Kristin Gannon, English
The Flying Squirrel Game
The idea is to make a mock-documentary chronicling the history of a poetry game influenced somewhat by 'concrete poetry' and the general phonics of recited language. The main characters are half-sisters, masters of this art and arch-nemeses. The story revolves around their vastly different personalities as well as certain performances and interviews by more sideline characters and 'historical' (via film editing and costume) clips of actual performances/moments-in-time of the 'Flying Squirrel Game'. An elaborate system of rules is completed and we plan to film 'performances' of this unique 'historical moment' in American poetic history. The film should be about 40 minutes or so. Other collaborators are not firmly established right now, but will be committed by film time.