Calico at In The Reading Room of Hell, Venice
Feb
24
3:00 PM15:00

Calico at In The Reading Room of Hell, Venice

Reading performance of, Calico, at the opening of, In The Reading Room of Hell, A+A gallery, Venice, 24.2 — 13.5 18

Works by Eileen Agar | Jean-Marie Appriou | Ben Clement | Alastair Mackinven | Agnes Moraux | Julian Nguyen | Henrik Olesen | Claire  Potter | Patrick Procktor | Luis Roque | Simon Thompson | Elaine Cameron | Weir amongst others.

NOVEL is an itinerant curatorial platform devised by Alun Rowlands and Matt Williams that draws together artists writing, texts and poetry that oscillate between modes of fiction and criticism. A cacophony of voices, that is the primary condition of writing, seek to break the habitual methods of representation and productions of subjectivity.

More at: http://aplusa.it/exhibitions/comming-soon/

And, http://www.novelnovelnovel.org

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Artist talk, London
Mar
7
4:30 PM16:30

Artist talk, London

Artist talk along with poet Jacqueline Saphra as part of Writing Photographs, a series of research lectures programmed by Beverley Carruthers and Wiebke Leister for BA and MA Photography, London College of Communication. 

More on Writing Photographs at: https://shutterhub.org.uk/blog/writing-photographs-lecture-series-at-london-college-of-communication

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Talk and publication launch, Hull
Feb
17
3:00 PM15:00

Talk and publication launch, Hull

Occasional Residents: Art Writing Workshop and Publication Launch

Saturday 17 February 2018, Humber Street Gallery, Hull. Workshop 3-5pm (ticketed), Launch 5-6pm. Facebook event here.

Corridor8 and Humber Street Gallery invite you to this discursive event, which will include presentations by artist-writer Claire Potter, art writer Jamie Sutcliffe and Humber Street Gallery’s writer-in-residence, Devon Forrester-Jones. These will be followed by questions and discussion around Corridor8’s most recent residency and ways that art writing can respond critically and creatively to city-wide events. 

This will be followed by the launch of Occasional Residents, the third instalment of Corridor8’s main residency programme, commissioned in partnership with Humber Street Gallery as part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017. Developed in response to Humber Street Gallery’s exhibitions and the wider City of Culture programme of events, this limited-edition publication includes contributions by Devon Forrester-Jones, Claire Potter, Rebecca Senior and Jamie Sutcliffe. Produced in collaboration with the multidisciplinary design collective, dust, each copy contains an artist insert by Lee Karen Stow.

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Talk, Leeds
Feb
7
3:00 PM15:00

Talk, Leeds

Circles of Recognition, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

This afternoon event at the Henry Moore Institute is a collaborative investigation organised through Leeds Arts University, Leeds Beckett University and University of Leeds. Nearly one hundred years after Henry Moore studied in Leeds with the help of an ex-serviceman's grant, this event looks at what it means to pursue a creative practice today and what structures of support exist in Leeds for early and mid-career artists.

The afternoon will consist of discussions and performances delivered by artists, academics and curators selected by the three universities.

Participants include:

Alan Dunn (Leeds Beckett University), Alex Farrar (independent), Sheila Gaffney (Leeds Arts University), Marion Harrison (Leeds Beckett University), Jill McKnight (independent), Nocturne* (Leeds-based crit group), Harold Offeh (independent), Hardeep Pandhal (independent), Claire Potter (Liverpool John Moores University), David Steans (Leeds Arts University), Peter Suchin (independent), Paulette Terry Brien (The Grundy Art Gallery, The International 3), Nick Thurston (University of Leeds).

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Interviewed for TOR FM
Jan
22
2:30 PM14:30

Interviewed for TOR FM

One-hour interview with Sophie Cooper for TOR FM.

Talking about my work, performance, music, writing, and dementia. Two full-length readings from me, a track from my and Bridget Hayden's 2015 tape, an excerpt of Nathan Walker, and finish with Jon Collin. 

TOR FM: Self-help for alien abductees. Welcome to Todmorden. || http://sophiecoopermusic.com/ || @sofiesea || Broadcast on 22nd January 2018 at CAMP || http://listen.camp

#experimental#psychedelics#artists#cross-cultural#folk

https://www.mixcloud.com/camp_fr/tor-fm-22nd-january-2018/

 

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Performing at IKLECTIK, London
Nov
4
2:30 PM14:30

Performing at IKLECTIK, London

Performing fledgling work Calico in live collaboration with various musicians. 

