Collaborating with an Event - at the Royal College of Art
Date: 26 March 2012 - 29 March 2012
Gallery: Cooper Gallery
We would like to invite you to this event at the Royal College of Art in London which is an extension of the Cooper Gallery Writers in Residence project An Action of Words, which accompanied A CUT A SCRATCH A SCORE - a comic opera in three parts. More info about that project...
An Action of Words:
Collaborating with an Event
26 - 29 March 2012
Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU
Over 4 days Collaborating with an Event will explore the persistence and mediation of an event through the practice of writing. Building upon the proposition that critical writing can perform as a textual afterlife to an event, Collaborating with an Event will be a live process developing, demonstrating and discussing potential methodologies.
The 4 days will include two special events; an ‘in conversation’ event exploring ‘Writing in Situ’ with Brian Dillon, Sally O’Reilly and Jane Rendell and a live interview with Bruce McLean, featuring two of McLean’s films; Urban Turban, A Moving Picture (1997) and Waiter Waiter There’s A Sculpture in My Soup (1970).
An Action of Words began life as part of the curatorial framework for A CUT A SCRATCH A SCORE a project by David Barnett, Sam Belinfante and Bruce McLean (Cooper Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD) Dundee 2011). Initiated by the Cooper Gallery at DJCAD, the premise of An Action of Words was to provide a live critical space in which observations, reflections and associated ideas could be made publicly legible and collectively explored through text, discussion and other media.
Collaborating with an Event is a continuation of this approach, but instead of operating in tandem to a live event it will now be in relation to an event mediated as a documentary artefact.
Writing in Situ
Brian Dillon, Sally O’Reilly and Jane Rendell
Tuesday 27 March, 6pm
Lecture Theatre 1, RCA
Bruce McLean An interview unlike any other
Thursday 29 March, 2pm
The interviewed conducted by John Dummett, Ajay Hothi & Christina Manning Lebek will include presentations of ideas and material from ‘Collaborating with an Event’.
Lecture Theatre 1, RCA
Collaborating with an Event: Writers in Residence
John Dummett, Ajay Hothi & Christina Manning Lebek
Monday 26 March, 1pm - 5pm
Tuesday 27 March, 11am - 4pm. Open discussion 1pm-2pm
Wednesday 28 March, 11am - 4pm. Open discussion 1pm-2pm
Thursday 29 March, 11am - 1pm
Hockney Gallery, Stevens Building, RCA