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Cadence Video Poetry Festival 2024 – Across Landscape and Language

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


How do we traverse land with understanding? How does understanding traverse culture and borders? Guided by Sky Hopinka’s interest in how language shapes perception of place, Cadence Video Poetry presents a selection of works by local and international video poets engaging with relationships to land through various methods of communication. These artworks navigate the intricacies of family, community, and history that move across land and language.

Join us for a special screening followed by a discussion from local and international filmmakers. This event is in person in the Frye Art Museum auditorium. Masks are encouraged.

This program features “Fairies,” a dance film from the Netherlands. Fairies delves into the intricate relationship between queerness, melancholy, and utopianism. Encapsulating traces of rural village life, hardship, and the tender embrace of home, this film serves as a poetic translation of stepping out of the binary that holds queer possibilities at a standstill and embracing oneself in this transitional zone. (Thijs Hendrik Jan Fisser, Netherlands, 2023, 11 min, in English with hardcoded English text)

Cadence Video Poetry Festival, presented by Northwest Film Forum, programmed in collaboration with Seattle author Chelsea Werner-Jatzke and intermedia artist Rana San, is a series of screenings, workshops, and discussions on the genre of video poetry, during National Poetry Month.

Cadence approaches video poetry as a literary genre presented as visual media that makes new meaning from the combination of text and moving image. Featuring screenings, an artist residency, generative workshops for youth and adults, and juried awards, the festival fosters critical and creative growth around the medium of video poetry.


Frye Art Museum
704 Terry Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
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