Bringing words to life, Motionpoems blend poetry and video for a new visual medium that is both stunning and awe-inspiring. Taking cues from the art world, motion poet videographers capture the poet’s words and set them to action, celebrating them on film. The results are amazing. Sensual and evocative.
For poet Mark Wunderlich, creating a visual poem is a natural progression from his previous poetic works. Wunderlich, who writes using strong imagery, words that induce emotion and the use of colour, found that Motionpoems could bring his work to life in a way that could simply not be duplicated in any other media.
Wunderlich partnered with Georgia Tribuiani to create a visual representation of his poem, “White Fur”. In this poem he tells the story of the albino deer, a mythical creature who suffers an end not unlike Narcissus, the Greek god who died admiring his reflection. The Motionpoem brings together stark contrasts to bring to life a story that captures the essence of what it means to be human.
Rooted in the deep of a forest, the story is narrated by a man who recalls the story of the mythical albino deer–a creature whose symbolism is not lost to the viewer. The narrator graciously abstains to going into detail about what the deer is intended to represent.
It is no surprise that Wunderlich chose the visual poem to represent his works. Full of colour, imagery and detail, his poems delight both reader and viewer. The beauty of the visual poem is that it is the union of two opposing media—a union that surprisingly is quite an effective tool in storytelling.
With the help of PsyOp, Mark Wunderlich has created work that appeals beyond his niche, and new exhibitions sell out to standing room only crowds. Enjoy this gorgeous union of words and pictures.
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Credits where credits are due:
“White Fur” a Poem By:
Adriana Cebada Mora
With: Dave B. The Prince
Voice: Roberto Grossi
Director of Photography:
2.nd Assistant Camera/DIT:
Make-Up & Hair:
Natalie MacGowan Spencer
Special Thanks: PsyOp, Egg Creative, Ntropic, SAG.
Georgia Tribuiani: georgiatribuiani.com
Mark Wunderlich: markwunderlich.com
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