Friday, 08 November 2013 11:30

Video-poem for Veterans Day

By Arthur Gonick | Entertainment

GLENS FALLS— In honor of Veterans Day this Monday, November 11, The Lake George Arts Project has invited Saratoga Springs poet Marilyn McCabe to discuss and show her video-poem “At Freeman’s Farm.”

This free event will take place at Rock Hill Bakehouse, 19 Exchange Street, Glens Falls.

Videopoetry is a term used to describe a wide range of multimedia presentations that combine poetry, images and sound. This video-poem combines the poetry of Marilyn McCabe with the words and recollections of area veterans and images from the Saratoga battlefield from videographer Peter Veradi, a Vietnam veteran.  

In her talk McCabe will discuss the making of “At Freeman’s Farm.” It was filmed on the location of the first battle of Saratoga in 1777 during the Revolutionary War and was created as a result of a New York State Council on the Arts grant she received in 2012.

She says the poem she chose for this project “had been inspired by the confluence of several things, most directly a moment I’d had at the Saratoga battlefield where I thought about all the men who had shed blood or died right there in the swath of field I was looking at. And then all the people across all time across the whole world who had died in war, an almost constant part of the human species’ experience.”

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