Sympathies of War

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1978
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My first videopoem, Sympathies Of War, was essentially a poetry performance recorded by a video camera by Richard Elson at the Galerie Vehicule Art in Montreal. One objective was to prevent the performance from being identified as a “poetry reading” (as organizer of the Vehicule Art Gallery’s 1978 poetry reading series, I had been videotaping a great many readings) – I would avoid facing the camera, sitting behind a rear-projection screen, onto which was projected a series of slides I had made of the interior of a STOP sign.

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