600,000 a video poem
We went for a completely different feel and look in 600, 000. We wanted it to be more static (less distracting for the viewer), and thought black and white would work better to tell this story. Patrick Zoerner also used black and white when filming TO TOUCH AND TASTE A COMET. It's partly an aesthetic thing, and partly vanity because I reckon I look better in black and white! What do you think?
I performed 600, 000 in the Sydney Opera House in 2019 where I qualified for the final round of 5 poets. From the feedback I got it seems that a lot of people relate to this story. Please fee free to share.
The full text for 600, 000 appears in SIARAD, which will be launched in Adelaide on March 2nd.