Thursday, 19 June 2014

response to Text Festival Bury - in it, getting there, around and about

Currently the Text Festival is on at Bury Art Gallery and Museum
This post is a little delayed...I went to the opening night and the events on Saturday.
A bit of an adventure really - up to Lancaster by train. Then down to Bury by car via 20 mile detour. Then Saturday's journey by train and bus. I do not do these things lightly - health and UV have to be considered [an annoying condition of photosensitivity leaves me often looking like a bandit]

So words being one of my favourite materials to work with I have created a document combining things over heard and observed on the journey and in the gallery - these then include written and spoken word pieces by other artists.

A LINK TO THE DOCUMENT
within the document there are many more links to artists mentioned - there are some pictures too.

The spoken word version - of course no pictures except of the wonderful tactile text invite

 

the bit I left out:
green on grey
grey on green
green against grey
green grey verge road trees sky

Thursday, 22 May 2014

A piece of writing from last year's Untitled Holy Hiatus

Last year I did the 6 hour work without Lou. My health was not good. I decided to take in my laptop - with only access to write - no times visible, in case I wanted to write as I was there.
the result can be found by following THIS LINK

There was a projection in the space - the overlaying of black & white cctv footage from 2008 and 2012

Extract:

In not in here not here.
Feet object to use. I see much of myself on video preparing for the first time. Bill, Ann – Ann also on the overlay of last year – Liz vacuuming. Lou, even Lou, spreading the words over the floor.
No one came in with the bell – the recording of sound is a few minutes ahead of time today and the video far behind. The voice rings out – I get distracted wondering if they have put thyme on the pebbles that arrived in the nick of time.
I have put a bee out of the window, not a bumble not a honey some other bee. The window is now closed.


I see me in close canon 2008 2012 feet almost planted all together.

THIS IS A LINK TO SPOKEN WORD VERSION - I use the airing cupboard as a recording studio but the bats are now a bit noisy and their scamper & chatter can be heard



Friday, 16 May 2014

hello! P&P

made for Salon de Textes Edition 2
artists were asked to respond to recordings made by those who were performing on the evening of April 11th 2014
This is my response to Mark Leahy's hello! this is a test

Initially I turned the document into a book - tied with red silk ribbon and matching my own works based on Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice.


hello p&p #2hello p&p


this is a link to the document

now I have recorded it:

Thursday, 1 May 2014

extracted from W.B. Yeats for John Sharkey







I read this at the event, after the funeral, at Canolfan Byd Bychan, Aberteifi


dedicated to John Sharkey: poet, writer, artist 1936 - 2014


Mindplay: an anthology of concrete poetry editor (Lorimer 1971)
Celtic Mysteries. The Ancient Religion (Thames & Hudson, 1975)
The Road Through the Isles (Ashgate Publishing, 1986)
Ogham Monuments in Wales (Llanerch Press, 1992)
Pilgrim Ways: Grand Pilgrimage to St.Davids (Ancient Landscapes, 1994)
Celtic High Crosses of Wales (Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 1998)
The Meeting of the Tracks: Rock Art in Ancient Wales (Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 2004)
The Medicine Tree: Traditional Healing in Wales from Prehistory to the Present (Llanerch, 2009)