Maria Fusco talk @ Collective, May 11

9 May 2016

Glasgow-based writer and critic Maria Fusco will present a talk at Edinburgh’s Collective space on the evening of May 11.

The event is titled, Excavating Site: How to Write a Repertoire for a Mountain and will cover the research methods and modes of practice Fusco employed for her recent project, ‘Master Rock‘ (2015), which contains a radio show, a book and various other pieces of documentation. Fusco, a researcher at Edinburgh College of Art, looks into how physical forces construct and shape dialects and voices as well the kinds of invisible forces that lie in power stations under and in hollowed out mountains.

Fusco currently coordinates the series, Happy Hypocrite, published by Book Works, most recently inviting Sophia Al Maria to edit the eighth issue, ‘Fresh Hell‘ (2015), which aqnb reviewed earlier this year.

See the Collective event page for more details.**

Monira Al Qadiri. Happy Hypocrite 'Fresh Hell' Issue 8 (2015), ed. Sophia Al-Maria. Courtesy Book Works, London.
Monira Al Qadiri. Happy Hypocrite ‘Fresh Hell’ Issue 8 (2015), ed. Sophia Al-Maria. Courtesy Book Works, London.


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12 August 2012

Aleshea Harris is back to Fringe, although not to the Orlando one, she’s coming to the always summery Edinburgh edition for a 2-week representation of her successful Oddlie @ Venue 13.

The American singer-songwriter and actress who has been performing and writing poetry since she was a child brings Oddlie’s sad story to the Scottish public, that of a journey to herself. The story of an unfortunate young woman who is ignored by everyone and leads a pretty miserable existence.

Everything changes the first time she hears the brash and unapologetic Rope Haired Man, a spoken word poet. His bold assertion that he is nobodys gutta sets Oddlie afire in pursuit of poetry. Oddlie then encounters Sasha, a former poet starlet whose right arm holds an invisible thing, whose body is bent with disease, and whose spunk guides Oddlie from Here to There. But Oddlies most important encounter is the one with herself, the truth of where shes been and where she hopes to go.

A highly recommended piece running until next Saturday. More info this way.

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