Join us for this series of short work-in-progress sharings of experimental writing projects from our Writing for Performance course. In this course we have explored how writing performs, not merely describing the world but actively reshaping it, in the way it structures thought, feeling, encounter, and memory.
As writers, we have explored a variety of forms of encounter, including the usual form of text to be spoken by actors who have prepared for this task, but also prompts for unprepared performers, experiences via headphones and other forms of transmission, and multi-layered compositions combining fragments of the world around us. In doing so we have used writing to get below the surface of everyday life in ways that are playful, personal, and political.
Image: 'We Wanted' - LED installation - Tim Etchells 2011. Image courtesy of the artist.