DEVELOPMENT LAB – CALL OUT FOR APPLICATION

DEVELOPMENT LAB – CALL OUT FOR APPLICATION

We are looking for disabled and non-disabled practitioners to take part in an intensive research and development LAB in either Liverpool, Peterborough orSouthend. These four day workshops are aimed at artists (from all artforms) that work with the body, movement and dance; or are curious to explore with others these themes.

The Metal LAB format is a facilitated work space for artistic enquiry, offering opportunities for exploration, reflection, conversation and risk taking. Led by disabled dance artist and Associate Producer at Metal Kate Marsh, the development LAB’s are all about exploring ‘the in-between’ – the space that sits beyond the binary of the ’normative’ and ‘othered’ body.  The sessions will act as stimulus and springboard proposing new ways of seeing, new ways of moving and new ways of being together.

Each LAB will also be supported by a cohort of guest speakers and mentors. Those confirmed include: Luke Pell, Clare Cunningham, Dan Daw, Martin Forsberg, Dinis Machado, Scottee and Caroline Bowditch.

COMMISSIONS – After the LAB, attendees will be supported to develop R&D  proposals for new commissions based on their research. The artists will be invited into residence at Metal to develop their ideas further supported by a commissioning fund. The resulting collaborative works will be shared locally, showcased at the Southbank Centre (London) and will form part of a new national symposium in 2018 in partnership with the Centre for Dance Research at Coventry University (C-DaRE) to coincide with Unlimited http://weareunlimited.org.uk/

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY 17TH MARCH AT 5PMFOR FULL DETAILS AND HOW TO APPLY PLEASE CLICK HERE. 

If you would like to discuss your application or have any further questions please contact Kate Marsh or Mark Richards via email.
Kate.marsh@metalculture.com
Mark.richards@metalculture.com

Reading: Calton / Doherty / DeWitt / Cassels — 10.02.2017

PPS READING # 2: *STUART CALTON ~~ CAITLÍN DOHERTY ~~ JOHN DE WITT ~~ IMOGEN CASSELS (Cambridge, 10th Feb 2017)

The second reading in the Poetry Performance Series (PPS) features two visiting poets – Stuart Calton, from Manchester, and John De Witt, from Paris – alongside Cambridge’s Imogen Cassels and Caitlín Doherty. There will also be a book table. Please feel free to circulate info to those who might be interested.

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STUART CALTON

Stuart Calton is the author of the following books: Blepharospasms (2016), Live at Late Dilated Ileum (2015), The Torn Instructions for No Trebuchet (2013), Three Reveries (2010), The Corn Mother (2006), The Bench Graft (2004), United Snap Up (2004), and Sheep Walk Cut (2003). As a musician, he is the incomparable dictophonist TFH Drenching. His book Wimpy and André has just been released from MATERIALS press and will be on-sale on the night. A poem in ten sections, setting forth the interrelations between protagonists Wimpy, Climpy, Sandy and André, in a potentially infinite selection of mixed scenarios. Amongst other sounds, the poem includes the sounds of a car alarm, the thin barking of a radically rationalised trick poultice, a shout, a voice, silence, static, galloping and The Lark Ascending played triple-speed nine octaves up like rain on a steel bin-lid over a rave synth line.
“Just too big. Firstly way too big. And then just right.”

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CAITLÍN DOHERTY

Caitlín Doherty is the author of O (Foule Press, 2012) and Satellites (Tipped Press, 2012).

About the latter, China Miéville has written in the Guardian:

“Doherty, an outstanding young poet, uses our orbital trash, the bric-a-brac of communication tech and a deflating space race as a hook for her interrogations. Even a familiar notion is reinvigorated: the pathos of the first dog in space is not a subject previously untouched, but in her eulogy to Laika, Doherty marries cool rigour and generosity without sentimentality, and if you can get to the end without tearing up you’re stronger than I.”

Doherty is also the poetry editor of the journal Salvage, and her new book, Our Party, is forthcoming from Critical Documents.

“could you plan on my improvement
could it be wagered thus
a silk drape and a massage of the air
a yankee candle and the Tory grandee
unlabouring harmony
ah”

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JOHN DE WITT

John DeWitt was born in Mexico City, later moved to Nashville, and now lives in Paris. He is the author of Ends (Tipped Press, 2011), and Visceral Apocrypha (Shit Valley, 2013) and co-wrote, with Rosa Van Hensbergen, as Bill Ding, Buildings (Tipped Press, 2012).

“Nevermind spirits, it was motherfucker(!)

Motherfucker how could you have me at the end of my legs

He shook his fist at the chairs, at the light, maybe even at the flowers in the garden

as motherfucker has such a small mouth for the world

and such a ponytail floating in the wind

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IMOGEN CASSELS

Imogen Cassels is from Sheffield and reads English at Cambridge. She was a Young Poet on the Underground in 2015, and in 2016 was a winner of the Poetry Business New Poets Prize. Her poems have appeared in Blackbox Manifold, The Literateur, Ambit, and the LondonMagazine.

“Somewhere they are watching rockets bombing

with fireless grace. Somewhere we end up

fucking in our sleep, and are disturbed by waking.”

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Friday 10th February [2017], 7.30pm.

Judith E. Wilson Drama Studio, English Faculty Building, Cambridge.

Email David Grundy (dmg37@cam.ac.uk <mailto:dmg37@cam.ac.uk>), Rosa Van Hensbergen (rv252@cam.ac.uk <mailto:rv252@cam.ac.uk>) or Janani Ambikapathy (ja555@cam.ac.uk <mailto:ja555@cam.ac.uk>) for further details.

Pedicure by Tom Betteridge from Sine Wave Peak

P E D I C U R E

a new book of poems by Tom Betteridge
published by Sine Wave Peak
January 2017

Pedicure remains a pleasure, read at any speed or hovered over. Filtered through a fairy feller’s garden of delights, music layers merge as language zooms through thought to focus bracketed by timed description. Pages twitch body pollen mist to drift across purls in wine. All this under a Gulley Jimson foot: on record, grateful.”
– Tom Raworth
hand-sewn paperback with French folds and a foil-embossed cover, edition of 250