Thursday, April 23, 2009

Francesco Levato's "War Rug"

Check out Francesco Levato's new film-poem, War Rug. I read a version of it in XCP (Cross Cultural Poetics) No. 20, and was intrigued by its documentary aspect. It is a haunting palimpsestic work, where the images of Arab village life melt into x-ray images of eye sockets, to name one juxtaposition; the ghostliness of the film juxtaposes strongly against the direct, factual, documentary-style language--as if to give us the brute force of fact against its elegaic aftereffects.

You can find more of his poems, and film/poetry work, at his website.

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