Site Gallery celebrates the launch of a collaborative artist’s book ‘FLUVIATILE’, created by artist Lindsey Adams and poet Michelene Wandor.
The project ‘Fluviatile’ was initiated whilst Adams was in residence at Site in 2000-2001 and developing an ACE digital arts project ‘Watershadows’. This work progressed into an extensive body of photographic work, which in addition to having been shown in lightboxes and as prints, has been made into three books, published by RGAP. The most recent book, ‘FLUVIATILE Ophelia : the poem’, is structured around sequences of these images which were given to celebrated poet/dramatist/writer Michelene Wandor for her responses, almost as answers to questions posed by the images. Artist and writer, Rebecca Fortnum has written an accompanying essay.
For this event at Site, a presentation of projected images and a reading explore the divisions and intersections between the verbal and the visual, providing a backdrop to multi-layered performances; the images and poems will be reinterpreted by viola da gamba virtuoso Ibi Aziz, with subsequent improvisations by stunning jazz musicians David Wickens and Liam Noble. Underwater sound recordings will create additional layers.Admission free.
There will also be a creative writing workshop at the gallery, given by Michelene Wandor, from 11am – 1pm, the same day. Places on the workshop are £10 and must be booked in advance as space is limited. To book places please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Site reception on 0114 281 2077.
‘Fluviatile’ is published by RGAP and is distributed by Cornerhouse www.cornerhouse.org/books