some sixty odd pages

With A Penny Spinning come to an end, I've compiled the sixty odd pages of notes into the PDFs below. Thank you again to all of the very wonderful participants, and of course to TBG+S who so kindly hosted the programme. Sue Textuality & Inscriptive Procedures Erasure & Encounter Conceptual Writing The Psychological Sentence Poetic Methodologies & Ideological Intervention Criticality & Recognising The Knock

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Criticality & Recognising The Knock: March 16th, 6pm

A Penny Spinning is a reading group for conceptual and art writing, taking place at TBG+S as part of the Studio 6 Open Programme. This seminar will assess how the previous topics might be implemented toward critical gestures and activities. In addition, we will consider how different genres operate in the production of textual spaces, and how these spaces might be employed in instigating criticality around contemporary art. Relevant practitioners include Maria Fusco, a Belfast-born writer based in Scotland. Previously Director of Art Writing at Goldsmiths, she is currently a reader at Edinburgh College of Art. A writer of fiction, critical and theoretical texts, she also edits publications. Her most recent book is With A Bao A Qu Reading When Attitudes Become Form. Questions to consider: Can art be written in, as well as around? How can elements leading to the converging of genres, art forms and media be related to the animating force in a text? Or, how can textual action be employed toward critical thinking?   Recommended reading: Roland Barthes - The Pleasure Of The Text ..by Maria Fusco: Three Stories - 2HB vol. 19 Start The Revolution Without Me Glasgow International, 2014 - Frieze  Say Who I Am Or a Broad Private Wink Image: Issue 2 of The Happy Hypocrite Notes From Criticality & Recognising The Knock

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Poetic Methodologies & Ideological Intervention: February 16th, 6pm

With many experimental or hybrid writing practices purporting to challenge and reconfigure notions of identity, this session will consider how textual encounters can facilitate intervention into - and permit escape from - submissive or abject subjectivities. Relevant practitioners include Sadie Plant and Sergio Gonzalez Rodriquez Questions to consider: How can hybrid approaches to the forms of manifesto or testimonial assist in correcting absences of representation? How can the mechanics of writing as a medium serve issues of psychical trauma and fractured temporality? Can the dynamic between space and textual action play a role in culture – e.g. by creatively questioning ideological structures?   Recommended Reading: Caroline Bergvall - Handwriting As A Form Of Protest Caroline Bergvall - Pressure Points Sadie Plant - Zeros + Ones Sergio Gonzalez Rodriguez - The Femicide Machine Notes From Poetic Methodologies & Ideological Intervention

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The Psychological Sentence: January 23rd, 6pm

This session will look at examples from literary fiction to assess how conceptual methods can be combined with other elements, like psychoanalytic theory and feminist critique, in depicting the development and life of the mind. Relevant practitioners include William Faulkner and Dorothy Richardson Some questions to consider: How is it that Faulkner writes ‘beyond’ his characters? How might Rancière’s sentence-image be employed in understanding Faulkner’s textual topography?   As always, it isn't necessary to have read the texts in advance of attending. Time In Faulkner -- Jean-Paul Sartre Sarah Churcwell -- Rereading The Sound And The Fury By William Faulkner T.J.V. Vermeulen -- The Future Of The Image, The Culture Machine February 2010 William Faulkner - The Sound & The Fury Dorothy Richardson - Pointed Roofs  Notes From The Psychological Sentence      

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Conceptual Writing: December 15th, 6pm

Conceptual writing is a ‘genre’ of writing often marked an by impulse toward hybrid and experimental practices. This meeting will focus on Drift by Caroline Bergvall, a project incorporating performance, text, new media installation and collaborative methods. Questions to consider: How do such as terms as literarity and paratextuality function within a writing practice? Is writing more evinced as an intellectual medium within a field such as conceptual writing?   Recommended Reading: Books -- Drift by Caroline Bergvall  I'll Drown My Book; Conceptual Writing by Women - Bergvall, Browne, Carmody & Place Articles -- Cherry Smyth reviews Drift - ArtMonthly Oct14 David Kaufmann reviews Caroline Bergvall's Drift Sophie Mayer reviews Drift - The F Word A lengthy but very informative introduction to Bergvall's work -- Linda Kinnahan interviews Caroline Bergvall Notes From Conceptual Writing  

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Erasure & Encounter: Nov 17th, 6pm

This session will address decomposition and deconstruction as a literary and visual tool, as well as the role of the palimpsest within art practice and the production of textual artefacts. Relevant practitioners include: Mary Ruefle, Tom Phillips, Yedda Morrison Questions to consider: How might the book or novel come to function as an art object, or as a remnant of endeavour? Is there such a thing as a ‘found poem’? How does the nature of our exchange with the written word alter once it’s been rarefied?   Recommended Reading: Robin Tremblay-McGaw - Yedda Morrison's Darkness Yedda Morrison - Statement Mary Ruefle - On Erasure Mary Ruefle - A Little White Shadow  Tom Phillips - A Humument  A copy of A Little White Shadow and A Humument, two very visual works, will be floating around for perusal on the 17th. Notes From Erasure & Encounter

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Textuality & Inscriptive Procedures: Oct 20th, 6pm

  This session will address the nature of inscription and the ontological status of writing, leading to a discussion of text employed as material medium within a visual arts context where it often produces a space we can enter into and negotiate. Relevant practitioners include: Georges Perec, Mags Harnett, Byronie Reid, Moyra Davey Questions to consider: Can a process of inscription be differentiated from that of writing?  How is writing as gesture and medium employed by visual artists?  How might writing embody processes of memory and erosion? Recommended Reading Moyra Davey: The Problem Of Reading Quinn Latimer: Moyra Davey: Woman Of Letters - from Frieze, May 2012 Chris Kraus: Description Over Plot Sue Rainsford: Inscriptive Thorns: Textuality as Art Working, Writing as Visual Presence  Georges Perec: Species Of Spaces & Other Pieces. This PDF includes majority of the book, but pieces of especial relevance are The Street (46) and The World (77). Notes From Textuality & Inscriptive Procedures

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a reading group for conceptual & art writing

  Taking place in Studio 6 at Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, the aim of this reading group is to explore conceptual and art writing while fostering dialogue between writers, artists and researchers. Open to the public, each session will be tailored with readings and questions to consider in advance of meeting, pursuing such topics as writing as artefact, critical intervention and inscription – both in themselves and in relation to the visual arts.    Textuality & Inscriptive Procedures: Monday, October 20th at 6pm This session will address the nature of inscription and the ontological status of writing, leading to a discussion of text employed as material medium within a visual arts context where it often produces a space we can enter into and negotiate. Relevant practitioners include: Georges Perec, Mags Harnett, Byronie Reid, Moyra Davey Questions to consider: Can a process of inscription be differentiated from that of writing?  How is writing as gesture and medium employed by visual artists?  How might writing embody processes of memory and erosion?   Erasure & Encounter: Monday, November 17th at 6pm This session will address decomposition and deconstruction as a literary tool, as well as the role of the palimpsest within art practice and the production of textual artefacts. Mary Ruefle, Tom Phillips How might the book or novel come to function as an art object, or as a remnant of endeavour? Is there such a thing as a ‘found poem’? How does the nature of our exchange with the written word alter once it’s been rarefied?   Conceptual Writing: Monday, 15th December at 6pm This session will address the topic of conceptual writing, a ‘genre’ of writing often marked an impulse toward new media and performativity. Caroline Bergvall How do such as terms as literarity and paratextuality function within a writing practice? Is writing more evinced as an intellectual medium within a field such as conceptual writing? How does writing in its more traditional forms ... Read more »

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