Amid the Ruins
7.00: 11 June 2014
Daniel Blau Gallery, Hoxton Square, London
Curated: Robert Hampson, Prue Chamberlain, Carrie Foulkes
In association with the Poetics Research Centre, Royal Holloway, University of London
This time by Emma Lee.
The lightness of touch combined with the use of different voices that treat the subject or theme indirectly allows the sequence to transcend its subject. It’s both playful and structured.
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Chrissy Williams if p then q collection Epigraphs gets a good mention in Steve Spence’s reviews round up in the latest batch of Stride reviews.
Clearly an interest in popular culture and the advent of the internet is combined here with a more ‘high-art’ tendency though the barriers appear to have totally broken down. Leaving aside the aforementioned ‘thematically-based texts’ there are some interesting juxtapositions at play, and juxtaposition – as well as choice – is clearly an important tool when working with existing materials.
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Chrissy Williams will appear on The Verb tonight at 10pm. The show is broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and will be on iplayer for a week after that. This is a LINK to the webpage for the show.
This episode is described as: Radio 3’s ‘cabaret of the word’. Ian McMillan’s guests include Alex Preston, Sofie Hagen on comedy in English and Danish and the writer and director Sally Potter, who won over 25 international awards for her film ‘Orlando’. Sally discusses the craft of directing and the language used when working with actors.
Chrissy describes Epigraphs as: A sequence of 100 epigraphs, each of which could stand in for an individual poem, as well combining to form a single sequence in a hundred voices.
This is a LINK to purchase Epigraphs