Saturday, 21 January 2012
By Rachel Lois
Fold out extract HOLD (IT) 2012 c. the artists
HOLD (IT), a score from Fourscore Selected Gestures at The Other Room, is forthcoming in 2013.
HOLD (IT) captures something of the pace, directionality and physical gestures of Rachel Lois Clapham’s original performance reading, whilst perforations, instructions and BLANKS posit new possibilities for shuffling, reading out loud and fingering. The publication is indebted to other live readings such as FINGER, Re- and 0456461 to 0456464.
Rachel Lois Clapham produces writing on and as performance as part of UK collaboration Open Dialogues and curates radical writing with the Arts Council partnership In a word…. Her own practice points..., punctuates movement and presses on physical gestures as text. Work includes Re- (PSL Gallery, Norwich Arts Centre and John Latham Archive), WORK TRY HARD (Kaleid Editions), (W)reading Performance Writing : A Guide (Live Art Development Agency) and WRITING the SPACE (Wild Pansy Press). opendialogues.com @rachellois1