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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
10.6.17 – 2.7.17
Sat. – Sun. 12:00 – 18:00
Thursday June 8th, 19:00 – 21:00
Closing Event with live performance:
Sunday July 2nd, 14:00
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
"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."
Images from No Title project exercises, Exercise 4 Shape Pack, Sarah Pierce
More details to follow.
"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/
"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
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.
"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.
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
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
Action Poetry is a series of performance events that consider the poem as an action. Action Poetry will present artists whose practices explore language in expanded forms hoping to remove boundaries between disciplines and discover new possibilities for the voice, writing and performance.
Claire Potter & Mark Greenwood
Thursday 10th March 2016
KIOSK PROJECT SPACE, 41 Fossgate, York
7pm - 8:30pm
Reading and slide projection performance Lads of Aran at Foaming At The Mouth, art/writing event in Dublin, Ireland. Other performers include storyteller Sahand Sahebdivani, artist Emma Haugh, writer Sue Rainsford and artists Eoghan Ryan and Shane McCarthy.
As part of Dorine van Meel's 2014-15 Nina Stewart residency, I will be participating in a publication project 'which brings together a group of peer contributors to explore the ways in which specific use of language and words can create a sense of space, time, class and cultural identity.'
The publication produced in collaboration with Dorine Van Meel, Emma Bennett, Erica Scourti, Jesse Darling, John Archibald-Harrington, Kati Karki and Susanna Davis-Crook, will be launched on May 27th with a performance event.
Participating in a residential retreat led by Pil and Galia Kollectiv, comprising workshops, talks, and other activities using Pil and Galia Kollectiv’s work as a framework to explore interdisciplinary practice.
The selected participants are Barry Dean, Daniel Lichtman, Rachel Pafe, Clare Potter, Dylan Spencer-Davidson and Lauren Velvick.
Along with artist Lily Keal, I will be staging an version of The Figure of The Lad in response to the Recording at The North Wall, recording an exhibition by Joseph Noonan-Ganley and Nina Wakeford.
The Figure of The Lad is a reading performance that positions and investigates The Lad as a figure defined as an exterior. The performance draws on colour theory, ritualised gesture and sportswear to invoke and explore The Lad's surface.
The exhibition _being being read being reading being read and reading beings_ is curated by Nathan Jones and Sam Skinner for Furtherfield gallery, London. It marks the publication of Torque #2: Reading.
For HECKLE performance festival I am writing about the Punch and Pooty show in Russell Holban's Riddley Walker. The text will be published as an event at www.feltacts.com and be available for the duration of the festival.