|Posters of Short Films since 2020 by Ebba Jahn|
EKPHRASES poetry video by Ebba Jahn | Film Festival Premiere at ZEBRA Film Festival in Berlin 25.-28. Nov 2021, Urania
|Odile Kennel Photo: Verlagshaus Berlin|
Her poem: Nach Pasargada /german and engl.
4. Jazzwoche-Hannover.de 2.-8. Oktober2021
Kino im Sprengel 3. Oktober
5. Film Festival Premiere
25.-28. November 2021
Berlin in Urania
6. SonderBlue Film festival
postponed to June 2022
New York City, online
3. Mopomoso TV June Edition,
premiere June 20, 2021
with a brief outro Zoom conversation between Ebba Jahn and Charlotte Keeffe who is also a team member of Mopomoso.
2. The online MASS Magazin in March included Ekphrases
1. Sunday March 21,2021 World Poetry Day - an online screening.
|Photo: Paul Steuber|
| 24.-25.October 2021|
We see a webcam surveillance video of a harbour entrance on a foggy day in Cuxhaven, Germany. A sound of a fog horn extends into film music, a contemporary composition for his trombone by Paul Hubweber.
Ships come in slowly and the first stanza of the poem "Fog Horns" by poet David Mason from Colorado appears slowly and in writing first.These three elements - webcam image, poem, trombone music - appear in the video as if they were always meant for each other...
|Fog Horns by Arthur Dove, 1929|
16.4.20 - Poet David Mason has just retired fom work as professor at the English Department Colorado College in Colorado Springs USA:
I asked him what I could say during the Cadence Festival Zoom Hang event on 4/18?
"You can say I'm proud to have my poem featured in your film. I wrote the thing some years ago, while looking at a painting called Fog Horns by Arthur Dove.
Somehow I fell into five-syllable lines with some rhymes.
I enjoyed the way the form encouraged me to break out of simple logic into mood.
I'm in Tasmania, now - my home for rest of life..."
|Fog Horns by Arthur Dove, 1929|
The painting also visualizes the first three fog horn sounds of the video. Paul Hubweber heard it and while seeing the still silent rest of the film, he chose from his archive his composition Trombone Parts from Ab und Auf for the video.Looking forward to the European Festival Premiere at:
|28.8. - 6.9.20 |
Labo section program I
15.8.20: FOG HORNS was selected by Videobardo - the Videopoetry Festival in Buenos Aires.
I'm delighted that we'll be able to create a Spanish video version.
The great poet RHINA P. ESPAILLAT has translated the poem for this video.
Buenos Aires, Argentinien 2021 in NOVEMBER
VideoBardo, founded in 1996 will be realised throughout the year in different cities and venues around the world and at a CENTRAL WEEK in Buenos Aires, Argentina on dates to be defined.
The World Film Festival Premiere took place Saturday 19th of April, 2020 - due to lockdowns online for 24 hours in the program Better Left Unsaid at
Better Left Unsaid
Not silent, these video poems emphasize language as an auditory experience, a graphic experience, and a cultural experience. A dying language left untranslated, constraints leaving language limited, and limited language leaving emotional threads through found and filmed footage—this screening leaves room for inference and poetic impressions.
April 19 at 7:30pm PST
Poetry Video Weekly | Poesie Videos mit Gedichten von Rolf Persch, Vertonung von Paul Hubweber, Video Collage Ebba Jahn
Showcase collection of video moments https://vimeo.com/showcase/8847382/
This project was initiated by composer, trombonist, guitarist Paul Hubweber with some support for his excellent soundtracks by
The video montage was made possible by the support of
Künstlerinnenstipendium Film/Video 2021
by the Senatsverwaltung of Kultur und Europa Berlin
The complete video production financing is still in the works, donations to this or other fundraisers are welcome and go into a longer video and its distribution: https://ko-fi.com/EbbaJahnVideos
|Robert Sukrow - Paul Hubweber|
Rolf Persch. That is not me. He is not me. Already a common ground. A few years ago, Paul Hubweber introduced me to the witty and sometimes absurd texts of the author Rolf Persch († March 5, 2015). His witticisms, but also some punch lines that only become apparent after a second listen (I myself am not excluded), convinced me to follow Paul's idea of becoming a kind of Persch recitation machine together with him. So we called ourselves the Perschings, freely, yet respectfully, tampered with Persch's works, gave them melody, a new dress, voices, noise. Trombonist and improviser Paul made me sing, disguise voices and scold, made me be a voice for someone who is no longer there and yet is. The project was an enrichment for me. No one is Rolf Persch but Rolf Persch. Video artist Ebba Jahn has created image montages/videos with our sound files that will be shown here with kickoff on Sunday, September 5 and then (for now) every Sunday at 12 noon. But, enough of my words. Sunday is Rolf then, the old plum.
