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Fjords

FJORDS is a multidisciplinary/ multimedia/ collaborative work by Manual Cinema and Chicago Q Ensemble based on the poetry of Zachary Schomburg (McSweeneys/ Black Ocean/ Octopus Press). It consists of 14 musical/ visual shorts based on poems from Schomburg’s forthcoming book of poems FJORDS (Black Ocean Press March 2012).

Created in 2012, FJORDS toes the line between live scored cinema and performance art. Using live shadow puppetry, actor puppet interaction, video projection and manipulated slide projection Manual Cinema will create haunting visual renderings of Schomburg’s pseudo-narrative texts morphing the real and the imagined, dream states with the everyday, the conscious and the subconscious.

Premiered in 2012

Adapted from the book FJORDS by Zachary Schomburg
Created by Manual Cinema
Concept & Score by Kyle Vegter

Credits

Adapted from the book FJORDS by Zachary Schomburg

Created by Manual Cinema

Concept & Score by Kyle Vegter

Designed by Drew Dir, Sarah Fornace, and Julia Miller


Music performed by The Chicago Q Ensemble with Eric Streichert

Puppeteering By Lizi Breit, Drew Dir, Sarah Fornace, and Julia Miller

Produced in part by High Concept Laboratories

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