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Please Resist Me > Luka Lesson

Written and spoken by Luka Lesson
Produced by Icon Kinesis
In collaboration with The Centre for Poetics and Justice
Follow on Twitter: @lukalesson
http://www.facebook.com/lukaislesson
Purchase the PLEASE RESIST ME Album at http://www.lesson.bandcamp.com
www.lukalesson.com

Lyrics:
Please resist me
Colonise me, compromise me, conflict me
Please don’t risk me
If you see me at the airport
please come and frisk me

Please resist me
Colonise me, compromise me and conflict me
Please don’t risk me
Please call me stupid
Because your resistance brings our evolution

Please resist me
Call me a ‘wog’
It’s brought us so close together I could call me a squad

Please resist me
Lock me in solitary confinement
I’ll close my eyes and admire the quality of the silence
I’ll write rhymes in my mind honestly and define them
Solidly redefine and memorise them
Until like a diamond
when I come out
I’ll be better than when I arrived in

Please resist me
Keep me under the thumb
Keep me down trodden
Keep me under the gun
Keep me working harder under thunder and sun
Son, haven’t you heard? I’m becoming a gun

Please resist me
Because resistance brings evolution
and you’ve resisted me consistently I thank you for your contribution
I’m a happy man
Your stupidity has made me strong
I’ve developed wings, a thick skin and this here opposable thumb
It holds my pen which loads my explodable tongue
So without loading a gun I’m killing high quotas of unemotional…
punks

Sorry – you also taught me to speak French
I learnt it when you kept keeping me at arms-length
And then I learnt Italian just to expand my head
And Greek to learn from where my ancestors had fled
And then I learnt some Yanyuwa just to show the people of this land some respect
You see it’s been your example that has led me to leave you for dead

So don’t trust me
I’m risky
Insurmountable, unaccountable
I’m an undeniable, unreliable, maniacal liability
I fire soliloquies and my liturgies literally leave a literary litany
You see
When I was little
They told me I was illegitimate, illiterate and limited
Little did they know that in a minute I’d be killing it
I’m vivid like in cinemas so my synonym is vividness
I stick it like I’m cinnamon and kill it like a militant
I live it like a citizen – you live a life like imprisonment
Besides Indigenous
immigrant might be the most legitimate of citizens
So it’s better to live a life like us…
Isn’t it?
– Luka Lesson


My Confessions (pt 1-4) > Joel McKerrow

“My Confessions” by Joel McKerrow is an epic poem series that explores the taboos of being white male Christian dominance and the guilt that comes with being the most privileged ‘minority’ in a globalised world.

It is a heartfelt, honest and exposing piece of work that deserves to be seen in it’s entirety so SLAM TV presents all four poems and the epilogue here:

My Confessions pt 1 – The White Part of Me

My Confessions pt 2- The Rich Part of Me

My Confessions pt 3 – The Christian Part of Me

My Confessions pt 4 – The masculine part + The Epilogue

For more work by this poet go to:  www.joelmckerrow.com


Badilisha Poetry Radio

Badilisha Poetry Radio uniquely focuses on podcasts by poets from the African Continent and its Diaspora. This online platform creates a dynamic space in which to appreciate, celebrate and discover contemporary Pan-African poetry. The weekly podcasts feature a vast spectrum of voices across poetic genres.

http://badilishapoetry.com/


HEART REMAINS > JOELISTICS

Heart Remains > Joelistics from Verb Studios on Vimeo.

The HEART REMAINS OPEN PROJECT invited people from across Australia to contribute video content in response to the track HEART REMAINS by the hip hop artists Joelistics (ELEFANT TRAKS). The final video is a tapestry of place, culture, people and landscape that paints a portrait of Australia in the 21st Century.

Words and music: Joel Ma (Joelistics)
Produced, Directed and Edited by Timothy Parish – Verb Studios

Footage Contributors:

Cris Broadhurst
Jasper Smith
Grant VK58GR
Gini Lee
Sundry Productions
San-A
Jenny Grinlington
Michael Fletcher
Kym Fielke
Aime Lou

ABC Open Wide Bay
Darcy Travers
Doecke
Barry Schrapel
Norm Ofstead
Injected Ideas
James Russell
Geoff Oliver
Dave Dwyer
Tracey Lundgren
Pierpaolo Baricchio
Sharon Greenaway
Nicky Forster
Stephanie Riddel
Ty Swanson
Bjorn Rust
Mike Riley
Pasramos
Paul Sellen
Alasdair Shurman
AP_OZ
Ashley Perry
Martin Whipp
Documentary Shop
Will Horne
Liam Monkhouse
Tim Parish

Many thanks to:
Will Tinapple
Sam Hussey
Miles Merrill
Anthea Varigos
Bill Wade
Hamish McDonald
Eric Fassbender
Richard Tamplenizza

Creative Commons


Oh The Places You’ll Go > Dr Seuss

Based on Dr. Seuss’s final book before his death, this is a story about life’s ups and downs, told by the people of Burning Man 2011.

For new video updates Like Tedshots: http://facebook.com/tedshots

Captions now translatable to any language.

Directed by:
Teddy Saunders – tedshots.com
Parker Howell – parkerhowell.com
William Walsh – wbwalsh.com
Produced and Edited by Teddy Saunders
Digital FX and Color by Parker Howell
Original Score by Darius Holbert – dariusholbert.com
Sound Mix by Tyler Payne

Shot on Canon 7D’s with various lenses, a Glidecam and a Zoom H4N.

