their lives in refurbished motel.” Mark’s recent photography exhibitions have seen work featured at the Incubarte 7 International Art Festival in Valencia, Spain, and the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art. His books include On the Rim: Looking for the Grand Canyon and Recording Culture