Archive for the ‘X – Writer in Residence’ Category
Bökship Writer-in-Residence Rebecca Jagoe and Daniella Valz Gen present two new readings.
It was nice, with African cichlids and tiger barbs in it and live plants, it was a beautifully kept fish tank, very clean. I used to like to just sit there and watch them swim around, basically. I used to enjoy the planning and the set-up, the filtration, read about how to keep the nitrate and ammonia down to safe levels and just the whole spectrum of fish-keeping interested me. I once saw some puffer fish in the store. It’s a round fish, and the only ones I ever saw with both eyes in front, like a person’s eyes, and they would come right up to the front of the glass and their eyes would be crystal blue, like a person’s, real cute. It’s a fun hobby. I really enjoyed that fish tank. It’s something I really miss.
The carnelian however, was perfect. It looked like honey, like deep red shiny honey, it was as if it was enclosed in white air, a very thin layer of white air. That’s how it looked against the light. It was shaped like an organ, a liver perhaps, a small crystalline liver. She brought it to her lips, she wanted to feel its temperature, and to check with the tip of her tongue if it in fact was not made of hard honey.
‘Through lecture performance and written pieces, Rebecca Jagoe explores the appropriation of texts and the practical application of the metaphysical to everyday life. Jagoe is co-editor of the art writing journal YFR. Recent Recent shows and performances include ‘Adoption and Divorce’ (HFBK, Hamburg, June 2013), ‘LUPAFETE’ (London, June 2013), and ‘Building Your House on the Edge of a Cliff’ (New Gallery, Peckham, March 2013). Her writing has been published in journals including 2HB, YFR and SALT. .’
Rebecca Jagoe is Writer in Residence for the duration of X Marks the Bokship’s X-Operative exhibition at Wysing Arts Centre.
‘Through lecture performance and written pieces, Rebecca Jagoe explores the appropriation of texts and the practical application of the metaphysical to everyday life. She will be using the residency to explore an ongoing interest in the archaeological interpretation of megalithic structures, the devolution of technology, time capsules, and nuclear waste. She will also use the time to continue an extended work featuring a solitary protagonist preoccupied with routine, structure, and the number 2.
Rebecca Jagoe is co-editor of the art writing journal YFR. Recent Recent shows and performances include ‘Adoption and Divorce’ (HFBK, Hamburg, June 2013), ‘LUPAFETE’ (London, June 2013), and ‘Building Your House on the Edge of a Cliff’ (New Gallery, Peckham, March 2013). Her writing has been published in journals including 2HB, YFR and SALT. .’
David Berridge/ VerySmallKitchen will be writer and reader in residence at X Marks the Bökship from September through December 2011.
David writes: “The residency will be a chance to research and write around the varieties of printed matter at the Bökship, as part of ongoing research into the connections of writing, language and art practice.” “My intention is to offer information about new bookworks and projects, as well as writing a series of essays considering the histories and current constituents of a discipline of art writing, making connections with and across experimental poetry, fiction and essaying.”
“I’ll be using the space and time of the residency to unfold VerySmallKitchen’s STUDIO project. This explores distinctive forms of teaching, learning, and writing that unfold from particular histories and practices of writing.” “Former Studio’s have explored minimalist poetry and a practice derived from Charles Olson’s open field poetics. Now I’m looking to unfold the forms and tactics that emerge from three months at the Bökship.”
“The residency will conclude in December. I’m leaving open for the moment whether this conclusion is a print and/or online publication, talk, workshop or installation. A fluidity between forms characterises a lot of the texts I’ll be looking at, and I want to consider how it might also inform and generate a discourse around them.”