Thursday 4 August 2022, 8pm
‘Feature’ is an event series inviting interactions between the worlds of art, poetry, and performance. This second edition welcomes Elizabeth Price, Nisha Ramayya, Holly Pester, and Time is Away.
Elizabeth Price was born in Bradford in 1966 and lives and works in London. Often beginning with research into archives and museum collections, Price creates short videos that explore the social and political histories of artefacts, architectures, and documents.
In 2012, she was awarded the Turner Prize for her video installation THE WOOLWORTHS CHOIR OF 1979. In 2013, she won the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award with the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology. She has exhibited in group exhibitions internationally, and has had solo exhibitions at Tate Britain, UK; Chicago Institute of Art, USA; Julia Stoschek Foundation, Düsseldorf; The Baltic, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA; The Whitworth, Manchester, UK.
Nisha Ramayya grew up in Glasgow and now lives in London. Her poetry collection States of the Body Produced by Love (2019) is published by Ignota Books. Her second collection will be published by Granta in 2024. Tentatively called Now Let’s Take a Listening Walk, it hazards a musical journey through history, myth, and sci fi. Nisha teaches Creative Writing at Queen Mary University of London.
Holly Pester is a poet, writer and academic. She has worked in sound art and performance, with BBC Radio, Women’s Art Library and Wellcome Collection. Her collection of experimental fiction, Go to reception and ask for Sara in red felt tip, is out with Book Works (2015), her album of collaborative sound poetry and lullabies, Common Rest, is out with Prototype (2016) and her book of poetry, Comic Timing is out with Granta (2021). Pester's debut novel, The Lodgers, is out in 2024.
Time is Away is Jack Rollo and Elaine Tierney, two visionary storytellers who map personal, poetic and sometimes playful dérives through the histories of their imagination. The voice is an instrument, a letter from home, the colour of pomegranates. Over the better half of a decade, they have made tender and heartfelt transmissions through countless mixes, sound works, live appearances and radio. Exploring themes of memory, persistence and resistance using an assemblage of source material, the duo’s unique mode of storytelling has culminated in Ballads, their first officially licensed compilation, due for release in October 2022.