The Other Room reviewed

Thanks to all who came to our seventh birthday event on 30th April, which was, in the words, of Judy Gordon, a night of “meltdowns, anthropomorphic puzzles, and other surprises”. Thanks to Judy and Write Out Loud for this review, which you can read in full here.

JR Carpenter: A Preview

I always start with a story. Even if the story is a poem. I almost never know what the final form of the piece will be. Even if the piece has been finished for some time. Some stories just don’t seem finished, even after publication. I wrote the text of Entre Ville by hand on a hammock in Vermont. It was published in an online journal in 2005 Then I shot the video. Then I was commission by the Conseil des Arts de Montreal to create a piece for their 50th anniversary. Then I edited the video at OBORO, which took a month. Only then did I begin the web integration. The main interface was built around a line drawing I had made in a note book in 1992. I used pop-up windows because there were so many images of windows in the piece. There is nothing particularly complicated about the programming of the piece.

Read more of this interview in the Huffington Post HERE or visit JRs website HERE

JR will read at The Other Room 7th birthday, 30th April.

For more details of the night see the poster in the middle column.

Next Other Room

Thanks to all who came to last night’s performances by Joanne Ashcroft, Lila Matsumoto and EJ McAdams. Our next event is our 7th birthday and will be on Thursday 30th April, with Mark Greenwood, Sophie Herxheimer, Steve Boyland, JR Carpenter, Jerome Fletcher & Lou Rowan.