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.


Charlotte Keeffe

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

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Video FOG HORNS by Ebba Jahn | SIRENAS DE NEBLINAS | NEBELHÖRNER Festival updates 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

Each Sunday, a new poetry video will be published until the end of the year 2021. English speakers will find a translation of poems under the video on Vimeo.

Showcase collection of video moments https://vimeo.com/showcase/8847382/

#1  dankeschön   https://vimeo.com/588902053
#2  begabung      https://vimeo.com/590557638
#3  baumvogel
#4  von solcher weisse

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

Robert Sukrow is on many soundtracks the poet's voice actor and he wrote:
(German original below)

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. 



Four short films by Ebba Jahn now on ThinkShorts.com

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Videos FUNGI PAIR 3 min. by Ebba Jahn with a Composition by Paul Hubweber

Diorama Room Presents
Tune into Green
Short Film Series
Winter Program
starting November


Festival Appearance

July 2 - August 1, 2021

Included in Programs

MOPOMOSO TV #6 the internet program for improvised music

2. The Poetry Video:

Fungi Pair by Ebba Jahn | HD 3:18 min. |  2020, Germany
The first video of both.
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

This short film has further developed from an  answered call for a music video by a composition festival in Romania with the theme "Planetarium", with original music by trio Sverdrup Balance - consisting of experimental vocalist Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg from Belgium, pianist Yoko Miura from Japan, and signal processor instruments with Lawrence Casserley, a former professor for music from the UK .

*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

SCREENINGS next and ongoing:
4. German Film Festival Premiere:

3. Film Festival Premiere:
9th Intl. Video Poetry Festival Athens, Greece 


Collection Nr. 192









 1. Lacuna Festival Cabaret 2020


 First Film in the cabaret hour


Lacuna Festivals Distance 2021 | July 2nd - August 1st | 4 Videos by Ebba Jahn

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

Ebba Jahn


Goethe in Train | Goethe im Zug | Train Ride Duet | 3 versions of 1 video by Ebba Jahn

Three versions I made of this found footage one-take shot during lockdown time and titled it Train Ride Duet. Since I appreciate Paul Hubweber's music I asked him for a soundtrack and voila, we had a music video.

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.
I like the idea of reading Goethe in a train with a beautifully swinging jazzy duo playing a composition by Stevie Winwood.
So now it's a one-take video, a music video, a train-movie and a poetry video all in one....
It will have its premiere at Lacuna Festivals for Contemporary Art_Distance 2021. The film festival premiere will take place at SeeMor Film Festival on Anglesey UK.

 2. July - 1. August 2021
   This music and more tracks are available on a cd Album here >> in my discogs store.