There are paths running through town unseen by us, a ground plan of whiffs and paws.
They are laid out where we don’t go:
shadow under grass, rustle through shrubbery,
acrobats on the street plan of garden walls.
There are rumors running through town unheard by us of lazy, chasing
wanderers on down
Sometimes, when one town keeps me from sleep,
I lie desperately listening to the other:
how a lighter life is moving among us.
Poem written by Belgium poet Bernard Dewulf.
Music composed by Doug Keith, an american musician living in NewYork.
And the cat was shot (without being hurt) in the town of Dunbar Scotland.
Translation courtesy of Vlaams Fonds voor de Letteren.
Lees alle stadsgedichten van Bernard Dewulf op antwerpenboekenstad.be
Deze filmpoem kwam tot stand met steun van Antwerpen Boekenstad.
gedicht gelezen en geschreven door Bernard Dewulf
film Judith Dekker | muziek Doug Keith | © 2014
[er is bij het maken van deze film geen kat gekrenkt]
Judith Dekker originally trained as a photographer. The poetic style of her pictures brought her to written poems. She has had exhibitions with Ramsey Nasr (NL) and various poets in the Lonely Funeral project, worked for Antwerpen Boekenstad, has had residencys, and much more. In 2013 she first dared to make film, translating her photography style to moving images and is now working with an international selection of poets and musicians.
Besides filmpoems she has been a poetic VJ for Felix Poetry Festival in Antwerp, Belgium and projected images during the poets performances. Besides some touring photography exhibitions she created some music video’s for various composers. In 2014 the editors of literary magazine Deus Ex Machina asked her to curate their upcoming filmpoem album. This exciting opportunity led to an interesting blend of filmmakers with a very diverse styles.