Beyond Glorious: the Radical in Engaged Artistic...
Thursday 30 May to Sunday 2 June 2013, Birkbeck College and Artsadmin, London What is the place of art in acts of social re-imagination and repair? What languages can be found to articulate such practices? Is it possible to break new ground within the realm of engaged artistic practices? See the full programme and register here Symposium organisers: Dr Louise Owen, Mary Paterson and...
So Below - the promise of more to come
A text written in response to So Below, a duet between Karen Christopher and Gerard Bell, produced by Haranczak/ Navarre Projects Steam rises from the teapot at the back of the stage. At some point – if not now, then surely later – the water will be poured, and steam will rise from the cup. That’s what freshly boiled water is – anticipation, preparation. The promise of more to come. So Below...
Fantasy High Street
Imagine … a high street full of your wildest dreams … A new model for art, business and public space. Launching 4th July 2013. Read more …
Getting It Out There: The future of touring and distribution for contemporary theatre and Live Art A free publication, for download This publication reflects on and responds to Getting It Out There, a one-day symposium exploring the future of touring for contemporary theatre and Live Art. The symposium was originally conceived by Tamsin Drury of hÅb to be developed with greenroom....
SPLAT! by The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein
A figure roller-skates blindly across the stage, her vision obscured by a giant deer mask, her arms flailing at either side, her voice singing karaoke-style to a Disney ballad. Half girl, half Bambi, the skidding ingénue slips and slides over tomato juice, topples, wavers and almost falls, before a team of assistants rushes to her aid. This scene is one of a dizzying array of feminine...
The Next Big Thing Questionnaire
On 10/01/13 I received this invitation from David Berridge: I’ve been asked to take part in a project called The Next Big Thing, for which I answered seven questions (below) and posted them on my blog. The next part is nominating another four people, who also post their responses to the questions online, and invite a further four writers/artists/poets to do the same. Anyway, I thought it...
… ride up the escalator at Liverpool Street Station into a warm, dry day; watch...– NOËMI LAKMAIER: APPEARANCE, REPRESENTATION AND IDENTITY By Mary Paterson Read the full text here
Re:Read – Foreword
2.30-4pm Friday 7th December at Jerwood Visual Arts, part of the exhibition ‘Now I Gotta Reason’ Taking inspiration from a history of reading as public and private, solo and collective, purposeful and perfunctory, David Berridge, Hyun Jin Cho, Alex Eisenberg and Mary Paterson have each curated a 10 minute reading group and discussion, to occupy the space of the Life Tutorial booth in...
One Morning In May : Artists' Talk & Screening
Artists’ Talk and Screening: 4th December, 7.30pm Toynbee Studios 28 Commercial Street London E1 6AB On Monday 28 May, Noëmi Lakmaier undertook a slow and exhausting test of endurance – an attempt to crawl from Toynbee Studios towards the City of London and one of London’s most iconic buildings, ‘The Gherkin’. Accompanied by filmmaker Hydar Dewachi and writer Mary Paterson,...
Beyond Glorious: The Radical in Engaged Artistic...
Call for papers, workshops and other explorations Beyond Glorious: The Radical in Engaged Artistic Practices Thursday 30 May to Sunday 2 June 2013 Birkbeck College, University of London and Artsadmin What is the place of art in acts of social re-imagination and repair? What languages can be found to articulate such practices? Is it possible to break new ground within the realm of engaged...
The Field of Performance, 9th November at Somerset...
http://www.redrawingthemaps.org.uk/schedule/friday.html With Chris Goode, Mary Paterson, Theron Schmidt & others. “The field that you are standing before appears to have the same proportions as your own life.” John Berger has had some direct and notable involvement in European theatre, both through his own plays and in collaboration with Simon McBurney / Complicite. But for many...
Online dialogue with Nathan Jones (Mercy Online) in relation to ‘PERFORMANCE WRITING NETWORK.’ Starts on the Performance Writing page on Facebook (19/10/12) https://www.facebook.com/performancewriting?fref=ts&filter=2 Continues on Furtherfield http://www.furtherfield.org/blog/mary-paterson/networkwriting http://www.furtherfield.org/blog/nathan-mercy/networkwriting ...
