Visual artist and experimental filmmaker Jan Peeters (1978) lives and works in Ghent, Belgium. In his artistic practice, Jan Peeters currently focuses on so-called ‘iconotextual’ works: he merges words (and more precisely, texts that are set typographically) and moving images (with emphasis on filmic images) to form visual-textual unities of content, which cannot be categorised as either pure image or pure text. In these ‘reading films’ he brings together the languages of literature and visual art, without focussing necessarily on certain implicit elements of mainstream film, such as narration, acting or characters. He has taken part with his works in exhibitions and festivals in Belgium and abroad. His poetry films were selected at some major international poetry film festivals, such as International Video Poetry Festival (Athens), ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival (Münster/Berlin), Co-Kisser Poetry-Film Festival (Minneapolis), International Festival of Videopoetry by VideoBardo (Buenos Aires) and La Parola Immaginata by Trevigliopoesia (Italy).