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CINEMA
(video works)

Video Portraits: Series One to Eleven

The Yellow Pages Ads by Jeff Preiss with Jon Lovitz

Talk To Me (19:16) from "Impulsive Behavior" at the Whitney Museum, NY, April 8, 1999

Two films by Lara Odell: "Incident at Wal-Mart" and "Making Whoopee"

The Answer by Neils Plenge, a poetry video (2003)

What Makes a Poem a Poem (60-second lecture) - UPenn, April 21, 2004 (1:23)

Blind Witness: Three American Operas (2008)

MoMA Futurist Manifesto Centennial, Feb. 20, 2009

"What Is Language Poetry?" -- 30 second lecture 2 -- San Francisco, May 12, 2010, via YouTube

"My Own Private Iowa," "On the Fly" interview, Iowa City, 11-02-10.

Felix Bernstein's video for Stacy Doris's The Cake Part, at Jacket 2 (June 2011)

Pinky's Rule, an animated drawing by Amy Sillman & Charles Bernstein, 2011

"On Election Day," filmed by Gabe Rubin, August 2012 and published with subtitles Nov. 15, 2013, in Fohla, Sao Paulo, Brazil, tr. Regis Bonvicino.: PennSound link | text


VIDEO
(recordings of poetry readings and talks)

Public Access Poetry, Dec. 29, 1977

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"State of the Art" at The Poetry Project 1990 Symposium, "Poetry for the Next Society: Assertions of Power", on May 5, 1990. Courtesty Thin Air Video and Mitch Corber.

Readng at The Poetry Project, 1990: "Debris of Shock / Shock of Debris," "The Ballad of the Blue-Green Plate," "Sunsickness," Virtual Reality," and "How I Painted Certain of My Pictures." MP4

From an Auckland-New York video conference for Bad Language, organised by Artspace and the Jar Foundation, 11 July 2001. Auckland participants: Wystan Curnow, Leigh Davis, Tony Green
Full program (1:38:47): mp4 / rm (download)
Excerpts:
         Poem Composed for Jackson Mac Low, from With Strings (U of Chicago P, 2001).
         Thank You for Saying Thank You from Girly Man (U Chicago Press, 2006)
         Dear Mr. Fanelli from My Way: Speeches and
         Poems
(U of Chicago P, 1999)

Presenting on the work of Haroldo de Campos, Guggenheim Museum, New York, January 12, 2002: Video

"War Stories," SUNY-Buffalo, March 5, 2003, Poets Against the War reading

Radical Jewish Poetry/Secular Jewish Practice (2004)

Cork Poetry Festival, Summer 2004, film by Adam Wyeth with Nathaniel Mackey, Randolph Healey, and Charles Bernstein. [Excerpt below.]

Interview with Susan Bee Bernstein for Janet Roberts' "Here & There," May 10, 2005: video

"Thank You for Saying Thank You" [youtube] from SoundEye Fesitival, 2005 (montage of poem and  interview about Shadowtime from film by Adam Wyeth and Keith Walsh [Longer version above.]

University of Chicago Poem Present series: Nov. 30 / Dec. 1, 2006  (audio and video; lecture and reading)

Cue Foundation launch/reading for Girly Man, January 16, 2007

"What, Me Conceptual?," May, 2008 Tucson

Openned London May 14, 2008: .mov

Double Change, Paris, October 25, 2008, bilingual reading with Abigail Lang

"Morality," at Oslo Poetry Festival, Oct. 9, 2010, with Jordan Scott and Pär Thörn on YouTube

"Morality," Kootenary School of Writing, Perel Gallery Van couver, Jan. 8, 2010 on YouTube

"Castor Oil" and "All the Whiskey in Heaven" from All the Whiskey in Heaven, The Renaissance Society , University of Chicago, Feb. 14, 2010: YouTube; PennSound

Reading at the Banff Center (Alberta, Canada), "In(ter)ventions: Literary Practice at the Edge," Feb. 20, 2010; video by David Jhave Johnston

All the Whiskey in Heaven: Kelly Writers House, UPenn, launch, April 8, 2010
videos by Nicole Peyrafitte (more info/pix via Peyrafitte): & another picture here
"Dodgems" read by Sherry and Felix Bernstein: YouTube and archival m4v
Susan Bee reading "The Measure" and commentary: m4v
Pierre Joris, All the Armagnac in Heaven (begins partly into poem): mov
Charles Bernstein, reading: mov and just final (title poem) on YouTube (via Joris)

Reading at San Francisco State University, Recorded by Cloud House Poetry Archives, May 12, 2010: Video

Reading at Sculpture Center, Queens, NY, May 16, 2010; for Emma, on her birthday: "In the Middle of the Way," "Be Drunken," "All the Whiskey in Heaven", followed by reading of Joseph Straub: YouTube: from Umbra "In the Middle of the Way," (Drummond), "Be Drunken" (Baudelaire); and"All the Whiskey in Heaven":


Dongguk University, Seoul, Oct. 19, 2010 (152 minutes): video
"Transnationalism and Cultural Translation: Distinguished Lecture Series and Symposium"
•Introduced by Brother Anthony. Poster here (pdf)
•Begins with lecture by Prof. Youngmin Kim on "Poetry and Typography/Topology: The Poetics of the Grid/Klein Bottle in Transnational 20thPoetry in English.”
•Then Bernstein talk/reading/discussion on poetry, sound, and technology starts at 40', talking through three essays: "The Art of Immemorability," " Making Audio Visible: Poetry's Coming Digital Presence," and
"Hearing Voices," (all collected in Attack of the Difficult Poems). At 66' there is a reading of "Most Frequently Words in Girly Man in Descending Order," at 72' "In Particular,". This is followed by discussion, and then ending, at 146' with a reading of “Azoot D'Puund.”

