Reference Readings: Art, Text and Trees-(James Joyce: Finnegans Wake – Anna Livia Plurabelle)-(J.W.v. Goethe: Elective Affinities)-(Samuel Beckett: Waiting for Godot)-(Michael Hamburger: For Ted Hughes)-(Simon Morris: Reading as Art) -(Georg Büchner: Lenz)in collaboration with Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes2012, Fuji Crystal Archive paper pinhole exposed for duration of reading, pinned with single audio channel, looped mp3, approx 220 x 127 cm, each of the six works is unique

Peter Richards, Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes

    Research output: Non-textual formArtefact

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    Peter Richards planned a series of works (six in total) involving pinhole photographs, where a text that would be read and present as audio track would determine the length of exposure of the photographic paper. Having collaborated on the "Convergence: Literary Art Exhibitions" show 9Summer 2011, Golden Thread Gallery Belfast, where Peter is the Director), he asked me to select, read and stage the texts. I also chose clothing appropriate to each text.As the title of the current exhibition is "An Elective Family Tree", the texts chosen all have trees as their subject and sometimes the reading artist as a subject. They belong to different genres of text (novel, stage directions, visual artwork, poem) and were all subject of or are the outcome of artists' interest in reading. In this way, dense connections arise, an elective family tree is established.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationBelfast
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Aug 2012
    EventAn Elective Family Tree - The Naughton Gallery / Queen's University Belfast
    Duration: 30 Aug 20127 Oct 2012



    • Artistic collaboration
    • Visual art and literature
    • pinhole photography
    • elective affinities
    • Samuel Beckett
    • James Joyce
    • Michael Hamburger
    • Georg Buchner
    • Simon Morris
    • J.W.v.Goethe

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