london land marks

Redell Olsen London Land Marks 2007

London Land Marks (2007) is a film poem for performance. It is conceived to be read live in relation to a series of re-photographed stills from a late1950s super 8 film for tourists in London. The stills are projected on their side and often the image falls across the original frames. The poem / text uses found language from the film and an audio first lesson in teach yourself Arabic. (First shown in London at The Foundry, ‘Openned’ in 2007).

Images from the projected film and close-ups of the poem are shown below:

Published in Film Poems. Los Angeles: Les Figues, 2014.

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