Iris Colomb’s practice explores different relationships between visual and spoken forms of text through projects often involving experimental translation and poetic book-objects. She has given individual, collaborative and interactive performances across the UK, as well as in Austria, Romania, and France. Iris’ pamphlet I’m Shocked came out with Bad Betty Press in 2018, and her chapbook just promise you won’t write was published by Gang Press in 2019. Her poems have also appeared in magazines including Para·text, Poetry Wales, Datableed and Berfrois, as well as in a number of UK anthologies. Iris is Co-Editor of HVTN Press and an editor of Pamenar Press.
Eta Dahlia is a Russian poet and filmmaker based in London. His work combines minimalist Russian poetry with a range of other audio-visual media. He works with spoken words, images, colours and music, integrating these elements into inseparable rhythmic and rhyming compositions to create coherent and complete multimedia poetic pieces. One of his goals is to strive to achieve a universal type of a poem, where the understanding and appreciation of the piece is not limited to its original language. Recently, Eta’s work has been showcased in Z9 Poetry Festival (Sibiu, Romania), as well as various poetry magazines and film festivals.
Iris and Eta are both founders of the interdisciplinary collective No Such Thing. Their collaborative projects have been showcased by the National Poetry Library, the Centre for Recent Drawing and Vortex Jazz Club and published by 3AM and Partisan Hotel.
Semechki (Семечки) won ‘Best Poetry Performance’ at Social Machinery Film Festival (2018), was a Semi-Finalist of Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival (2018), as well as part of the official selection of Cadence Video Poetry Festival (2019), All Together Now: A Celebration of Art, Film & Music (2019) and Reel Poetry/Houston TX (2019).