Image (c) SPILL and George Chakravarthi.
Spill: Overspill was a writing project created by Rachel lois Clapham and Mary Paterson as Open Dialogues and produced in association with Pacitti Company. The programme was located at the heart of the Spill festival 2007 and 2009 and explored the event of criticism in relation to performance. The aim of Spill: Overspill was to respond critically to the work shown, and to create a realtime discursive context for the Spill festival: one that spilled out of the usual confines of a festival to a diverse UK and international audience.
In 2009, 7 writers worked alongside festival artists and audiences to produce reviews, interviews, collaborative texts, note-based responses, hybrid writings, live writing performances and intervention pieces.
Read the Overspill blog to find out about the writers (David Berridge, Rachel Lois Clapham, Mary Kate Connolly, Alex Eisenberg, Eleanor Hadley Kershaw, Mary Paterson and Theron Schmidt) and read their work.
National Platform - note based reviews by all the Overspill writers