DISAPPEAR HERE - WEEK 1 - POETRY FILM - THREE by Ben Cook and Sarah James
18 Artists - 27 poetry films exporing the Modernist Brutalist superstructure of Coventry ringroad!
Each week - we will screen online a set of three poetry films from each of the Disappear Here collaborative pairs over 9 weeks.
WEEK 1 – 19-27 MARCH - Ben Cook X Sarah James – Three
Ben Cook is a film-maker based in the UK. His documentary work has covered mental illness, social housing, women refugees, disability and aids awareness. In 2014 he established The 1201 Project a documentary production company that goes far beyond film-making to build a software platform that upscales solutions to the world's social problems. The 1201 Project is currently producing a series of films with the South African Biosphere Trust investigating UNESCO Biosphere Reserves throughout the country. In a fiction film capacity he co-founded Anti/Type Films in 2009. Since then he has written and directed eight short films, a feature film and produced many more.
Sarah James is a journalist, poet, fiction writer, editor, occasional playwright and photographer, with six published poetry collections.
Winner of the Overton Poetry Prize 2015, her latest books are a pamphlet-length sequence Lampshades & Glass Rivers published by Loughborough University and Plenty-Fish (Nine Arches Press). A poetry-play The Magnetic Diaries tours with Reaction Theatre Makers in 2016, including Ledbury Poetry Festival, a 2-week run at Edinburgh Fringe, Bristol Poetry Festival, Birmingham MAC and London’s The Vaults.
Hidden parts of Coventry, water, time and sound are all things that she hopes to explore with Disappear Here film-maker Ben Cook. But she’s also looking forward to following whatever spontaneous inspiration the project brings.