Thursday, 30 September 2010
Sunday, 26 September 2010
by Mary Paterson
Thursday, 23 September 2010
A series of artist-led conversations over dinner
How is Art Writing?
An impossible question
A dinner date
A get-together round a table
How is Art Writing?
Is a series of artist-led dinners that enable a travelling conversation through and alongside the In a word… research partnership, supporting the programme’s aim of profiling an ecology radical writing practice in and from Yorkshire.
Each dinner has its own content and flavour – that of its host and its local situation.
Places at the table are open: dinners enrich existing connections, as well as forging new ones.
Dinners represent different voices with diverse perspectives on writing.
Dinners have an implicit creative impetus but their main aim is to facilitate meeting, talking and eating.
The dinner host receives 150GBP contribution towards the dinner.
Documents play a part in each dinner and contribute to a published outcome. These documents diagram the event, index or record aspects of the conversation and are produced by the host, the guests, the food or the table.
Details of the first dinner are here. Arrangements for other dinners are being finalised with: East Street Arts (Leeds); Caroline Bergvall (London); Kim Rosenfield and Rob Fitterman (New York); and Claire Hind (York).
Thursday, 16 September 2010
Sunday, 12 September 2010
Re- is an iterative work which responds and is reworked in relation to the specificity of an invitation to perform (text). A previous iteration of the work, Re- (RITE), can be found here.
Monday, 6 September 2010
Mary will be Thinking Space with Karen Christopher.
Thinking Space - Writing in Public
A 2-day writing workshop that looks to public spaces and the influence of location to produce plural writing, marked by space, by interruption, by bodies, by sound, and polluted by public influence.
This workshop, using methods of thought connected with placement of the body in specific contexts, will be largely a practical experience that is nonetheless stitched together with just enough theory to locate what would otherwise feel commonplace within an illuminating and self-consciously productive practice. Sessions will take place in public sites: park, train station, cafe, gallery, museum, and on public pavements in transit through the town of Whitstable.
A found-live-language speaking choir, based on a 3 1/2-day intensive collaborative workshop to explore techniques of gathering, creating forms with and improvising live with found language.
… musical, such as rounds; poetic, such as sestina; visual, such as collage, etc. We will do this individually and as a group, again listening, creating layers, hockets, group sentences, and jams. Then we’ll take the Choir back to the streets to practice its results in situ, both with previously generated material and using the language of the immediate surroundings.
Photographs courtesy 1) Karen Christopher 2) Fiona Templeton