Thursday 29th August 2012, 7.45pm
Visual Research Centre, Dundee. Part of the inaugural Print Festival Scotland.
This reading performance is a poetic survey of groves, glades & woods, drawing on field-trips from recent journey projects by Alec Finlay, including the road north, Out of Books, and bow down, surveying such notable woods as the Druidic oakwood of Sron Daraich, Sleat, the ritual plantings on Isle Maree, the oilfields of Duke’s Wood, and Bonnington Woodland.
The event is a launch for a recent suite of 4 poem-prints, ‘SING/WILD/KIND/WOOD’, published by Modern Empire; the prints were proposals for a permanent work of civic art, now installed as text painted onto nest-boxes, in 2 red oak trees, in Victoria Gardens, Leeds. The artwork is accompanied by field-recordings of 10 birds, disseminated by QR-code, creating a contemporary urban grove.
This is a free event and no booking is necessary.
Alec Finlay is an internationally recognised artist whose work crosses over a range of media and forms, from poetry, sculpture and collage, to audio-visual, neon and new technologies.