Visual Poetry in Europe – Imago Mundi

A special collection, curated by the poet and artist Sarenco, that constitutes an original thematic digression from Imago Mundi’s traditional geographic groupings: 210 works by European artists and an extraordinary movement which, from the great Futurist revolution and its first appearance in the 1950s, continues to question the privilege granted to the exclusively verbal aspect of language.  Concentrated in the 10×12 cm format, the radiance of the text-image, instead of being diminished by the miniature form, appears to undergo a revival, driven by the imagination of the artists opening themselves to new spaces of iconic-poetic symbolism. Including Other Room performer Paula Claire. More here.

 

The noise and voices of objects

Thursday 30 June 2016, The Reynolds Room and Life Room, Royal Academy of Arts.

Other Room reader Paula Claire will present seven pieces at the An Aside to On Stage event including improvisations with ammonites, lunaria, black treacle and the text/ures of savoy cabbage leaves. Convened by artist Sarah Jones, this one-day symposium brings together lookers and listeners from art and theatre to consider the noise and voices of objects. More here.

Clasp

Late Modernist Poetry in London in the 1970s, with contributions from: Gilbert Adair, Peter Barry, Clive Bush, Paula
Claire, Ken Edwards, P.C. Fencott, Paul A. Green, Robert Hampson, Anthony Howell, Tony Lopez, David Miller, John Muckle, Frances Presley, Elaine Randell, Will Rowe, Gavin Selerie, Robert Sheppard, Iain Sinclair, Valerie Soar, Lawrence Upton, Robert Vas Dias, Stephen Watts, John Welch. Out now on Shearsman.

‘Not memory but a work’: Eric Mottram after 20 Years: addendum

More details about this 19th – 21st November event in the Court Room at Senate House, London which we previously posted about here:

Friday 20th November, 6.30-8.00: Poetry Reading beginning with a Guest Appearance by Paula Claire, presenting the 2 poems she created for Eric Mottram at her Kings Reading 27 Feb 1979 and leading a performance of Mottram’s Precipice of Fishes an aleatory multi-voice piece created for Writers Forum in October 1979. She will be followed by Bill Sherman, Ulli Freer. Gavin Selerie and others.

 

 

Total Recall exhibition at Bury Art Gallery

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TOTAL RECALL 1 August — 3 October, 2015 

BURY ART MUSEUM

Moss St, Bury, Lancashire BL9 0DR, United Kingdom

How do you remember the people who are important to you? How do you conjure your shared past? Is it in an image, a sound, a smell, a touch? Or do you use words?

We invited world-leading poets and text-artists to make a language-memory for Tony Trehy, who has directed the internationally renowned Text Festival at Bury Art Museum since 2005. This exhibition celebrates a 10-year anniversary of the Festival and a 20-year anniversary of Tony’s time at Bury. Writing on a wall, an Internet search, a diary entry, a flurry of thoughts … what is remembering and who is it for?

Tony Trehy has been the ring-leader of decade-long conversations, new opportunities, challenges and heated debates. Each of his four Text Festivals has added to a continuing dialogue between language and art. Every Text Festival has asked the audience a simple-but-complex question: How do I read?

Into the historic space of Bury Art Museum, Trehy has injected text that is a new ‘language art’ for the 21st Century. Bury was once the centre of paper-making in Britain, now it is a pioneer of language-making, with its Text Archive welcoming readers from all over the world.

TOTAL RECALL is a guerrilla makeover, an A4 invasion of reading into the larger narrative of looking. Unlike the street signs outside, these are not corporate instructions or sales pitches; they are antidotes. Walls, vitrine, archival box—nary a “book” to be found, but a heap of language left in memory.

TOTAL RECALL includes work by local, national and international text-based artists and poets: angela rawlings, Alan Halsey, Barrie Tullett, Carolyn Thompson, Cecilie Bjørgås Jordheim, Darren Marsh, derek beaulieu, Emma Cocker, Eric Zboya, Erica Baum, Jaap Blonk, James Davies, Jayne Dyer, Jesse Glass, Karri Kokko, Kristen Mueller, Lawrence Weiner, Leanne Bridgewater, Liz Collini, Lucy Harvest Clarke, Marco Giovenale, Márton Koppány, Matt Dalby, Mike Chavez-Dawson, Paula Claire, Penny Anderson, Peter Jaeger, Philip Davenport, Rachel Defay-Liautard, Robert Grenier, Ron Silliman, Satu Kaikkonen, Sarah Sanders, Seekers of Lice, Stephen Emmerson, Steve Giasson, Steve Miller, Tom Jenks, and Tony Lopez.

— derek beaulieu and Phil Davenport, Curators

Speaking Parts

Raven Row, 56 Artillery Lane, London, E1 7LS. 16 to 24 May 2015. Open daily, 11am to 6pm.

Speaking Parts, a ten day exhibition framed by two weekends of performance, brings together artists who weave text and language – from poetic prose to the spoken word and scored voice – into the fabric of sculpture, film, painting and performance.

The works in the exhibition are for the most part ephemeral and portable, and depend on the input of the artist, collaborators and/or audience to be fully realised. Each piece has its own temporality, from one-off performance to intermittent activation.

During Speaking Parts, Raven Row will host Bob Cobbiiiiiiiiing Live, an evening celebrating the work of the great British concrete poet Bob Cobbing (1920-2002), with performances by Brian Catling, Paula Claire, Beth Collar, Hannah Silva and David Toop.

Artists in Speaking Parts are Brian Catling (b. 1948, UK), Michael Dean (b. 1977, UK), Natalie Häusler (b. 1983, Germany), Ewa Partum (b. 1945, Poland), Heather Phillipson (b. 1978, UK), Agnieszka Polska (b. 1985, Poland) and Giorgio Sadotti (b. 1955, UK). The exhibition is curated by Amy Budd, writer and Exhibitions Organiser, Raven Row.

The exhibition will open with a series of performances on Friday 15 May for which places must be reserved. Admission is free. Please book your places for this and the two other evenings of performance following the links below.

Please note Speaking Parts will be open daily from Saturday 16 to Sunday 24 May.

Performance Programme:

Friday 15 May, 6.30pm: Ewa Partum, Natalie Häusler, Giorgio Sadotti. Book here.

Wednesday 20 May, 6.30pm: Bob Cobbiiiiiiiiing Live with Brian Catling, Paula Claire, Beth Collar, Hannah Silva and David Toop. Book here.

Saturday 23 May, 6.30pm: Agnieszka Polska and David Bernstein, Brian Catling, Michael Dean, Giorgio Sadotti. Book here.