Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Hand to hand

Alice Yard / documenta fifteen

Three activations and a reading by four writers
Saturday 16 July, 2022 / from 6 pm TT time at Granderson Lab, Belmont

 Marlon Griffith’s
Score for a Procession activated at WH22, Kassel

The Book of the Ten Thousand Things, a project by documenta fifteen participants La Intermundial Holobiente, is a polyphonic publication written and edited by fourteen writers and artists from Argentina “to imagine and give shape to a posthuman, non-anthropocentric world where anything and everything is taken into account.” Audience members are invited to explore and interact with the book “as an open archive.”

Score for a Procession is a participatory drawing project conceived by artist Marlon Griffith, connecting people across time and space through the shared phenomenon of a heartbeat.

Carter Drawings, instigated by Nicholas Laughlin, invites participants to enter a poem by the late Martin Carter by transcribing its lines in their own handwriting, creating a tangible archive of “readings” of the poem that are also literal re-writings.

These three projects, linked by a process of hands-on engagement, will be activated at Granderson Lab on the evening of Saturday 16 July, and the results will later travel to Kassel, Germany, to be presented as part of Alice Yard’s participation in documenta fifteen.

On that evening we will also host an informal, intimate reading by four T&T-born writers: Katherine Agyemaa Agard (of colour), Desiree C. Bailey (What Noise Against the Cane), Arielle John (Containing in Itself All Sweetness), and Shivanee Ramlochan (Everyone Knows I Am a Haunting), produced in collaboration with Novel Niche and the Bocas Lit Fest.

All are invited. Audience members are asked to wear face masks and follow COVID-19 safety protocols.

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