Talk: movement.language.line.sign

Image Credit: Courtesy Sophia Lyndsay Burns

Spike Island, 133 Cumberland Road, Bristol, BS1 6UX

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Sunday 01 May 2016
Opening Hours: 12-5pm
Booking recommended

What do sign languages have in common with drawing, writing and the space of the page? Tamarin Norwood is joined by British Sign Language interpreter, writer and artist Dr. Kyra Pollitt to consider how the use of space, time and movement in BSL and BSL poetry relates to the processes and products of drawing.

A studio display accompanies this event, and BSL interpreters are present from 1pm.

Following this event, join us for a free BSL interpreted tour of Spike Island Open Studios at 3.30pm (free, no booking necessary).

This event is part of Point Line Time, a drawing research project led by artist and writer Tamarin Norwood as part of her twelve-month residency at Spike Island, Bristol. Throughout her residency, Norwood is working with a network of researchers and practitioners including an animator, a 3D print engineer, a choreographer and a sign language translator to explore the acts of drawing and writing in relation to time and three-dimensional space. She hosts a series of public conversations, presentations and live experiments as she develops a new body of work.

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