Including contributions by Polly Apfelbaum, Abel Auer, Fiona Banner, Kerstin Brätsch, Confraternity of Neoflagellants (Norman James Hogg and Neil Mulholland), David Raymond Conroy / Ghislaine Leung / Cally Spooner / Jesper List Thomsen, Matt Copson, Liu Ding, Gerasimos Floratos, Andy Holden, Anna K.E., Florian Meisenberg, Mike Nelson, Alicia Paz, Alexander James Pollard, Lindsay Seers, Andro Semeiko, Yuko Shiraishi, Amy Sillman, Mark Titchner, Tris Vonna-Michell, Yu-Chen Wang, and Vicky Wright.
Emotionarama presents a range of artists’ ideas that are described in an overtly emotional or demonstrative manner through short pieces of creative writing. Participants were invited to produce a text that defined their imaginative and mental processes whilst creating an artwork. For example, some have chosen to record a method of thinking behind the production of an existing piece, while others discuss a concept for an unmade artwork in a reflective manner, and/or its materiality, texture, colour, shape, size, and content.
Performances of the contributions within Emotionarama will take place within environments in which members of the audience will be free to lie down, relax and close their eyes to imagine through listening. Through this process, it is hoped that potential new collaborators will have an opportunity to engage with the book’s range of creative processes and subsequently realise their own ideas in multiple forms.
Friday 3 – Saturday 4 April, 12:00 – 18:00
Book Reading Installation
Book reading installation Emotionarama is developed by Andro Semeiko in collaboration with actors Dame Siân Phillips and Bill Bingham, writer and BBC Radio broadcaster Zinovy Zinik, and musician Capitol K. The audience will be able to listen to the entire content of the book during these six–hour sessions.
Published by Slimvolume, 2020
Distributed by Cornerhouse Publications
Project Emotionarama stems from Semeiko’s residency at PEER in 2013, where he started to explore the relationship between emotions and artist’s practice, and which led to an exhibition ‘An Artist’s Workshop for Unveiling Emotions’ at BALTIC 39. Emotionarama will also hold a book launch and readings at BALTIC on 9 May 2020.