Rolf Persch. Das bin nicht ich. Er ist nicht ich. Schon eine Gemeinsamkeit. Vor wenigen Jahren lernte ich durch Paul Hubweber die geistreichen, teils aber auch absurden Texte des Autoren Rolf Persch († 5. März 2015) kennen. Sein Wortwitz, aber auch manche Pointe, die sich erst nach dem zweiten Hören erschließt (Ich selbst schließe mich da nicht aus), überzeugten mich, Pauls Idee nachzukommen, zusammen mit ihm eine Art Rezitatonsmaschine Perschs zu werden. So nannten wir uns die Perschings, vergriffen uns frei, dennoch respektvoll an den Werken Perschs, gaben ihm Melodie, ein neues Kleid, Stimmen, Geräusch. Posaunist und Improvokateur Paul brachte mich zum Singen, Stimmen verstellen und Schimpfen, brachte mich dazu, eine Stimme zu sein für jemand, der nicht mehr da ist und es doch ist. Das Projekt war eine Bereicherung für mich. Keiner ist Rolf Persch außer Rolf Persch. Die Videokünstlerin Ebba Jahn hat mit unseren Soundfiles Bildmontagen/Videos geschaffen, die mit Startschuss am Sonntag, 5. September und dann (vorerst) jeden Sonntag um 12 Uhr hier gezeigt werden. Aber, genug meiner Worte. Sonntag ist Rolf dann, die alte Zwetschge.
Diorama Room Presents
Tune into Green
Short Film Series
2. The Poetry Video:
|Fungi Pair by Ebba Jahn | HD 3:18 min. | 2020, Germany|
Two rare fungi bloom into unusual beauty. Stanzas of the poem A Mushroom is the Elf of Plants by Emily Dickinson appear in text form, accompanied by a contemporary composition for multiple instruments by Paul Hubweber entitled Zellen - cells.
The music was recorded 1995 at Stadtgarten Köln/Cologne by Bull's Eye Ensemble, composed by Paul Hubweber who also played trombone on the piece.
The mushroom is called phallus luteus and grows probably only in Korea.
The film - I found one minute of fast time-lapse video material with a license to use by Apro Choi from Korea. This found footage I slowed down to the film length.
Emily Dickinson lived from 1830-1860. Please see this wikipedia link to learn more about this important American poet.
Another's View of the Universe | Video Poem by Ebba Jahn, HD 4:00 | 6.2020 | 9th Intl. Video Festival 2021/2022 | filmpoetry.org
The title's source:
Only through art can we get outside ourselves
and know another's view of the universe
which is not the same as ours... Marcel Proust
It consists of found poetry in free form also called cento*, combined with animations depicting the universe by Julius H from Germany, and accompanied by improvised music by the intl. trio Sverdrup Balance.
For the first time ever hear the voice of the man in the moon...
|See it here: filmpoetry.org | Video Art 2021|
*A cento is a poetical work wholly composed of text passages, here sourced from six writers and artists by Ebba.
|Quotation by Hans Jean Arp in Another's View of the Universe |
Video Poem by Ebba Jahn, HD 4:00 | 6.2020
1. Lacuna Festival Cabaret 2020
First Film in the cabaret hour
From the Canary Islands comes the 3rd Lacuna Festivals for Contemporary Art, with this year's theme Distance and it will mainly have to take place online, but if you are on Lanzarote or Fuerteventure you will find some art events there as well. Check www.lacunafestivals.com for ALL events, programs and infos.
It's my second year with them - 3 works were possible per artist and these videos all fit with the theme in their own way. The 4th, Celestial Particular, was entered as poem video by Dwayne Jahn.
|Please see infos about films in posts below|
Later I heard about a Goethe poetry video call in Thüringen. I picked J.W. Goethe's 12 liner poem Sei im Leben wie im Wissen and titled the film Goethe im Zug.
For international screenings I translated it and placed each English line under the German line, so both languages can be read while listening to the music and looking out of the train window on to the sea.
So now it's a one-take video, a music video, a train-movie and a poetry video all in one....
24.-25. Oct. 2021