From 2018 I began to explore videopoems as a way to investigate the experience of living between places. The videopoems bring together images, sounds and poems from Barcelona, Singapore, Thailand and Australia, layering them on top of another. The places – the memories, experiences, people – are never entirely separated from one another, and in fact they become an enmeshed layering of experience. The videos purposefully mix the materials to reflect the migrant experience of maintaining an awareness of both localities, sometimes simultaneously.

Shifting Sands by Claire Rosslyn Wilson from Claire Wilson on Vimeo.

This is part of an ongoing project that investigates the nexus between poetry, sound and images. You can see its development on the vimeo channel here.

Shifting Sands was shown as part of the 7th International Video Poetry Festival in Athens, from 14 to 15 December 2018.