A walking workshop exploring techniques of place-based writing. We will consider key texts and visual references as departure points, looking at methods such as concrete poetry, psychogeography and frottage as ways of mapping the urban landscape through graphic scores, typography and language. Whist walking through the local area we will consider how acts of mapping and mark-making also imbricate poetry and the performative, inviting participants to explore and envisage techniques of notation between writing and drawing. Through a series of short informal exercises participants will be encouraged to experiment, with a focus on process rather than outcomes. All levels of experience are welcome.
The session will be led by Bella Marrin (Fieldnotes Editor, artist and writer) & Elaine Tam (Fieldnotes Senior Editor, curator and writer).
Refreshments & materials provided.
Fieldnotes is a biannual print journal publishing new writing and artworks with a focus on practices that work between disciplines and against type. The purpose of the journal is to provide a test site for ideas and research; a space for experimental modes and new prototypes. www.fieldnotesjournal.org.uk
Fieldnotes Issue 3 was published in April 2022. This issue, titled ‘I is a crowd’, contains new writing and artwork from CAConrad & George Finlay Ramsay, Charlie Hawksfield, Yvonne, Angus McCrum, Peter Gizzi, McKenzie Wark, Kate Paul, Michelle Williams Gamaker, Georges Bataille & Rachelle Rahmé, Declan Wiffen, Rosa Barba, Travis Jeppesen, Robert Glück & Arnold J Kemp, Cecilia Pavón & Jacob Steinberg, George Lynch and Yuhan Shen. It is available to buy online and in the SLG bookshop.