Friday, March 27, 2015

Nice little plug from the Atticus Review

http://atticusreview.org/i-love-the-internet/




Kevin Barrington is an Irish poet, multimedia artist, blogger, activist, advertising copywriter, former foreign correspondent and occasional UN volunteer. His first collection “I Love The Internet” – a multimedia extravaganza was met significant critical acclaim. His videopoetry has appeared in festivals such as Berlin’s Zebra, Vancouver’s Visible Verse and Ireland’s IndieCork. He will soon  feature in a vidpoem exhibition in Canada’s Galerie Sans Nom.  Kevin is currently seeking backing to launch a multimedia tradigital campaign: Genocide Is My Man United.
His energetic, passionate live shows have created quite a stir with many beat references and comparisons with Dylan and John Cooper Clarke.
Bruce Ryder is an Irish artist and illustrator living in Co Wicklow.
You can catch more of his work @ www.behance.net/BruceRyder

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Text Image Beat @ Galerie Sans Nom




Here's the program for the Canadian Videopoetry show which starts March 20 at the Canadian Galerie Sans Nom


Kevin Barrington’s I Love the Internet is a skillful fast rant by this Dublin based copywriter and blogger. A collaborative project with Irish animation artist and illustrator Bruce Ryder, the poem advances through use of psychedelic colors and a text matte over quick moving images. The video derives from Barrington’s multi-media e-book of the same name. Barrington states, ‘The impulse was to repel a rising wave of establishment antipathy to social media expression that took hold early in 2013 and threatened to silence satire and online political heckling.’




https://videopoesiegsn.wordpress.com



If you happen to be down Moncton way be sure to check out the show, it looks good. 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Vidpoem to feature in the Atticus Review

The Bruce Ryder animated I Love The Internet is to appear in a Vvdpoem feature in the Atticus Review - a nice outfit - before it boogies up north to Canada to feature in the Galerie Sans Nom Videopoetry exhibition. All of which makes Kevin a happy camper. And it all confirms my initial feeling that this video poetry gig was not just fun but was an emerging and rapidly growing art form. So. Yeah. Fun.Onwards.




Friday, January 16, 2015

SAC - An Anti Church, Family, Morality Conspiracy -or- Going To War With CJ Haughey

Up in Terenure.
Back in those bleak heroin plagued doldrum days of infinite grey 80s psychotic Ireland.
TV's on.
Being wisely ignored.
Then....
WHAT?
Did I hear that right?
"An anti church family morality conspiracy."
Wow.
Did you hear that?
Some fucking Opus Dei spear chucker just came out with that wild nugget.
"An anti church family morality conspiracy."
Wow squared.
He is on whatever the Prime Time of the day was called.
He is suggesting groups of people.
Huddled together.
With one thing in mind
The demise of the church.
The demise of the family
The demise of morality.
An enemy out there.
Working away.
Eroding morality.
Undermining the Church.
Subverting morality.
A group huddled out there.
Like Charlie in the jungle...getting stronger and stronger.
Mega Wow.
On acid!
Who is on drugs?
Hang on.
Am I getting this right.
But.
I am.
Yeah.
Yep.
This is for real.
And guess what?
It is kind of perfect.
An anti church family morality conspiracy!
Huddled together in sinful communion.
Unholy communion.
This is poetry.
Proper poetry.
Beautiful.

'Let's give them one.'

What?

'Let's give them one'

What?

Give it to them. A conspiracy.

What?

An anti-church, family morality conspiracy.

Hmmmmmm

SAC

What?

SAC. That's what we will call it.

SAC?

What's that stand for?

I dunno.

Secular Action Committee,

Perhaps.

Society Against Catholicism.

Maybe.

But

We have a name.

BINGO

Now we just need to exist.

Let's get this show on the road.


...to be continued