Still Points : Moving World
A Performance Writing Exhibition
Fringe Arts Bath, Friday 23rd May to Sunday 8th June 2014
The place where a letter or word meets a surface, a mark made, found text, voice heard. These social actions create still points; locales of reference and punctuations in an ever moving world.
The exhibition ‘Still Points: Moving World’, explores our relationship with language, writing, text and the surfaces and/or spaces on which it is inscribed; whether consciously or accidentally. It sets out to explore the interplay and juxtaposition between writing and locale, promote experimentation with a palimpsest of process and consider out how abstract relations can be made between mark making, writing and the social construction of place.
Situated with the field of performance writing, the idea behind ‘Still Point: Moving World’ is to create a setting for an assemblage of art-works that concentrate on intersections between language and place. It encourages submission of work in a variety of media produced specifically through an investigation into the concept of the still point as it is defined in a moving world.
Of its own accord, the exhibition engages with language and how it defines the still point. It addresses a redefinition of the meaning of mark making and the context in which it is situated, shifting the perspective of the work and engaging with the agency of language. Consequently, the exhibition considers writing and mark making as a strategy for shifting the way in which we think about language and the places in which language is inscribed / found.
‘At the still point, there the dance is’
T. S. Eliot, Burnt Norton