Curated by artists Ruth Beale and Nicole Bachmann, Words to be Spoken Aloud brings together an array of performance, artworks and installations by established and emerging artists that explores the relationship between text and the spoken word.
Among the weekend highlights is Turner Prize nominee Fiona Banner’s new and previously unseen work 1066 (2013), an epic wall based-text to describe the Battle of Hastings. Glasgow based Sue Tompkins performs LL Bedrock (2012), a performance deriving from fragments of language gathered from everyday encounters.
On Saturday afternoon performances by Ruth Beale Performing Key Words (2013) and Anna Barham’s Slick Flection (2012) borrows its structure from the annotation of a tap dance. The tapping shoes resonate with the speech patterns of Barham’s voice creating a synchronised rhythm.
Louise Ashcroft, Nicole Bachmann, Anna Barham, Fionna Banner, Josie Bassett, Stefania Batoeva, Ruth Beale, Aine Belton, Anthony Burrill, Ben Cain, Lucy Condon, Toby Huddlestone, Lucy Kelleher, Isabella Martin, Amelia Newton Whitelaw, Alun Rowlands, Peter Shenai, David Teager-Portman, Sue Tompkins, Margate Writers’ Squad.
The weekend starts with Late Night Live on Friday night, and continues right through to Sunday. Come and explore words as never before in every space of the gallery.
Admission is free