Exhibition: Experiencing the Filmpoem at An Lanntair Arts Centre, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis (2018).

Planning Experiencing the Filmpoem: An exhibition. In May 2018, I travelled to the Isle of Lewis and Harris with my Super 8mm film camera to shoot always carry a camera, the final filmpoem for my doctoral project, Experiencing the Filmpoem. The film, based on a poem that I wrote several years ago, refers to the emotions I felt when I first stood on the cliffs at the Butt of Lewis in 2001. always carry a camera, conceived as a three-channel filmpoem installation, attempts to transpose my memories of that moment in time, and of the Hebridean landscape through visual metaphor. Before my 2018 visit, I had arranged a meeting with Roddy Murray, Founding Director and Head of Visual Arts and Literat

Notes on my PhD, 2016-2018.

Since completing a creative writing course in 2012, I have been writing poems, recording ideas, collecting images and collating them in my notebooks. Many of these ideas have now been adapted into filmpoems for my PhD practice-based project. In 2012, I wrote 'Absent-Present', and in 2014 I adapted it for my MLitt creative project (University of Stirling). The picture below shows a small amount of the work that went into creating that poem, ending with the final version. As the poem developed into a filmpoem, I replaced much of the visual imagery with moving images. The last picture shows the poster for the filmpoem. 2016 For my practice-based PhD, I wrote three new poems, ‘Dislocation’, ‘Wes

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