Thompson's live: The Chris Goode & Company Podcast
Mon 24th Sept - fortnightly at Stoke Newington International Airport 8pm (recording starts 8.30pm, ends 10pm) We’re supremely excited to be the home for this series of discussions that promise to inspure and invigorate and take us, if not to the edge of thought then Christmas at least, via some extraordinarily interesting people. Come and be part of the live audience for these...
"I am proposing that you find a way to see each of...
From October 2012 I will be working with Karen Christopher and Haranczak/ Navarre Performance Projects to write in response to three duets. More about Haranczak/Navarre Performance Projects here So Below A Duet (Gerard Bell & Karen Christopher) Performances in October and November 2012. More info here Karen Christopher is a collaborative performance deviser, performer, teacher and...
curated by Mirene Arsanios and Valerio Del Baglivo Symposium: 15. - 18. September 2012 Villa Romana, Via Senese 68, 50124 Florence, Italy The three-day summer school hosted by the Villa Romana in Florence is an attempt to reconsider pedagogical forms traditionally linked to the production of knowledge. Through a series of talks, performances, and collective experiments, Oh Seminar!...
And he waves the pages of the papers, black and white the way space was when the...– Italo Calvino The Complete Cosmicologies / English translation: William Weaver (1968), HBJ, ISBN 0-15-622600-6 / Pages 92-93, “How Much Shall We Bet?”
It’s been a long time coming.– http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/jo-verrent/access-all-areas-live-art_b_1657252.html?utm_hp_ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false Review of Access All Areas by Jo Verrent in The Huffington Post
"Winners and Losers" at Are You Sitting...
A cosy evening of cracking stories, cute cakes and comfortable chairs http://www.thewhiterabbit.org.uk/coming-up/ “We invite you to join us in the Arts Bar & Café for original short stories written by Londoners and read aloud by the team at White Rabbit. There will be music, laughter and perhaps some bruised knees for this Olympics special, because in case you hadn’t noticed...
Writing Machine: Live Art UK Gathering, June 2012
Live Art is not interested in the articulation of real talent; live Art is interested in the articulation of real desire. If you can tolerate this, then see what’s coming next. Art is the name for all the things we do that try to change the world. A lot of direct action is bad performance. Online space is corporately owned, private space. Good things happen on the periphery. Is it important...
"One on One" Reflections on Collaboration
Ever since the spectre of public spending cuts first began to loom over the horizon in 2008, policy-makers and strategists have urged the arts sector to work together to pool resources and share practice … Read the full article, published in Arts Professional 26/4/12 http://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/Magazine/view.cfm?id=6282&issue=252
PW12 - a weekend of Performance Writing at...
Sunday 11.00 − 13.00 / A panel and audience discussion on the Future of multi-media writing / In the face of the digital, where’s writing going? Panel: John Hall (UCF) - Lucy English (Bath Spa) - Christine Atha (Arnolfini) - Mary Paterson (Open Dialogues) - Nathan Jones (Mercy Online) http://www.arnolfini.org.uk/whatson/events/details/1325
Access All Areas: Live art and Disability
Access All Areas is a new publication brought out by the Live Art Development Agency, following their excellent weekend of performances and discussions in 2011. Including my two short essays: ’ Reflections on Access All Areas’ and ‘Undress/ Redress’ http://thisisunbound.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_book_info&cPath=23&products_id=350
Dirty Money? … Imagine a trickle of thick black liquid oozing down the...– Review of Not If But When: Culture Beyond Oil, by Platform, Art Not Oil and Liberate Tate (2011) published on culture wars
Is this public, private, pedagogic or instrumental? Is this mine, or yours? Is...– http://open-dialogues.blogspot.com/2011/11/is-this-rhetorical-device.html
The lemon that I stole in Leningrad– I AM NOT A POET Assembling published by VerySmallKitchen, including Memory Exchange score and poem. http://verysmallkitchen.com/2012/01/20/i-am-not-a-poet-assembling/ The full ASSEMBLING is online here, with contributions from: Magdalen Chua, Emma Cocker, Peter Cant & Alex...
