Manifesto of a defeated poet

Cumming, John and Salkic, Saidin 2016 Manifesto of a defeated poet, video recording John Cumming & Saidin Salkic.

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Title Manifesto of a defeated poet
Creator(s) Cumming, JohnORCID iD for Cumming, John
Salkic, Saidin
Year presented 2016
Year created 2016
Publisher John Cumming & Saidin Salkic
Description of moving image 64 minute feature-length experimental film
Summary This feature-length experimental film is the result of an intimate collaboration between Bosnian filmmaker/poet/painter/musician/performace artist Saidin Salkic (On Karasevdah: Srebrenica Blues, 2007 & Konvent 2010) and veteran Australian experimental filmmaker and film educator John Cumming (Obsession, Recognition & Sabotage 1985-87, First time Tragedy Second Tome Farce, 1989, The Hollow Centre 1999). Created over a period of four years it draws on the traditions and possibilities of improvisation – in cinematography, experimental cinema, dance, music and performance – with moments of intensity and repose, fluidity and halting re-composure. Cumming’s camera and Salkic’s movement work in front of it are at once expressionistic and in dialectical tension as are Salkic’s poetry, his haunting improvisations on piano and melodica and Cumming’s industrial soundscapes. SYNOPSIS: In the midst of fascist-capitalist madness, the Foreigner (a poet/dancer with sun on his palms and blood from his dreams on his face) hovers in neon twilight with last whispers of sanity on his lips, guarding and protecting the world – forever. REVIEW: ‘Full of mystery and beauty, punctuated by strange eruptions of silent cinema, of Chaplin, of film history made personal … not the film of a dance but a dance itself around pure presence … something unique and precious.’ Maximilian Le Cain,
Language eng
Field of Research 190204 Film and Television
Socio Economic Objective 950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)
HERDC Research category J1 Major original creative work
Copyright notice ©2016, The Authors
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