Join us for a creative afternoon playing with collage and slide projection, and making poetic stage sets for The Waste Land.
Participants will work on a series of slide performances that they can make together or individually, and they will be given an artist publication to work with during the session and then to take home.
This is a workshop for Eliot aficionados and people who have never read the poem alike.
In Summer 2017 artist Tess Denman-Cleaver and local residents used performance-based strategies for rereading, annotating and navigating The Waste Land. They mapped Eliot’s landscapes, built waste land soundscapes, stole gestures from the poem and made fragmentary slide shows. The group present their collective reading and a series of poetic and performance texts in Journeys with 'The Waste Land'. This public workshop is based on the group’s process and shares some of the tools they developed for rereading The Waste Land.
This workshop will offer new ways to navigate T. S. Eliot’s landscapes and the Journeys with ‘The Waste Land’ exhibition. It will involve practical activity with slide projectors, text and audio recordings, and group discussion in a relaxed and supportive environment.
This workshop is part of a body of work created through a Turner Contemporary workshop programme lead by artist Tess Denman-Cleaver. It has been delivered in partnership with The Richmond Fellowship and the Kent and Medway NHS Partnership Trust, and supported by Porchlight’s Live Well Innovation Fund. Workshop group members include Chris Bradley, Jemma Channing, Des Cordery, Ange Fox, Claire Garrard and Ron Harbridge. With thanks to everyone else who contributed along the way.