A sea expert interprets the sea and convinces the audience. But the sea doesn’t agree.
directors: Paul Bogaert & Jan Peeters
text by: Paul Bogaert
poem: ‘What does the sea say?’, unpublished yet.
image by: Jan Peeters
editing: Jan Peeters & Paul Bogaert
sound: sound samples from freesound.org
year of production: 2016
country of production: Belgium
format: Full HD video
aspect ratio: 16:9 (1.77:1)
colour: colour
sound: stereo
runtime: 6 min 0 s (end titles included)
critical acclaim
Lecture Performance by Elena Kaufmann at the Akademie für Lyrikkritik, Haus für Poesie, Berlin, November 2021.
Committed to the Sea, group exhibition with screening of the original Dutch version Wat zegt de zee?, 5-27 August 2016, Library Kris Lambert, Ostend, Belgium.
IndieCork, 4th Ó Bhéal International Poetry-Film Competition (official selection), 9-16 October 2016, Cork, Ireland.
Frankfurter Buchmesse 2016, Dies ist, was wir teilen, Flandern & die Niederlande Ehrengast 2016, exhibition in guest pavillion, 19-23 October 2016, Frankfurt, Germany.
ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival Münster | Berlin, “Fokus Flandern und die Niederlande”, 27-30 October 2016, Schloßtheater Münster, Germany.
Terras, tijdschrift voor internationale literatuur en kunst, online publication of the original Dutch version Wat zegt de zee?, 16 December 2016.
West Wednesdays, guerilla video projections in the public space organized by the Cliques et Claques intervention team and Kulter, 8 March 2017, Amsterdam-West, the Netherlands.
ZEBRA Poetry Film Club special on The Short Film Day, 21 December 2019, Haus für Poesie, Berlin, Germany. haus-fuer-poesie.org/en/literaturwerkstatt-berlin/events/current-events/zebra-poesiefilmclub-was-waere-wenn
IN / BETWEEN PLACES, curated by Alexander Schellow (ERG) and Alexander Streitberger (UCLouvain), 12-19 March 2020, Galerie Erg, L’Ecole de Recherche Graphique (l’ERG), Brussels, Belgium. [The exhibition was cut short immediately after the opening, due to the coronavirus lockdown.]
Place Magazine, Hors-serie / Special Issue 6, March 2020, online publication.
Ooteoote, Poetry in Motion 306, 19 May 2021, online publication of the original Dutch version Wat zegt de zee?.
Videopoetry? Poesiefilm? Cinépoème? Four intermedial works in word & image, lecture with film screenings by Paul Bogaert & Jan Peeters, 23 November 2021, Akademie für Lyrikkritik, Haus für Poesie, Berlin, Germany.

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