The next Other Room takes place on December 7th 2016 at The Castle Hotel, Manchester and as always is free entry. It features Kerry Morrison, Wayne Clements & Cathy Butterworth. More at the EVENTS page.
Kerry Morrison – Kerry is an experienced environment artist and ecologist. She has worked throughout the UK, including commissions for Liverpool Biennial, Tate Liverpool, and Grizedale Forest. Kerry has also worked in forests in Japan and Korea, parks, wilderness and farms in Germany, neighbourhoods in America, and urban streets in Finland. Her work is often performative and since 2006 she has endeavoured to create art without creating demands on natural resources.
Here is an example of her work, ‘Bird Sheet Music’ as featured on the BBC and at The Tate Gallery
Wayne Clements, writer and artist, studied fine art at Chelsea College of Art and Design, where he researched machine methods of generating text. His artwork has been widely exhibited internationally. First published by Bob Cobbing’s Writers Forum Press in the 1990s, eight books of poetry and visual work have followed. Recent publications include: Clerical Work (2010, Veer), Western Philosophy (2011, Knives, Forks and Spoons), Archeus (2012, Depart), Variant Lines (2013, Red Ceilings), and Eutropius (2013, Hassle).
Kenya (with Johan de Wit and Antony John) is due from Veer in 2016. Lives of the Saints out now on The Red Ceilings Press.
On the (im)possibility of a pure praise poem
Dom Sylvester Houédard (dsh), Aliki Braine, Mark Dean, Anna Sikorska
21st June — 27th July 2013
Finissage: Friday 26th July 6 — 9pm
Performances: 6.45 — 8pm
In conjunction with SLAM Last Fridays, the closing event incorporates poetry readings and performances given in response to the work of dsh. Performers are Elizabeth-Jane Burnett, Wayne Clements, Harry Gilonis, David Miller and poetic duo ‘mmmmm’.
Image: ‘Grove Sings River a Song’, dsh, 1971
Films of the recent joint event in Manchester are now online at the zimZalla site, including this by Matt Dalby, featuring the Other Room’s very own Scott Thurston. The other readers were Wayne Clements and Jo Langton.