WHAT MATTER | performance

A new performance on themes of work, resistance and an embarrassed longing for things soft.

Filmed at Kings Place, October 7 2016. Duration 16’25”.

Commissioned by Hubbub as part of its exploration of rest and its opposites, a research project hosted by the Hub at Wellcome Collection.

It made me want to tie things together, things from my house.

Weisslich vol. 9 | London and Manchester, 13-14/01/17

Image credit: Dimitri Djuric, 2017.

WEISSLICH Vol. 9 featured two evenings of brand new experimental music and performance by some really good musicians from the US and UK. Events took place in Manchester (The Wonder Inn) and London (STYX) featuring:

Read Louis d’Heudieres’ essay on the collaboration between Antonia and myself here.

plots and improvised doorways | printroom, rotterdam, 18/02/17

Holly Pester and Emma Bennett and PrintRoom present afternoon of willful tales linking archive fragments, body parts and furniture.

From 5 – 8 pm at PrintRoom, Rotterdam.

 

Performance afternoon staged alongside our work as guest tutors at “Speech Commands”, a writing programme at Piet Zwart, hosted by Kate Briggs and Steve Rushton.

Excellent Moth Eat Poetry | Word Gulch | Curve Gallery, Barbican | 24/11/16

Emma has big bathtubs as eyes. Holly makes bikini bread. The Basset Hound is coming along. Excellent Moth Eats Poetry makes sites of flourishing rackets and companionship. It performs friendship as a co-hallucinatory technology, realised in shared images, intuitions, jokes and ventriloquisms.

A play with statues by Holly Pester and Emma Bennett.

Presented a Word Gulch, a night of performances with Sian Robinson Davies, Mr. Ferris, Reet Maff’l and hosted by Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau.

Part of Bedwyr Williams: The Gulch.

WE ARE | Voices of Urgency at FIAC | Paris | 22/10/15

WE ARE | a short play by Holly Pester and Emma Bennett

Introduced by the inimitable Alex Cecchetti. Followed by a reading from the wonderful Dorothea Lasky.

Filmed at the Chapelle des Petits-Augustins at the Beaux-Arts de Paris, 22nd October 2015 for Voices of Urgency, a cycle of seminars and discussions relating to poetry and the social sciences. Presented by FIAC, in association with the École nationale supérieur des beaux-arts de Paris and the Maison de la Poésie. Devised and orchestrated by Alex Cecchetti, Voices of Urgency invites the public to four events where poetry lies at the heart of the discussion, in direct confrontation with art and other forms of contemporary thought.

For this night, we were asked to talk and write around the phrase ‘we are’, so we wrote a short play about ethics, comedy and female friendship.