‘Poévies’ is an audio-visual project with variable geometry and constant evolution initiated by Philippe Franck in complicity with Zoé Tabourdiot.
It is about capturing intimate moments of contemporary French-speaking poets/performers (from Quebec, Belgium, France…) in reading or intimate performance mixed with images of their spaces of creation by privileging the singularities and the magic of the moment, but also those of “on the road” travellings, meetings and discoveries. This multifaceted project can be declined in the form of video capsules but also of installation and eventually could constitute the material of a feature film.
The first participants were the performer/critic/editor Richard Martel (reading-performance ‘Le règlement ou le mensonge de la règle’ filmed at the current Art Center Le Lieu in Quebec City) for ‘Poévie#1’ and the poetess Catrine Godin (reading some of her texts – Aiguille, Son vrai visage, Percées, L’Achéron – and interview at home in Montreal) for ‘Poévie#2’.
Production : Transcultures, Pépinières de Création, Simultan