Wrenched from the cold earth

wrenched from the cold earth (poster)

Wrenched from the cold earth is the fifth and final installation in a series of short poetry films on the excavation of an Iron Age horsewoman’s grave in the steppes of Siberia, her story interwoven with the narrator’s memory of a former lover’s death by suicide. Excerpted from the long poem Ledi (Book*hug, 2018) by Kim Trainor, with original music by Hazel Fairbairn. The first instalment, Integument, screened in November 2020 as part of the Canada/Quebec spotlight at the 20th ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival in Berlin. Ghost is an official selection at the 9th International Video Poetry Festival, hosted by +the Institute [for Experimental Arts] in Athens, Greece, and will be screened early in 2021.

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