All proceeds from advertising go towards next years project.
This video is our gift to you. If you wish to donate $20 or more for next years film then we will put your name in the credits. Your support keeps us going!
To donate: http://bit.ly/zrfPwB

Watch the trailer for this film on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/29033100

Dr. Seuss properties TM & © 1991 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. All Rights Reserved.


Valentines Day > Joe Black/Enrico Lambiase

Surrealistic vision of how love can be a Valentine’s day present.

Director, Concept, VFX Artist and Designer: Enrico Lambiase
Music and sound design: Cesare Ranucci Rascel.
Voice over: Joe Black.

Related Art Gallery:
enricolambiase.com/art-gallery/valentines-day.html

Enrico Lambiase – Freelance Filmmaker
enricolambiase.com


TWO MEN > Dominic Allen

‘TWO MEN’ is an award winning Australian short film directed by Dominic Allen and shot in the Kimberly town of Fitzroy Crossing by Joel Betts, features a robust and dynamic cast of indigenous Australian non actors. With an original soundtrack by Melbourne artist Felix Riebl and based on Franz Kafka‘s short story, Two Men Running, Allen’s short film has been screened internationally at film festivals including New York, Prague, London, Melbourne and Sydney and in 2009 was a Dendy Australian Short Film of the Year finalist.

The film was instrumental in supporting director Dominic Allen’s Emerging Australian Filmmaker Award at the Melbourne International Film Festival and the 2009 Inside Film Rising Talent Award.

2009 MIFF Jury member Deb Verhoeven remarked “Two Men proves that the simplest scenario can provide the perfect premise for conveying the most profound insights. But (Allen’s) key achievement is to understand that even the largest ideas are best told with brevity and the most serious with humour.”

Two Men was made with the support of Yiriman, a community initiated and community driven project supported by the Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Culture Centre which aims to build stories, strength and resilience in the Kimberley’s youth.

http://scarabstudiofilms.com.au/


FIAT LUX > Hugo

Epic conscious rap and video which follows the beginning of the universe from big bang to evolution of life and the creative instinct that sparks eternal.

FIAT LUX is an ode to the creative muses and the evolution of consciousness performed by HUGO (lyricist behind the RAP NEWS), with beat by TREATS (musicfromspeakers.com) and video collage by filmmaker TIM PARISH aka VERB STUDIOS as an Undergrowth Magazine collaborative project in samplology.

FIAT LUX is from the album ‘The Enlightenment Age’ available online through Reverb Nation here:
http://www.reverbnation.com/hugo1

This video is dedicated to the brilliant artists and creative minds that have inspired and evolved the human experience into manifesting a visionary society.

We want to also respectfully acknowledge the work of the filmmakers and painters whose work has been sampled in this video essay of evolution.

FILMMAKERS:
Stanley Kubrick (2001:Space Odyssey)
Jan Kounen (Blueberry/Renegade)
Frank Reggio (Naqoyqaatsi)
Ron Fricke (Baraka)
David Attenborough (LIFE)
Darren Oronofsky (The Fountain)
Alex Grey (TOOL: Lateralus)

Flight 404

MUSIC MAKERS:
Electric Light Orchestra – Tightrope
Telephon Tel Aviv – Sound In A Dark Room
Sebastian – H.A.L.
The Black Ghosts – Any Way You Choose To Give It (Boy 8-Bit Dub)
2562 – Kameleon
Rhianna ft. Jay-Z – Umbrella
Rage Against The Machine – Township Rebellion

VISIONARY PAINTERS:
Aboriginal Australian, Mayan, Huichol, Native American and Egyptian Artists, Michaelangelo, Botticelli, Brueghel, Pablo Picasso, Vassily Kandinsky, Salvador Dali, MC Escher, Amanda Sage, Alex Grey, Martina Hoffmann, Robert Venosa, Pablo Amaringo and many more…

{ ART IS MAGIC }

Here is another version of the same poem, recited by Hugo live to fellow poet Si in an anonymous cafe. The riddle of life immersed in the mundane…


Yelp > with apologies to Allen Ginsberg

Technology can be addictive. In a tribute to Allen Ginsberg’s classic 1956 poem, we created a short film lampooning the addictions of our generation. It’s narrated by Peter Coyote.

The filmmaking team behind “Yelp: With Aplogies to Allen Ginsberg’s Howl,” also made the 2011 Sundance documentary “Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death & Technology.”

Credits:
written by tiffany shlain & ken goldberg
directed by tiffany shlain
edited by tiffany shlain & dalan mcnabola
original animations by stefan nadelman
narrated by peter coyote
produced by carlton evans

You can learn more about both films at:
connectedthefilm.com


DYSTERIA

‘Everywhere around me are shells. Shells of buildings, of cars, of machinery. This is a shell of a world’.

Dysteria is a short film based around a poetic narrative about a dystopic future,

Credits:

Filmmakers: Maria Åkesson, Victor Carlander, André Boström, Richard Olsson and Therese Ankarfalk

for ‘Digital Graphics’ at Nackademin in Stockholm January 2011.

Words: Candy Royalle,

Original Music: Gareth Coker

Sound design: Hugo Lundgren.


“This City Speaks to Me” – Si

Si performs his infamous ode to Melbourne’s bohemian underbelly.

Filmed by Darius Devas

http://thiscityspeakstome.com/

http://www.beingfilms.com/