CONNECT: International Videoarts Festival

Lori H. Ersolmaz – USA

Lori H. Ersolmaz creates poetic films combining contemporary poems and creative writing as a tool/modality for meaning-making, especially related to critical analysis of social, political and cultural issues. Her work is influenced by Jungian psychology which is concentrated in depth psychology, inner work, the conscious and unconscious mind, archetypes, dreams, synchronicity and symbolism. Lori encourages the viewer to consider a personal and collective act of responsibility for the past, present and future. Her films are screened at International film festivals and events, pop-up exhibitions, street art installations and museums, literary and visual journals, as well as the digital online environment.

Poem on Display in an Abandoned Factory, 2019

This is film #2 of a Filmpoem Triptych from a collection of poems and haibun which are meant to be displayed in their environment. The full manuscript by U.S. poet Dave Bonta is entitled “Failed State. The full Filmpoem Triptych is 6:34. But they have been been produced as three stand-alone pieces, as well.