Around the Outside #3
A Day of Texts, Readings and Performances
Pt 1: Outcomes of the Writers Program
Eleanor Ivory Weber performing Minor as irritant to enjoyment and Samia Sayed’s installation Remembering to never forget the olives that you fed me.
Eleanor Ivory Weber
What is presented here is part of Eleanor’s ongoing work of Sub Text Labour, which is an approach to writing that is time-based and "sobjective" - post-conceptual, maybe - where playful editing protocols are applied to existing texts, often from theoretical or media sources, to show what is latent in them. A reading-writing with others of uncertain authorship.
Eleanor Ivory Weber are a writer and an editor working in the intersections of contemporary visual arts, performance and poetry. Nor teaches art theory at Erg (école de recherche graphique—école supérieure des arts), Brussels, and is co-director of Divided Publishing. They are currently writers-in-residence at Firstdraft, Sydney.
Remembering to never forget the olives that you fed me is a participatory installation which invites audiences to engage with an offering of written and spoken word that unpacks trans-generational exchanges and resistance against the erasure of non-anglo phonic languages. This work becomes a portal into negotiations of language as a first generation migrant between multiple worlds set against the backdrop of a culture that heralds multiculturalism but denies multilingualism. This work was developed with the support of Mona Sayed and Dj Gemma.
Samia Sayed is a contemporary artist and writer, currently living and working on Darrug and Gadigal land. She works with text, sound and performance and through this explores what she has lived through and witnessed to be forms of resistance within domestic, religious and cultural spheres.
Pt 2: Response to “Before the tonsils stop”
Programmed by exhibition curator Jonno Revanche, the afternoon will feature reflections on the show. Read more about “Before the tonsils stop” here.
2-3pm Readings from Tiffany Tsao and Anuran De Silva
Please be aware that this work includes potentially triggering material: discussion of sexual violence/assault.
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