Getting to Know You
photo by Julia Ross Getting to Know You - a score for flash performance will be at I’m with you: Occupy London, Thursday 8th December 2011 http://imwithyouclapton.wordpress.com/2011/12/07/im-with-you-occupy-london/ Extract from Getting to Know You What is the difference between the sound of birdsong and the sound of a car alarm? Do you own a mirror? Can you be more specific? Do you...
PEOPLE, PLACE & SPACE: What Next for North Kent? →
A half day symposium looking to the future of Public Art in North Kent. http://www.encounter-northkent.co.uk/2011/11/17/people-place-and-space-seminar-guests-announced/
Two Poems by Mary Paterson, published on Our Penniless Write Waiting Game I picked up an old magazine … http://ourpennilesswrite.tumblr.com/post/12072522911/waiting-game Going to the Cinema with a Colleague This would all Be so much Better if … http://ourpennilesswrite.tumblr.com/post/12072418222/going-to-the-cinema-with-a-colleague
#dawnchorus - 16/10/11 #dawnchorus - tweeting the dawn - will be performed at dawn on Sunday 16th October 2011 (approximately 5:35am to 8am) on Twitter. Participating writers are: Amber Massie-Bloomfield, Joanna Brown,Tiffany Charrington, Eddy Dreadnought, Sally Labern, Tamarin Norwood, Mary Paterson and Natasha Vicars. #dawnchorus is conceived by Natasha Vicars and developed in...
” … I bought sleeping pills over the counter and took them as protection against the fighting dogs. The dogs fought til daybreak …” Short story. Published for free download on Ether Books http://itunes.apple.com/app/id362070951?mt=8
Almost the Same, in DTJ
” ..there is a flaw in the structure of language. Like a net with too many holes in it, language is built to capture and share meaning; but it is also what lets meaning slip, unnoticed, away. ..” Article published in Dance Theatre Journal, 24:2 Read the full text: ...
Karen David – Searching for the Viable Essence
” … I would argue that ‘America’, as the cultural touchstone and location for Western popular culture, is in fact the home of all modern myths and storytelling per se …” Catalogue Essay for Karen David ‘Searching for the Viable Essence’ solo show at Jacob’s Island Gallery, Sept - Oct 2011 Gallery information Full text
'A Famous Man' by Mary Paterson. Short story... →
A famous man died recently. His obituary was in all the papers, and his death was mentioned on the television news. He was famous for something that happened before you were born and until you’d read the notices, you didn’t know who he was … http://ourpennilesswrite.tumblr.com/post/8423912318/a-famous-man
DIY 8 (Live Art Development Agency) Mary Paterson...
.. collaborate on devising and piloting #dawnchorus – a live writing work for Twitter.. DIY is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to conceive and run unusual training and professional development projects for other artists. #dawnchorus Project summary: Drawing on your existing experience of writing within your art practice you will take part in a collaborative intervention in the...
Workshop 161, Rochester High Street, Feb 2011. Video by Fidgitbox.
SPILL Stings is a collection of commissioned critical writing on SPILL Festival by Theron Schmidt, Mary Paterson, Johanna Linsley and Madeleine Hodge. As writers, we are interested in the way that artwork gets under our skin: the sting of it, and its itch. This writing, then, is a kind of scratching…. http://www.spillfestival.co.uk/ see also Open Dialogues writing projects in connection with...
Lemonade everything was so infinite
A publication project led by graphic designer Marit Muenzenberg http://www.lemonmelon.org/index.php?/publications/lemonade—everything-was-so-infinite/ Marit says: Limonade es war alles so grenzenlos. (Kafka, Franz, Briefe 1902–1924, Fischer Verlag, p.491) Limonade es war alles so grenzenlos. was one of Franz Kafka’s last sentences published in the Aus den Gesprächsblättern in...