"Azoot D'Puund" via Skype to Göteborgs, Sweden, Nov. 25 2010 (YouTube link); also "Thank You for Saying Thank You" (with first line dropped)

Reading for Art, Fantasy, and Experience at the Gross Foundation, New York, December 12, 2010: Part One and Part Two

Collaboration & the Artist's Book: Vincent Katz, Bill Berkson, Shirley Jaffé, Raphael Rubinstein, Susan Bee & Charles Bernstein, Poetry reading and visual art projection, Maison de la poésie, Paris, April 2, 2011

Attack of the Difficult Poems launch, A.I.R. Gallery, 6-11-11:

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"Breaking Through": 50-minute TV interview with Charles Bernstein and Ian Probstein with W.J. O'Reilly, on eGarage.TV, June 17, 2011.Includes clips from Attack of the Difficult Poems, and All the Whiksey in Heaven.

Poetry Project, St. Mark's Church, New York, October 5, 2011: Video,audio

section XVLVIII from Crossing State Lines, by Drew Harty for America Now and Here. 43 seconds.

 

Alte Schmiede reading, Vienna, Jan. 26, 2012, with Peter Waterhouse's University of Vienna seminar, with Miriam Rainer, Julia Dengg, Manuel Niedermeier, Dimitri Smirnov, Helmut Ege, Franz Vala, Judith Aistleitner, Nina Truskawetz, and Waterhouse (Versatorium). With thanks to Katharine Apostle. Filmed by August Bisinger




Conversation with Jhave, Feb. 7, 2012 (Jacket2 page for videos)
Direct links: part 1 video, part 2 video
from this session: "Pinky's Rule": video
from this session: "What Poetry Can Do" (2:03): video



Levi Lehto's 60th birthday celebration, Feb. 20, 2012: video

Charles Bernstein and Loss Pequeno Glazier on Robert Creeley, SUNY-Buffalo, April 20, 2012: Video

Vienna, September 7, 2013, at Ephemeropterae XII, TBA 21, Augarten, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary
with Versatorium


00:40 Incantation by Laugher (Khlebnikov)
01:58 The Lie of Art
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from All the Whiskey In Heaven:
05:20 Azoot D'Puund
10:26 Rivulet of the Dead Jew
11:08 Doggy Bag
12:36 from "Today's Not Opposite Day" (Nonny)
13:26: In Particular
19:20 every lake
*
20:25 from Shadowtime


36:46 Johnny Cake Hollow -- 4 versions / translations with Versatorium from Vienna, followed by source poem …
43:46 The Elfking or view clip here
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46:52 Sapphics (from Recalculating)
47:34 Morality (from Recalculating)
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49:14 Fare Thee Well
50:02 Chimera (from Recalculating)
51:30 Wherever Angels Go (from All the Whiskey in Heaven)

Berlin, Sept, 11, 2012, at Lettrétage

with Tobias Amslinger, Norbert Lange, Mathias Traxler, Dennis Büscher-Ulbrich and Charles Bernstein

Video 1 (mp4)
Dodgem (Bernstein, Amslinger, Lange, Traxler)
Introduction to the Project by Lange
Introduction to Charles Bernstein by Büscher-Ulbrich
Video 2 (mp4)
 Translation of "Poetry Bailout" read by Büscher-Ulbrich
Video 3 (mp4)
Translations of "Palukaville" read by  Amslinger
Video 4 (mp4)
"Riddle of the Fat Faced Man" and translation (Bernstein, Lange)
Translation of "Doggy Bag" read by Amslinger
Translation of You (Bernstein, Amslinger, Traxler)
Video 5 (mp4)
"Castor Oil" + translation (Bernstein, Amslinger, Lange)
"Verdi and Postmodernism" (Bernstein, Amslinger)
Translation of "The Bricklayers Arms" (Traxler)
Video 6 (mp4)
Translation of "Autonomy is Jeopardy" (Lange)
"Johnny Cake Hollow" (Lange)
Translation of "Defence of Poetry" (Büscher-Ulbrich)
Video 7 (mp4)  and Video 8 (mp4)
Charles Bernstein reads from Shadowtime
Bonus track: Mathias Traxler: two versions of "You": MP3

Elizabeth Willis & Charles Bernstein, "The Obvious" as part of the Double Take series at Apexart, New York, on March 4, 2013, curated by Albert Mobillio. (Willis read a poem, Bernstein did a talk in memory of Thomas McEvilley)


Chris Cheek & Charles Bernstein perform Jackson Mac Low's 40s #19 for Counterpath, accompaned by background murmur at AWP bookfair, Boston, March 8, 2013: MP4

Performing Canto VII of Vincente Huidobro's "Altazor" at Texas A&M, April 2013: mp4


Recalculating launch at Kelly Writers House, April 16, 2013. Intro Al Filries followed by reading.
MP3 audio




Ear Inn, fragment from May 29, 2013 reading


The Introvert – artist's book video by Jill Moser (2013)

Aphorisms reading from Recalculating, June 15, 2012, video web capture, part of Andrew Maxwell's LIFE SENTENCES: An Afternoon of the Epigrammatic, Los Angeles

"At Once Yet Separate: Poet-Artist Collaboration and the Work of Leslie Scalapino" (panel, with Marina Adams, Petah Coyne, Konrad Stein, Charles Bernstein) — 10/23/13: Poetry Project/YouTube

Reading at Harvard, Woodberry Poetry room, with Peter Waterhouse and RosmarieWaldrop, April 8, 2014:


MP3 (audio only)
PennSound archival copy of video

Talk on translation, with Peter Waterhouse, "The Versatorium Playbook," Harvard, April 9, 2014

PennSound archival copy of video

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home movies by Henry Hills from c. 1988


 


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