Artist talk at Norwich University of the Arts. This will be followed up by a one-day performance workshop at Wysing Art Centre, Cambridge, for selected students from BA Fine Art.
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/
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
Occasional Residents: Art Writing Workshop and Publication Launch
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.
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.
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).
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.
Tickets £5 (adv) / £7 (door)
Adv tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/420332
Chameleon, Newcastle Chambers 17A Angel Row, City Centre, Nottingham, NG1 6HL
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.
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.
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
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).
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.
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