Helen Kaplinsky is a freelance curator will be giving a talk about her work through the tradition of collage. Using 'the collage' as a symbol of the subjectivity of the artist, the artist will trace the development of her practice though this frame.
...Approaches to an Ursonata
Doors after Helen Kaplinsky's Say Something Talk at 6pm
In the second of the 10 layers series celebrating the 10 years of Islington Mill a group of 10 artists and students from around Salford have combined forces under the watchful guidance of Helmut Lenke to create in close or far relation 4 appropriatly collaged responses to the Ursonata, made famous by Kurt Schwitters. This is in keeping with Islington Mill's connection to the MERZMAN project which is taking place across the North West, heralding the works of Kurt Schwitters.
The sonata consists of a written organization of phonetics, with notations in German. No notes, tempi, or formal dynamics are given, allowing the performer a bit of freedom. Schwitters once said of the Ursonata: "As with any other reading, correct reading requires the use of imagination. The reader himself has to work seriously to become a genuine reader. Thus, it is work rather than questions or mindless criticism which will improve the reader's receptive capacities...Listening to the sonata is better than reading it. This is why I like to perform my sonata in
Collage as a symbol of subjectivity
Thursday, March 10 at 6pm
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