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13 films in package
Gold Token
An experimental musical poem that explores Black ancestry, culture, and cyclical growing pains.
Surrealist poem
"Surrealist poem" by four year-old Oiva Kova, written the same spring that his beloved grandfather passed away, in a language he invented himself.
untitled ( performance )
A digital poem juxtaposed with a 3D scan. The black chamber is the first one, after the white noise. The chamber, silent, just fine. I see the bridge, the mirrored sphere, the transparent canvas, the interactive draw. Not opaque, projected, reflected, the prism form.
Heron 1954–2002
A visual eulogy that materializes the process of overdue bereavement.
A visual adaptation of poems from the book Words In My Head, which explore emotions surrounding, gender, sexual orientation, blackness, and feminism through the eye of a gay director from the homophobic African country of Nigeria.
corps minéral
"corps minéral" proposes an introspective experience inspired by geological transformations and layers of memory, whether they are contained in earth and rocks, or in our cells.
An exploration of the artist's connection to the Bindi as an Indian American woman, calling out Western society's rejection of minority cultural expression yet acceptance of its fetishization in pop culture—appropriation under the guise of appreciation.
Jangan Lupa (do not forget)
From its source, an instructional pamphlet given to Indonesians by the Dutch to effectuate their integration, "Jangan Lupa" ("do not forget") develops into a tribute to the search for real, non-performative belonging.
There's a certain Slant of light
Leaves, shadows, and landscape reveal the words of Emily Dickinson's poem, "There's a certain Slant of light," accompanied by the notes of Schoenberg and sounds of a winter garden.
Frozen Cry
"Frozen Cry" is a tear of freezing water that overflows, dedicated to Colombian poet Lilián Pallares, her niece Mia Gill, and Minnie the cat.
A man and a woman. A meeting and the complex feelings that flow from it.
Close Spaces
In lieu of a public health crisis that encouraged isolation and distance, Close Spaces visually interprets African American vernacular English (AAVE) to highlight and exalt the intimate and confined spaces that drive the genuine, everyday connections that are necessary for humanity.
Closed captions available
An ephemeral in-sea event where the artist transmits through light signals based on International Morse Code his message what is hidden needs to be seen.

The in-person screening of this program will take place on Apr. 22 at 7pm at Northwest Film Forum.

Cadence Video Poetry Festival 2022 will be held both virtually and in-person. VIRTUAL, IN-PERSON, and HYBRID Festival Passes are available here!

Taking its title from a poem written in morse code and light, this showcase offers meditations on how we present ourselves—where we come from, who we call family, how we communicate. Some works play with a visual language of omission and distortion while others lay bare their lineage and histories, both approaches ask for understanding and recognition. Using persona, art practice, and movement, these works reveal a poetry of visibility.

Winner of the Video by Poets Award at Cadence 2022! 🏆 An experimental musical poem that explores Black ancestry, culture, cyclical growing pains, and how current culture has turned the Black experience into a consumable aesthetic piece.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    7 minutes
  • Language
    English, with no subtitles or captions
  • Country
    United States
  • Note
    Poet: Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah
  • Director
    Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah
  • Producer
    Adrian Sobrado
  • Cast
    Gabrielle Barlatier, Blossom Ogunyinka, Tiana Walsh, Iman Young, Amanda Dawson-Annan, Marhadoo Effeh, Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah, Keon Hughes
  • Editor
    Kamila Daurenova
  • Sound Design
    Evan Joseph
  • Music
    Adeleke Ode, Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah