The Dark Museum – A Poetry Film

I’m really pleased to be sharing this poetry film of my poem ‘The Dark Museum’ from Near FutureThe film was made by Helen from Elephant’s Footprint and the process of making it was really interesting too.

When Helen initially told me that she wanted to use this poem, I was a bit worried because it’s actually about the absence of the visual. The poem’s subject is a museum where visitors can experience different kinds of darkness, the idea being that we rarely experience true darkness in our world of light pollution.  I was therefore really interested to see where it would go. I tend to describe myself as ‘not having a very visual imagination’ and tend to be quite focussed on sounds and smells in my own creative thinking, so I was really keen to give someone free rein to work in dimensions that I had perhaps not considered myself when writing the poem.

I hope you enjoy the result. When we met up Helen told me she had spent ages Googling J.D Salinger’s curtains, for which I can only apologise. I just thought he probably kept his curtains drawn, being reclusive. Of course he might have favoured blinds…

 

3 comments on “The Dark Museum – A Poetry Film

  1. Reblogged this on Ellen McAteer and commented:
    Fantastic poem, and a truly elegant film.

  2. Fantastic, what a poem!

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