Going Along Without a Body: A Comment on the Sound Track Ritual
Sat 4 Nov 4.30-10.30PM | £10
. Organised by Benjamin Owen

Day festival exploring sound and ritual w/ Anne Tallentire, Chris Fite Wassilak, Claire Potter, Residents of Mildmay, Joseph Noonan-Ganley, RATTLE, Mary Hurrell, Libita Clayton, Nicky Hatton, Claire Feeley, David Raymond Conroy, Tom Ward, Fame is the spur, Kit Poulson, Rachael Finney & Cath Roberts (LUME).

Taking B.S. Johnson’s story, House Mother Normal: A Geriatric Comedy (1971) as a framework, Going Along Without a Body brings together eight artists and eight musicians: a continuous soundtrack running throughout this daylong event, with musicians dropping in and out as a backdrop to a loose schedule of performances. The day is loosely organised around a set of open instructions: dining, singing, working, playing, travelling, competing, discussing and being entertained. Among rituals of sound tracking, repetition, influence and coercion, this event seeks to assemble a sonorous body with a dissonant communion of voices.

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RELEASED! Scally Nike Leather Glove Smoke
Oct
1
to Oct 7

RELEASED! Scally Nike Leather Glove Smoke

Two-track tape will be released on Brighton label, Chocolate Monk in 2017.

Featuring live recording of CHAVSCUMBOSS from Colour Out of Space festival 2016, and studio recording of Penmon Point, Penmon — text commissioned by CCA Derry-Londonderry and recorded at Wysing Arts Centre, 2017. 

Cover art by Lisa Cradduck.

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Reading at Peter Barlow's Cigarette
Sep
23
2:00 PM14:00

Reading at Peter Barlow's Cigarette

Reading across three publications, selecting writings that take up the figure of the mechanic. 

Saturday 23rd September
An afternoon of alternative poetries
4.00 – 6.00, Deansgate Waterstones
Free entry, free wine

Sally Barrett, Cathy Butterworth, Calum Gardner, Judith Goldman, Claire Potter

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Performing at SUPERNORMAL
Aug
6
3:00 PM15:00

Performing at SUPERNORMAL

SUPERNORMAL is an experimental festival of arts and music, expanding upon new paradigms of what a festival can be. Independent and uncompromising, it champions multi-faceted, exploratory art and music from the underground, margins and fringes to impart inspiring and engaging encounters beyond the everyday and the expected.

Supernormal 2017 will take place from 4-6 August at Braziers Park, Oxfordshire. Weekend tickets are available here priced at £85, including camping (no extra booking fees to pay).

https://www.supernormalfestival.co.uk/programme

 

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HERETICS radio show
Jul
27
10:30 AM10:30

HERETICS radio show

Bridget Hayden and Claire Potter were this month's special guests on Diana Poliparco's radio show HERETICS. They pieced together a two hour show that includes old and new material produced in collaboration, chatting about writing and a great selection of tracks.


Featuring Bridget Hayden & Claire Potter, Sylvia Plath, Robert Ashley, Throbbing Gristle, Ignatz and more.

https://www.mixcloud.com/quanticaonline/heretics-11-by-diana-policarpo-guest-mix-by-bridget-hayden-and-claire-potter-27072017/

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Performing at Phonica: Six
Jul
17
7:30 PM19:30

Performing at Phonica: Six

Phonica: Six

A selection of exceptional musicians, writers and artists working in a mix of media, playfully challenge the boundaries of word and sound.


Phonica: Six features performances from a host of trailblazing and award-winning Irish and international writers, musicians and artists working in the realms of new and electro-acoustic music, contemporary poetry, installation and audio-visual composition, improvisational writing, telecommunications research and ethno-jazz.


This groundbreaking initiative offers a unique opportunity to experience performances from across Europe and beyond rooted in multiplicity, collaboration and innovation.

 

Phonica is a primarily poetry and music series with an emphasis on multiformity and the experimental. Conceived, programmed and hosted since early 2016 by Christodoulos Makris and Olesya Zdorovetska, Phonica aims to explore compositional and performative ideas and to encourage a melting pot of audiences and artists from across artforms.

