PALIMPSEST presents work by ‘MilkyWayYouWillHearMeCall’ a collaboration between Emma Bolland, Thomas Rodgers and Judit Bodor. Using texts from 1980, a novel by David Peace which re-imagines the hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper as a starting points, they are making visits to key sites referenced in the book, enacting research as ‘performance for camera’, walking and talking, collecting a forensic flora of ‘edgeland’ botanical specimens, and mediating their experiences through the lens of Peace’s texts. The outcomes of this project are open-ended, and include drawings, photographs, sound works, film, performance, and texts. In addition to an ongoing series of exhibitions, the project has been presented at Redrawing The Maps, a week of events contextualised by the John Berger ‘Art and Property Now exhibition at Somerset House, London. Emma Bolland will be presenting ”What Is A Book If It Will Not Be A Book’, referencing the creation of a creative codex for the project at Impact8, an international conference of print at The University of Dundee.
The research blog for the project can be found at: http://youwillhearmecall.wordpress.com/
On June 29th, occursus/plastiCities hosted 3 exhibitions, featuring works by artists Eddy Dreadnought, Joshua Holt, Gordie Cavill and Bryan Eccleshall.
Some of the poets who were involved in the plastiCities project read from their recent publication of works inspired by the Upperthorpe and Shalesmoor walks – Wordwards. We also launched our 24-hour magazine, Don.
These are some photos from the exhibitions at the University of Sheffield and the Nichols Building.
All photos are by Andy Brown.
Friday June 22nd, 6pm onwards
3 exhibitions, 3 venues and 1 party
6pm – Eddy Dreadnought and poetry reading at Jessop West Exhibition Space (University of Sheffield, 1 Upper Hanover Street, Sheffield S3 7RA)
7.15pm – Joshua Holt, Gordie Cavill and a talk by Dr Robert McKay at The Nichols Building (Shalesmoor, Sheffield S3 8UY)
8.15pm – Bryan Eccleshall, website launch and Don magazine launch at CADS (Smithfield, Sheffield S3 7AR)
The private views will be followed by a launch party at CADS (this is a private party so please BYOB)
Find more details and reserve your place here.
Please print off the invitation to receive one complimentary glass of wine on entry and to access the launch party.
Reading Loop is taking a summer break. We’ll be returning in September.
In the meantime, don’t forget our upcoming events:
Saturday June 9th – Sunday June 10th – 24-hour magazine (with Article magazine)
Saturday June 16th – free plastiCities workshop with artist Daisy Frossard
Friday June 22nd – a series of exhibition openings (Joshua Holt, Bryan Eccleshall, Eddy Dreadnought) and poetry reading by Matthew Clegg
Saturday June 23rd – free plastiCities poetry workshop with Matthew Clegg in conjunction with Longbarrow Press
Saturday June 30th – free plastiCities book making workshop with artist Victoria Lucas, followed by opening of exhibition featuring works by Victoria Lucas and Isla Badenoch
occursus/plastiCities are pleased to announce that on Friday June 22nd, we will be opening exhibitions of work by
The exhibitions will take place at a variety of venues across the city, linked by a specially commissioned site-specific installation by Suki Sehmbi.
The exhibitions are accompanied by a series of 6 free workshops, led by artists and practitioners including Daisy Frossard, Victoria Lucas, Homeland and Matt Clegg. (For more information, including dates, click on the workshops tag on the right-hand side of this page).
Homeland will also be making a series of 3 radio broadcasts as part of the occursus/plastiCities summer project. More information will be posted here very soon.
On June 29th, occursus/plastiCities will host a public symposium in collaboration with SCAF. More details to follow shortly.
occursus is pleased to announce an exhibition of works by
The exhibition will open with a talk by Michael Glover, a London-based poet, art critic, fiction writer and magazine editor who contributes regularly to The Independent, The Times, The Financial Times, The New Statesman andThe Economist.
The exhibition opens on Thursday March 15th, 6pm
DLA Piper, 1 St Paul’s Place, Sheffield
For more information and to reserve a place at the opening event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org