Sunday, 29 April 2012

Performance Writing Weekender

Open Dialogues are currently preparing to contribute to the Performance Writing Weekender at the Arnolfini, Bristol 3-5 May.

The Performance Writing Weekender involves live performances, a temporary library, and an exhibition of Performance Writing. The weekend also comprises chaired panel discussions  on cross disciplinary writing, looking at how to support it and its artists nationally, both in and out of academic institutions. Articles, excerpts of discussions and examples of participants work will also feature a special edition of Journal of Writing in Creative Practice. Details of the line up can be found here.

Rachel Lois will contribute to the temporary library, giving participants a chance to (w)read a special boxed edition of (W)reading Performance Writing  : A Guide.  Available as a freely downloadable PDF commissioned by the Live Art Development Agency, the guide is used on the Arnolfini’s MA Performance Writing and features practitioners from diverse fields of poetry, theatre, visual art and performance on the topic of Performance Writing.  See it in Bristol, or download it here.

Mary will be participating in the panel and audience discussion ‘Future of multi-media writing’,  which looks at the opportunities posed to inter-media or cross-disciplinary writing by the digital. Participants are John Hall (UCF), Lucy English (Bath Spa), Christine Atha (Arnolfini), Mary Paterson (Open Dialogues) and Nathan Jones (Mercy Online).

Friday, 27 April 2012

Access All Areas: Live Art and Disability, Eds. Lois Keidan & CJ Mitchell

A new publication about Live Art and Disability, arising from last year's Access All Areas event at Club Row, London E1.

Access All Areas is published by the Live Art Development Agency, who write:

"Access All Areas is a combination of artists’ writings, creative dialogues, critical commentaries and DVDs featuring documentation of artists’ presentations and performances spanning 20 years, which reflect the ways in which Live Art has represented issues of disability in inventive and radical ways. This 200 page publication and double DVD set has been developed from the groundbreaking Access All Areas public programme of performances, screenings and talks produced by the Agency in March 2011"

The publication includes two essays by Mary Paterson: 'Reflections on Access All Areas' (first published on this blog) and 'Undress Redress."  

It is available to buy from the Live Art Development Agency's online platform, Unbound