Stop frame animation created in collaboration with Naeema Zarif.
"Golan and Ryan" contains an excerpt from a poem by Golan Haji. The audio was recorded at The Saifi Urban Gardens by Ryan Van Winkle as part of an interview for his Scottish Poetry Library Podcast.
you can listen to the full interview here: http://www.readingroom.spl.org.uk/podcasts/haji.htm
One afternoon, on a rare occasion when Ryan had nothing to do, I took him out onto the streets of Beirut. I loved Jorgen Leth's reinterpretation of his own film "The Perfect Human" for Lars Von Trier's 5 Obstructions and was keen to make a similar portrait of Ryan as a young poet in Lebanon.
Naeema was leaving for Baghdad the next day to work on one of her creative advocacy projects. She joined us that evening, in time to see Ryan get his shirt off and paint an arabic translation of his poem "The Flood" on his chest.
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