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12: A collective of women writers
13th September 2020 | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Do join us for the launch of a collection of newly-commissioned poems written by 12 and performed and recorded at CAMPLE LINE in late August in response to Helen Mirra’s exhibition Acts for placing woollen and linen.
Our director Tina Fiske will introduce the collection of new poems and their performance at CAMPLE LINE, which will be followed by a communal viewing of the recorded performance.
Taking the seven alternating stripes of the weavings themselves as a starting point, the collection of seven-line poems written by Tessa Berring, Lynn Davidson, Marjorie Lotfi Gill, Jane Goldman and JL Williams also incorporate responses to one another’s writing, which echo the very nature of the exhibition – an undertaking that is at once collective and individual:
Hang my life on a wall, woman, and break it
into seven parts. Give each stripe a hand to tell
its story as a loveline, a lifeline across the palm –
it’s never a perfect square, though the eye will want
it so, correct it. Leave the edges ragged raw,
a tide line of hours, the evidence of plumbing depth.
Even the shadows show where the light won’t go.
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