“Rhymes for all times” Boiler House readings
In 2016, nearly a year after launching the book with a live show in London, I finally decided to do a comprehensive chronological reading of the poems from the second Has Doubts volume in the Boiler House (formerly known as the Shed). These are currently in progress.
“Rhymes for all times” 2015 videos
In 2015 I decided to film a number of conceptual videos for some of the poems from my upcoming second book. The scope was far beyond what my time or talents could achieve, and I fell woefully short of the intended targets. Several lengthy projects had to be abandoned. Nevertheless, I managed five adequate videos, with a little help, and these are those.
“Mistaken for art or rubbish” Shed recordings
In 2013/2014 I memorized all (but two) of the 33 poems from my debut collection and performed them in my shed while painting a picture of the camera that was recording me.
Velky on Velky interview series for “Mistaken for art or rubbish”
In 2014 I spent literally hours recording myself interviewing myself in depth about my first book, and the negative critical response to it. This is the result: three half-hour videos, each covering 11 poems (a third of the book). To my knowledge nobody has watched this all the way through.
“National Anthems Project” location recordings
Since 2014 I’ve had an ongoing multimedia arts side-project of the above name. This playlist is where I keep the odd recordings from occasions I’ve been fortunate enough to travel to the destinations that are the subject of my studies. On such occasions I persuade somebody to film me reading the relating sonnet from the board bearing the painting of the relating flag. For fun.