Open Reading Richard Taylor

Open Reading, Event and Performance with artist and writer Richard Taylor

23 May 2015, 2–6pm

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Bill Scott Sculpture Centre, 21 Hawthornvale, Edinburgh

To mark the end of his Research Residency in Art Writing at Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) and Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop (ESW), artist and writer, Richard Taylor, is holding an ‘open reading’.

The event will provide a critical space for art writers to rehearse their work by reading to an audience, allowing them to gain feedback on ideas and a forum in which to edit work through speech and discussion in a live setting.

Introduced by Maria Fusco, a Chancellor’s Fellow at ECA, the Reading will involve students who attended Taylor’s workshops on writing, editing and reading at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop in April 2015.

Other readers have been invited from Claire Walsh’s ‘Edit-While-U-Wait’ workshop, which was first held during the Masters Festival at ECA in August 2014 and was reprised at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop in April 2015.

To conclude the event, Taylor will present ‘blue farm, roundhouse, hlâw’, a performance developed during his residency, which uses voice and interval-timed projection to distort notions of etymology (the origin of words and their historical development) amongst an indexing of text written for collected images and photographed observations.

Further readings of work, either by the author or a nominated performer, are welcome. To register interest as a reader for the event, and for more information, email Richard directly on before Tuesday 12th May – limited slots are available and submissions will be taken on a first come first served basis.

If you would like to come along and be in the audience, you are very welcome to just turn up on the day.