Item .001 - John Sobol : Action Poetry performance

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John Sobol : Action Poetry performance

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pfla ACP-6-.001

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  • 11 April 1994 (Creation)

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1 VHS (32 min., 1 sec.)
1 U-matic (32 min., 1 sec.)
1 mp4 file (32 min., 1 sec.)

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(1993-1994)

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John Sobol, Program Director for Action Poetry ’94, had worked in the performing arts in a wide variety of capacities. He has worked as a poet, performer, musician, composer and music critic. Sobol recorded several albums, including “Blue History”, by the John Sobol Poetry Band. Sobol ran a loft space in Montreal called “The Crossroads”, which presented video and film screenings, dance performances, live music, art exhibitions and poetry readings. He grew up in Montreal. (1994 biography)

This video includes John Sobol’s introduction and performances at Action Poetry ’94. Performances Include:
1. “[Dy-no-mite]” (2.30)
2. “Blue History” (8.00)
3. “Frankenstein’s Dream” (3:55)
4. “Jump Monk” (10:34)
5. “She is Lost” (2:04)
6. “[In earlies Estonia] (1:04)
7. “Peaches are Regalia” (3.54)

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: Previous number tape #5, accno 1994-65.2/2. This film begins in the middle of a poem by [John Sobol?] and is very dark. Once the introduction begins, the lighting improves. Note on outside of tape reads: “Tape 1 missing”.

Digitized copy’s filename is ACP6_001.mp4

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