Curated and hosted by Christodoulos Makris & Olesya Zdorovetska

Artists: Lina Andonovska, Jessica Foley, IRIDE PROJECT, Claire Potter, Billy Ramsell, Nazgul Shukaeva.

http://smockalley.com/phonica-six/

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Catenary
Jul
2
2:00 PM14:00

Catenary

Coupler, closing event
Sunday July 2nd, 14:00, Xero, Kline & Coma.

Catenary, is a reading performance by Claire Potter with artist Frank Wasser that activates Potter's sculptural text installation, Coupler


Constructed over two floors and incorporating the connecting staircase, Coupler's provisional scaffold structure aligns two stretcher-like platforms on the first and lower floors of the gallery. Face-down on scaffolding mesh stretched across the platforms, are installed site writings made in Barcelona's gothic quarter, and at Gaudi's famously incomplete La Sagrada Familia Basilica. In adopted stress positions, Potter and Wasser will perform the task of reading these texts, comporting around descriptions of architectural form and the aftermath of a violent encounter. 


Doors will be open from 14:00 and Catenary will begin at 14:15.

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Reading at Zarf
Jun
28
7:00 PM19:00

Reading at Zarf

zarf presents:

WORD!EVENT

7pm on Wednesday 12th July

at Wharf Chambers, Wharf Street, Leeds.

Our next event is in just three weeks’ time! Joining us with their Words will be Jow Lindsay Walton and Claire Potter!! DO NOT MISS the chance to see them with us in Leeds. 

Please note we are downstairs again – level access at the rear of the building, and accessible loos through the bar.

We will also have a book table, so come and visit, circulate and peruse… 

See you soon!

ABOUT THE PERFORMERS

Jow Lindsay Walton is the co-editor of Sad Press and Hix Eros. He has written two speculative fiction novels, Invocation and Alice Shrugged, and his most recent poetry pamphlet is Ten Laws. He lives in Bristol and sometimes goes to other places. Twitter: @jolwalton / @hixeros.

Claire Potter works across performance, publication, installation and film. Influenced by linguistics and performance theory, Potter’s work challenges received definitions of reading, writing, and speaking, to reconsider what it is to ‘articulate’. Thematically their practice is centred on the temporalities of traumatic experience, and it is through this rubric that they approach socially and politically orientated subjects such as adolescence and gender-based violence. Recent and forthcoming writing includes: How does it feel when you put it on? OAR journal, Oxford University Press; Inside an explosion is calm, Cesura/Assecco journal, London; Penmon Point, Penmon, in No Title, CCA Derry-Londonderry; Lads of Aran, in The Body that Remains, Punctum, New York; and, White hot, very, very, Ma Bibiloteque, France. Potter is from Merseyside and is currently based in Yorkshire.

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Coupler
Jun
8
to Jul 2

Coupler

Coupler is solo exhibition of new writing and sculpture opening at Xero Kline and Coma in London next month. The work was commissioned by Wysing Arts Centre and developed during the Polyphonic residency I recently completed there. 

http://www.xero-kline-coma.com/archive/ClairePotter/ClairePotter.html

Exhibition open:
10.6.17 – 2.7.17
Sat. – Sun. 12:00 – 18:00

Private view:
Thursday June 8th, 19:00 – 21:00

Closing Event with live performance:
Sunday July 2nd, 14:00

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Touching at Mene Mene Tekel Parsin
May
20
to Jul 9

Touching at Mene Mene Tekel Parsin

Mene Mene Tekel Parsin cur. Jesse Darling and Wysing Arts Centre, brings together works by international artists working across a variety of disciplines, who employ words and language to illuminate and obfuscate, fully cogent of the propagandist deployment of slogans and the seductively tall tales of advertising copy. 

The artists are Sarah Boulton, Stanley Brouwn, Jesse Darling, Gordon Hall, Evan Ifekoya, Sulaïman Majali, Imran Perretta, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Özgür Kar, Claire Potter, Rosa Johan Uddoh, Hannah Weiner and Constantina Zavitsanos.

