In conversation w Jenny Hval
Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

In conversation w Jenny Hval

In conversation, Jenny Hval explores the world of her debut novel – a heady and hyper-sensual portrayal of sexual awakening and queer desire. She will be in coversation with Merseyside artist and writer Claire Potter, who works across performance, publication, installation and film to address modes of reading, speaking and writing.

http://www.thebluecoat.org.uk/events/view/events/3881

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25 Years of Chocolate Monk
Jul
22
4:00 PM16:00

25 Years of Chocolate Monk

Performing at this Cafe OTO weekender celebrating 25 years of Chocolate Monk. 

https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/events/chocolate-monk-two-day-residency/

"Chocolate Monk celebrates its 25th year by asking you to come along and unravel the knot inside your head over two evenings of sound and chunder crunk."

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Released! I am come from a place
Jul
21
to Aug 25

Released! I am come from a place

New audio release, I am come from a place, by me and Bridget Hayden, coming soon on Fort Evil Fruit. 

"The second release from this duo, following 2015's acclaimed Mother To No Swimming Laughing Child. This is a more closely collaborative work, with more considered sonics, and a broader emotional and thematic range. Both artists contribute text to Side A (see inlay for details), and these vocals are delivered against guitar and the murky Clef synth last heard on Hayden's Incantations from Yin Valley. New readings of Potter's previously published work are set to piano for Side B, which includes a track previously recorded as an online exclusive for The Wire. 
 
Unsettling, funny and poignant by turns, and often startling in its veracity.

- FortEvilFruit"

 

 

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Conference
Jun
6
10:00 AM10:00

Conference

Speaking about my practice and research at Sunderland and Northumbria AHRC Centre for Doctoral Training Student conference on Wednesday 6th June 2018.

"The day's conference will be centred on considering how practitioners from various Art and Design disciplines are engaged with the notion of Thinking in Practice, specifically through considering making/doing/practice/action in relation to contemporary critical theory, philosophy and modes of knowledge production. We will be inviting speakers from a range of disciplines and discourses including design, performance, philosophy, queer theory, writing, and contemporary art.

This is student led and organised between the two universities and is a conference for practice-based PhD research in Art and Design with the intent to provide a dynamic forum in which to explore the commonality and distinctiveness of art and design research."

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Playhouse (Creep) at ChelseaSPACE
May
11
6:30 PM18:30

Playhouse (Creep) at ChelseaSPACE

11 May 2018

6.30pm to 8.30pm

This is a free event in the gallery of Chelsea Space and has limited capacity. Booking is essential, please complete the form below. If you can no longer make it, please cancel your booking or email info@chelseaspace.org

Claire Potter will present Playhouse (Creep), a restricted reading performance that activates the their sculptural text installation, Playhouse, as part of the exhibition ORGASMIC STREAMING   ORGANIC GARDENING   ELECTROCULTURE.

Potter’s text draws on the cumulative effects of monitoring and the hours spent with one’s senses keenly attuned to the lives of others. Bound up with the materials presented with the installation and performance are those affects, and the labour of intensive listening. The structural binding of bodies — in the most literal sense — of back-to-back housing, provides the framework for narrative fragments that centre on the daily activities of a group of individuals. Aspects of their lives and their material conditions are gradually exposed while the circumstances of the narrator’s position as the compiler of the text is circumscribed by a series of tasks, implemented by the reader themself.

These tasks by turn, impede or restrict Potter’s voicing of the narrative — the imposition implies a failure, not from want of trying, but that in circumstances of confusion or isolation, the body withholds or curtails speech. The material stoppages of the installation — opaque protective plastic dust-sheets, frosted plastic to adhere to glass — also combine to promote obscurity, provoking the question about interpretation, what has been said versus what is heard under the strained conditions of physical separation, and desire for connection.

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This event and the exhibition at Chelsea Space is supported by Arts Council England, Chelsea College of Arts and Chelsea Arts Club Trust
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Image: Claire Potter, documentation of the installation Playhouse (2018).

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ORGASMIC STREAMING   ORGANIC GARDENING ELECTROCULTURE
Apr
25
to May 25

ORGASMIC STREAMING ORGANIC GARDENING ELECTROCULTURE

http://chelseaspace.org/archive/orgasmic-streaming-info.html

ORGASMIC STREAMING   ORGANIC GARDENING
ELECTROCULTURE

Beatrice Gibson, Alison Knowles, Ghislaine Leung, Annea Lockwood, Claire Potter, Charlotte Prodger, Carolee Schneemann, Tai Shani, Mieko Shiomi

25 April – 25 May 2018

ORGASMIC STREAMING   ORGANIC GARDENING   ELECTROCULTURE is a group exhibition looking at practices that emerge between text and performance, the page and the body, combining a display and events programme of historical and contemporary works. Newly commissioned and existing works will intersect with an array of archival material located in Carolee Schneemann's Parts of a Body House [1968-1972], from which the exhibition title derives, and Alison Knowles and Annea Lockwood's score anthology Womens Work [1975-8]. ORGASMIC STREAMING ORGANIC GARDENING ELECTROCULTURE seeks an alternative framework to look at the influence of conceptual procedures as well as experimental writing within contemporary feminist performance practices across visual art, sound and text. The exhibition seeks to highlight these significant trans-historical sensibilities, whilst acknowledging their disjuncts. Each artist brings a particular method, procedure or interrogation to the act of writing or performing text, blurring descriptions such as text, score, work, performance, version and iteration.

ORGASMIC STREAMING   ORGANIC GARDENING   ELECTROCULTURE's exhibition display is accompanied by a day of live performance, a workshop, a publication and an affiliated symposium to take place in May 2018. Curated by Karen Di Franco and Irene Revell.

 

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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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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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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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