Site-Writing

Parts Apart Read Together (2019)
  • Linda M Walker | Adelaide, South Australia

  • Brianna Speight, Where the snakes hang, 2019, 73 x 110cm, giclee print. Photograph: Brianna Speight. Brianna Speight, Pearl (after Jefferis), 2019, 63 x 95cm, giclee print. Photograph: Brianna Speight. Brianna Speight, Gust, 2019, 73 x 110cm, giclee print. Photograph: Brianna Speight.
  • This is an essay for a catalogue that accompanied the exhibition titled Body Writing; a solo exhibition of photographic images by Brianna Speight. It was shown at ‘The Floating Goose Studios’, in Adelaide, South Australia, April 5 – 28, 2019


    Biography:

    I’m a writer, artist, curator who lives in regional South Australia. I presently hold an Adjunct position at the University of South Australia, where I taught for many years. My writing has engaged with the contemporary visual arts for almost forty years; I’ve also been published in literary and academic research journals. I co-founded the Electronic Writing Research Ensemble, an online site (ensemble.va.com.au).


    Practices:

    I understood the way I was writing when I first read Marguerite Duras. Before that, I had no reference points. I also discovered the language writers of North America: Nicole Brossard, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Lyn Hejinian, and others. I’m also a fan of Blanchot, Barthes, Derrida, and Jullien (and others). Writing spreads out, sites are endless. 


    Keywords:
    collage, company, compose

    References:

    All writing by Marguerite Duras, Hélène Cixous, Clarice Lispector. 


    Other projects:
  • Parts Apart Read Together (2019)
  • What Remains (2019)
  • 21 Orientations: An Atlas of Geographic Promiscuity (2019)
  • The Windowless Hotel Room (2018)
  • Shared Remains (April 2018)
  • Soft Landing (2018)
  • Spaces of Grief (2018)
  • Metropolitan Salem, Liuerpul (9 June – 18 August 2018)
  • Things Come Apart (21-24 March 2018)
  • Learn to Read Differently (2018)
  • Il Balcone. A site-writing performance (2018)
  • History begins with the vanity of kings (2018)
  • Foray in a Modern Reserve: An Impounding Portrait of Landuse (2016-2018)
  • Dear Mr. Jung: Inhabiting Carl Jung’s ‘The Red Book’ (May 2018)
  • Phantom Railings (2012-17)
  • Talking Quilts (April 2017)
  • fifteen ways to cross the desert (2017)
  • Between Landscape and Confinement: Situating the Writings of Mary Wollstonecraft (2017)
  • A Ficto-Historical Theory of the London Underground (2017)
  • Urban Literacy (2013 / 2014 / 2016)
  • The Glorious Tomb to the Memory of Nothing (2016)
  • The Arrival’s Reader; A Visual Literary Criticism on The Arrival by Shaun Tan (2016)
  • Reading as Art (27 August-19 November 2016)
  • Kjemikerens død [The Death of the Chemist] (23-26 May 2016)
  • Kingsland High Street (2016)
  • Away from Home – Home from Away (April 2016)
  • Penguin Pool (2015)
  • Geography Lessons: Liberian Landmarks 1953-2013 (2015)
  • Women’s Anarchist Nuisance Café (2014)
  • The Writing on the Wall (after Rembrandt) (2014)
  • Designing Architecture as a Performing-Ground (2014)
  • The Disappearance: Manfredo Tafuri’s The Sphere and the Labyrinth (April 2013)
  • Folded Ground: Escape from Cape Town (2013)
  • In The Emptiness Between Them (2012)
  • 10/08/12 (multispecies event) (2012)
  • Tideline (2010-2012)
  • An Arcades Project (2011)
  • The Museum of Breath (2010)
  • Slab (2010)
  • One wound. Two wounds. The body as site for writing (2010)
  • The Fluid Pavement and Other Stories on Growing Old (2006)
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