MT/TIME: Video Poetics, Screening and Launch Party

MT/TIME is a series of films that confront issues of spoken or written language and that develop a language-inflected poetics of the moving image. Jeanne Liotta is curating the series.

This second installment of the series (the first installment can be found here) will launch with a screening at Counterpath on Sunday, December 2, 2012, at 7 p.m., and includes the following works, which will also be featured on the Counterpath web site:


Monte Cazazza / Brion Gysin,
Kick That Habit Man
(1980, audio) Industrial permutations

Joshua Clover/Andrew Kenower, 
Spring Georgic
Taped in the times of Occupy

Peggy Ahwesh, 
73 Suspect Words
A text video that distills to a poetic and symbolic core the Unabomber Manifesto, composed of search results from a word processing program

Christina Battle
Forties 87 (2012)

From the Jackson Mac Low Forties video project

Cecilia Dougherty
Portrait of the great San Francisco author and poet Leslie Scalapino reading from her  “As: All Occurrence in Structure Unseen – (Deer Night).”

Jo Dery/T.Cooper
Single Sentence Animation
From a creative collaborative project between writers published in Electric Literature and contemporary visual artists.

Amy Silliman / Lisa Robertson
A draft of a voiceover for split screen video (2011)
Poem by Lisa Robertson, drawing/animations by Amy Silliman

THREE complimentary scenes in video for Stacy Doris’s The Cake Part:
1. by Felix Bernstein, with Charles Bernstein and Susan Bee.
2. The Little Journal of the Royal Palace, (No. 6, Year ll)

Jeanne Liotta / Matvei Yankelevich
Some Worlds (2012)
Video, objects, words, text, collaboration.

Nick Flavin, Ben Rodkin, Mathew Timmons, Insert Blanc Press
Poetry Is Dead, I Killed It (2012)
Sound recorded by Sonia Parada. Featuring Vanessa Place & Ben White. Also appearing: Amanda Ackerman, Mashinka Firunts, Danny Snelson, Joy Decena, Teresa Carmody, Harold Abramowitz, Jackqueline Frost, Kim Calder, Andrea Quaid, Suzanne Adelman, Christopher Russell, Greg Curtis, & Stephen Van Dyck

Marcel Broodthaers
Le Corbeau et le Renard (1967)

Paul Legault
book trailer for Emily Dickinson Reader (2012)

Caroline Bergvall
“After Gysin” (2005, audio)

Jeanne Liotta (Denver/NYC) makes films and other ephemera including photographs, works on paper, and live projection performances. Her latest body of work takes place in a constellation of mediums investigating the cosmic landscape, at a lively intersection of art, science, and natural philosophy. Her 16mm film OBSERVANDO EL CIELO received the Tiger Award for Short Film at the 2008 Rotterdam Film Festival and her work has been represented in the 2006 Whitney Biennial; The New York Film Festival; The Wexner Center for the Arts; The Museum of Modern Art; Proteus Gowanus Interdisciplinary Gallery and Reading Room in Bklyn, and the Cornell Astronomical Society at Fuertes Observatory, etc. She has been the recipient of awards from The Jerome Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, and The Museum of Contemporary Cinema. She also maintains ongoing scholarly research into The Joseph Cornell Film Collection at Anthology Film Archives, and was the creative force behind Firefly Cinema , a free outdoor screening series at the 6th st and Ave B Garden  which was curated out of the New York Public Library’s film collection. She and has taught widely and variously, and is presently assistant professor of Film Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder, as well as faculty at the Milton Avery Graduate School for the Arts at Bard College. Her website is