14 May 10.30am – 2pm
Our last word games workshop with Anthony Schrag was lots of fun so we’ve invited him back for more. Dancer and choreographer Lucy Boyes will be working with Anthony, picking up where we left by adding some playful movement to the games.
For more info or to join the workshop, contact Susan: susan_at_artlinkedinburgh.co.uk
Some great feedback for Ken Cockburn’s Let Loose workshop:
“I must say that I loathed poetry at school. I DETESTED it and this has been completely different. They should have done something like this in school. It would have saved me. Brilliant. I loved this.”
“I really enjoyed today with the excellent introduction to poetry which we were encouraged to play with. You have inspired me to go back and read more poetry.”
In Dunbar’s Close
Ken Cockburn gave some examples of poetry in different forms before we spent the morning musing in Dunbar’s Close, off the Royal Mile – very pleasant and a bit addictive as we didn’t want to stop writing! This Haiku suited the day:
a hill without a name
veiled in morning mist
Read the poems we created in the LET LOOSE POEMS BOOKLET
Read more about Ken and some of his work on the Scottish Poetry Library website.
Greg Sinclair led this workshop and immediately sparked lots of discussion by showing us Nam June Paik’s Solo for Violin ( see below). We started to think if instructions can be artworks, not everyone was convinced but it was a good discussion. Our next workshop is outdoors, away from the electronic notetaker so we’ll be relying on written instructions. I wonder if this workshop will make us think differently about them?
Our next Let Loose workshop on Wednesday 5 March is with musician and performer Greg Sinclair. Greg’s recent work I do do I? followed instructions written by primary school children which were performed at the Arches in Glasgow. There’s a long history of artists writing and exhibiting instructions in galleries, these examples are by Yoko Ono.
Instructions can be poetic or silly; simple or demanding. Sometimes the audience is invited to spend time meditatively with an idea; sometimes materials are provided for an instruction to be carried out.
If you’d like to try some or find out more, the Do It website has instructions by different artists – as you’ll see there are no rules. In Wednesdays workshop, Greg will us help us to develop our own Art by Instruction. The workshop is free and an electronic note taker will be available. To take part or for more information, contact susan_at_artlinkedinburgh.co.uk