Date(s) - 02/14/2013
7:30 pm–8:30 pm
Visual poet Tom Konyves discusses his art, career and experiences.
Thursday, February 14, 7:30 p.m.
Rust Hall, Overton Park
Based in Montreal until 1983, Tom Konyves is one of the original seven poets dubbed The Vehicule Poets; his work is distinguished by Dadaist/Surrealist/experimental writings, performance works and “videopoems”. In 1978, he coined the term videopoetry to describe his multimedia work and is considered to be one of the original pioneers of the form. He is the author of the newly released “Videopoetry: A Manifesto.” Between 1983–2006, he was Executive Producer of AM Productions, producing numerous documentaries, music videos, as well as other commercial multimedia productions.
Konyves has initiated many public poetry projects, including Poesie En Mouvement/Poetry On The Buses (Montreal, 1979), Performance Art in Quebec, a six-hour TV series (Cable TV, 1980), Montreal’s first Concrete Poetry Exhibition (Vehicule Art, 1980), The Great Canadian Poetry Machine (Vancouver, Expo 86); he curated the screenings of videopoems at The Text Festival (Bury, England, 2010) and has given numerous poetry performances.
Since 2006, he has been teaching screenwriting, video production, journalism and creative visual writing courses at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, British Columbia.