About Jorgensen Guest Filmmaker Series Presents Thomas Antonic

Thomas Antonic is an award-winning poet, musician, writer, filmmaker, and multimedia artist who also holds a PhD in German Literature and Philosophy. He works mainly in the fields of experimental literature and multimedia intersections of poetry, film, music, visual arts, cut-up, improvisation, spontaneous prose, and other principles of coincidence. IU Cinema will be hosting a screening of his documentary film One More Step West is the Sea, which chronicles the life and work of groundbreaking Beat poet ruth weiss, her pioneering art, and her world without boundaries.

The author of numerous publications in German and English, Antonic's most recent books include Flickering Cave Paintings of Noxious Nightbirds / Flackernde Felsbilder übler Nachtvögel (poetry, 2017), Wolfgang Bauer (biography, 2018), and Amongst Nazis: William S. Burroughs in Vienna 1936/37 (essay, 2020). Antonic is a Visiting Researcher at Stanford University and Research Fellow at the University of California in Berkeley. He lives and works mostly in Vienna, Austria.

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