Saturday, 3 April 2010

Blast House 2

Blast House 2, the second in a series of literary events programmed at The Lyric Theatre in Carmarthen took place last Tuesday evening. A nice line-up of poets read during the evening including Menna Elfyn and David Greenslade - my particular favourite was Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch.

Film was provided by Gareth Hugh Davies (my colleague at Oriel Myrddin Gallery). Well Known for his paintings; indigo twilight landscapes and studies, darkly brooding trees, glowing evening windows and street lamps, Gareth's films are a natural progression for his work. Simple short durational films; but through their simplicity they stir and disturb deep feelings. Here is a section from Ostinato - a versatile little blackbird singing in Gareth's garden. My favourite was a short film named Procession 1, passing car headlights cast shadows of the front garden hedge against the front wall of a house, hypnotic, a little sinister and melancholic, really beautiful.

Jazz and experimental music took the stage from Orfeo 5 and Parking Non-Stop with poet Zoe Skaulding.

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