Kevin & Cedar

Cecilia Dougherty

2002 | 00:08:37 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 4:3 | Video

Collection: On Art and Artists, Single Titles

Tags: AIDS/HIV, Artist Portraits, City, Documentary, Interview, Poetry

I arranged a visit to poet/novelist Kevin Killian’s South of Market apartment in San Francisco to shoot a portrait of him, and when I arrived he had a guest, poet Cedar Sigo. They had corresponded earlier, but were meeting for the first time, and Cedar agreed to participate in our video shoot. This is perhaps the least planned, most verité and documentary of the videos about writers so far. Our immediate plan was for Kevin to read one of Cedar’s poems and for Cedar to read one by Kevin. Kevin read Cedar Sigo’s Theme, but with barely a break, continued to his own Who, a description of life in the circle of AIDS. Also included are excerpts from Sigo’s O Fantasma, and Killian’s The Door Into Darkness from The Argento Series.

-- Cecilia Dougherty

This title is only available on The Writers Series.

Exhibitions + Festivals

Counterpath, Denver, 2012

San Francisco Poetry Center, 2003

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