More at: http://www.wysingartscentre.org/whats_on/exhibitions/mene_mene_tekel_parsin

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Commission for 'No Title'
May
1
10:00 AM10:00

Commission for 'No Title'

"CCA is pleased to announce that Mason Leaver-Yap, Claire Potter, Karl Holmqvist and Jacob Wren have been commissioned to contribute texts for ‘No Title’, CCA’s ongoing public project with Sarah Pierce. ‘No Title’ is centred around Pierce’s interest in dementia, taking a creative and critical approach to ‘the community of dementia’ that departs from the typical artistic approaches of the therapeutic or diagnostic. The project continues the artist’s ongoing interests in narrative, collective memory, and constructions of community."

http://cca-derry-londonderry.org/news/karl-holmqvist-mason-leaver-yap-claire-potter-and-jacob-wren-commissions-announced/

Images from No Title project exercises, Exercise 4 Shape Pack, Sarah Pierce

More details to follow. 

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Curator's Choice Exhibition
Apr
9
to Apr 30

Curator's Choice Exhibition

"Curator’s Choice series will include exploration on the practicalities of curating in dialogue with alumnus Joe Hancock, systems of memory with former Library Interventions artist Claire Potter, and narrative excess in the shape of a figurative carousel by Marcelle Hanselaar."

Cur. Catriona McAra for Leeds College of Art.

More details: http://www.leeds-art.ac.uk/life-in-leeds/art-and-culture/exhibitions-at-leeds-college-of-art/

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Wysing Residency
Mar
20
to May 15

Wysing Residency

"Pallavi Paul, Claire Potter and Raju Rage join us for our first set of residencies in 2017. The three artists work across film, video, performance, publishing, education and activism and as part of their residencies will be contributing to events and study days."

Spring artist residency, part of the Polyphonic programme at Wysing Arts Centre. 

More info: http://www.wysingartscentre.org/whats_on/residencies/spring_residencies

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Touching
Nov
25
to Nov 27

Touching

Performing Touching (2016) and delivering workshop on traumatic writing at Smargniture.

A project by Daniela Cascella and Natasha Soobramanien

Lydgalleriet, Bergen, 26/27 November 2016

Smarginature is a two-day series of events, aimed at readers, writers, listeners, vocalists, translators, artists and anyone else interested in exploring the ways in which language, or languages—written, spoken, or overheard—can elude definition and trespass boundaries.

http://www.lydgalleriet.no/?p=1706

 

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CHAVSCUMBOSS
Nov
18
to Nov 20

CHAVSCUMBOSS

Reading CHAVSCUMBOSS at Colour Out Of Space festival Brighton, 2016

SATURDAY 19th NOVEMBER - DAYTIMEOne Church, Saturday, 2.30pm - 5.30pm
Fylkingen Panel With Fabio + Michael Barthell + Claire Potter + Langley & Murphy

http://www.colouroutofspace.org/

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The Disembodied Voice launch
Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

The Disembodied Voice launch

"The Disembodied Voice and the Cassette Tape which includes artworks by, Maia Conran, Patrick Coyle, Karen Di Franco, Tom Goddard, Kihlberg & Henry, Francesco Pedraglio, Holly Pester and Claire Potter."

Part of Maia Conran residency at Cardiff Contemporary 2016.

http://www.kingsgateworkshops.org.uk/single-post/2016/11/14/Maia-Conran-The-Disembodied-Voice-and-the-Cassette-Tape-with-a-presentation-on-The-Unbook-Prize-at-Cardiff-Contemporary-2016

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I am come from a place
Oct
29
6:00 PM18:00

I am come from a place

SUBVEILLANCE PRESENTS REFLECTIONS ON ‘THE END’ FOLLOWED BY BRIDGET HAYDEN AND CLAIRE POTTER

CONCERT / SATURDAY 29TH OCTOBER, 19:00 / £5.00

Gallery II, University of Bradford and M@BU - Music at Bradford University presents as an off site event for the exhibition curated by Helen Kaplinsky Subveillance: 50 years of the University of Bradford from below

http://www.wearefuse.co/project/152/subveillance-presents-reflections-on-the-end-followed-by-bridget-hayden-and-claire-potter/

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Cast Metal Nut
Jun
28
to Sep 20

Cast Metal Nut

Cast Metal Nut is a new performance video commissioned for Overlay, a group show curated by Jeremy Milliar for White Rainbow gallery London, feat. Cathy Haynes, Nancy Holt, Hannah Lees, Zoe Paul and myself. 

28 June – 20 September 2016

http://white-rainbow.co.uk/exhibition/current/

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