Methods and forms of writing in relation to artistic practices - course
This course is aimed at you who are an artist, dancer and/or choreographer, and who wants to develop an independent writing practice alongside your artistic practice.
‘Beneath memory and experience, beneath imagination and invention, beneath words, there are rhythms to which memory and imagination and words all move.’ Ursula K Le Guin, The Wave in the Mind (2004)
The aim of the course is to nurture and develop independent writing practices in relation to artistic practice.
This interdisciplinary course aims to cultivate independent reading and writing practices amongst you with different artistic backgrounds.
The main format of the course will be workshops, seminars and lectures in which you are introduced to different forms and methods of writing.
You will be given time to experiment with these formats and will give feedback on each other’s texts.
Focus in the course will be on the letter form, speech writing, auto-fiction, the essay and different forms of performative writing methods.
Main teacher of the course is Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris and co-teacher Nina Øverli. About the teachers:
Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris is a Swedish/Australian curator and lecturer with expertise in the politics and poetics of eco-aesthetics. She lectures at Stockholm University and Sydney University and is a doctoral candidate at UNSW Sydney, where she developed the curatorial theory for art and water in the climate crisis entitled the Hydrocene.
Nina Øverli is a Norwegian curator and writer based in Stockholm. She teaches at the MA Curating Art, Stockholm University, and her work is focused on performativity and art as participatory social practice. Recent curatorial projects includeTio dagars festivalandManifesterad Manifestkonstat Weld, Stockholm. She holds an MA in Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths University of London.
Alongside guest lectures, you will read, discuss and respond to texts by thinkers, writers and artists such as Ursula K. Le Guin, Audre Lorde, Toni Morrison, Virgina Woolf and many more.
The picture portraits the author Ursula K. Le Guin whos texts are part of the course. The photo is taken by Marian Wood Kolisch, by Oregon State University via Wikimedia Commons. The photo is cropped.
Photo: Picture of Ursula K. Le Guin, by Oregon State University via Wikimedia Commons. The photo is cropped.