Now Eat Your Words: Performance Writing Workshop with Sebastian H-W

Thursday 3rd November 2016, 10am-6pm

Venue: Rendall Building, Seminar Room 10, University of Liverpool, L69 7ZQ

In conjunction with Iberian and Latin American Week at the University of Liverpool, and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, engage@liverpool is delighted to announce ‘Eat Your Words’ a workshop on writing for performance with Sebastian H-W, live artist and experimental writer in residence at IBLAS, Iberian and Latin American Studies.

Sebastian invites you to bring your own research enquiries and spend the day being guided through a range of practical exercises and provocations in regards to researching, writing, cooking and presenting/’performing’ the texts, notes and lectures cooked up during the course of the day.

This workshop will offer a broad insight into Sebastian's artistic methodologies in devising new work, which could help a range of academics, researchers, writers and creatives expand their practices, overcome blocks, and rethink their formats of (re)presenting their writing(s) through media, technology, utensils and equipment.

Sebastian is a graduate of Performance Writing founded at Dartington College of Arts and Falmouth University: “‘Performance Writing’ explores the rapid changes taking place within the technologies for producing, circulating and receiving text; a 'turn to writing' within other cultural practices, especially perhaps its integral presence within visual and sonic culture, philosophical preoccupations with the idea of performativity, the (theatrical) performance or visual space, and the changing status of the page” (J. Hall (2013) Essays on Performance Writing etc Vol 1 Shearsman: London).

This workshop will be developed out of Sebastian’s week-long residency exploring the colonial, religious and linguistic influence of chocolate-making in Iberian society and its wider impact in European culture, which will inform his writing and performing of new scripts towards his performance lecture Chokolatul performed as part of the Iberian Week.

A great opportunity for researchers to think about writing in the arts and humanities and social sciences in new ways, details on booking a place can be found below.

Contact Sebastian for more information and if you have any access requirements: // Twitter: @SebastnHW