Recent Residence

Recent Residence

DEZ’MON OMEGA FAIR is the 2019 Film and Video Poetry Symposium Poet in Residence.  He is a practicing interdisciplinary artist and poet living in Long Beach, California. Fair’s work explores self-reflection, behavioral observation, and the cathartic, achieved through brushless ink on traditional Japanese paper, collaborative film projects, as well as experimental forms of poetry. He is pioneering works in a new genre he has titled novel sonic, which implores the use of long-form audio recordings of readings paired with a public performance. These showings are set within large-scale immersive installations, which consist of figurative watercolor and poesy sourced from personal geographic and emotional histories.

Outlining ASELF | An Expressive Poetry Workshop
Thursday, July 18, 2019 Program begins at 330pm
There is no cost for admission.

Fair will utilize therapeutic and expressive art exercises such as reflective writing and embodied storytelling to engage participants in a self-expressive poetry workshop. Through the creative explorations of body movement, the human voice, and free writing, participants will howl, shake, jump, sketch, speak out, and review important life moments and experience.  Participants will reference this internal material to compose a poem representing the self-image and create a self-portrait. (Paper and pens provided.)

Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes

THE SHEEN CENTER FOR THOUGHT AND CULTURE
18 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012

Outlining ASELF takes place in room: Modern Studio

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SYMPOSIUM PERSONA: A NOVEL SONIC
The Film and Video Poetry Society presents Symposium Persona created and performed by visual artist and 2019 FVPS resident poet Dez'Mon Fair. Fair experiments with time-based audio recordings of prose, poetry, riddles, and verse. Through interlacing, this range of sound; hybridizing musical album, book on tape, soundscape, and meditation, and audience participation; Fair proposes a new genre of storytelling: Novel Sonic.

SYMPOSIUM PERSONA: A NOVEL SONIC

Friday July 19, 2019 Doors @ 730pm, Program begins at 800pm
ARTS ON SITE NYC
12 Saint Marks Place
Studio 3F
New York, New York 10003

Saturday August 3, 2019 Doors @ 730pm, Program begins at 8:00pm
LOS ANGELES CENTER FOR DIGITAL ART
104 East 4th Street
Los Angeles, California 90013