The International Festival of Films on Art - 39TH Edition from March 16 to 28, 2021

Playpoem Verse Five

Canada | 2019 | 5 min
- Without sound
Cinematography: Karen Trask
Editing: Karen Trask
Director: Karen Trask
Categories :
FIFA Experimental


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Playpoem Verse Five is the fifth in a series of eleven short videos originally presented as a 4-channel video installation titled Playpoem/Poème-jeu. This series by visual artist Karen Trask is inspired by Virginia Woolf’s most loved and experimental novel, The Waves. The author referred to this work, published in 1931, as her playpoem. With Playpoem, Karen Trask is imagining herself as Virginia Woolf with a camera and a desire to play with fragments of text, the human body, the tide, the ocean and the land. In Verse Five, a net she made of paper thread spun from dictionary pages floats on the surface of the ocean.


Karen Trask

Karen Trask is a multidisciplinary artist living in Montreal. Creating works in installation, video and performance, she has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in Canada, Japan, India, Mexico, USA and Europe as well as artist residencies in Helsinki, Paris and Tokyo. Her videos have been presented in festivals and museums in Canada, South America and Europe. Her work is in public and private collections: Qube Arts, Oswestry, UK, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. USA, The National Library of Quebec and The National Library of Canada. She has a BFA from the University of Waterloo, Ontario and a Masters Degree in Sculpture from Concordia University, Montreal.

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Filmography | Playpoem Verse Five (2019) ; Playpoem, Verse Four (2019) ; Playpoem, Verse Three (The Wave) (2019) ; Playpoem, Verse One (The Waves In Eflat & F) (2019) ; Mmmmm (2015)

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