#Thread and Word
An Artist Led Walk by Elspeth Penfold Sunday March 5th 2017
1.00p.m. – 3.00p.m.
Meet: Threads Exhibition, Espacio Gallery
159 Bethnal Green Rd. E2 7DG
Finish: Leadenhall Market
“It (art) consists not in showing the invisible, but rather showing the extent to which the invisibility of the visible is invisible.”
‘(In)Visible Spaces of Equality’, Annette Krauss
As a part of the Threads exhibition we will walk along a route that will take us from the gallery to Leadenhall Market past some of the artworks of Sculpture in the City, including the work of the Peruvian artist Lizi Sanchez, ‘Cadenetas’ .
We will use sited readings of Cecilia Vicuña’s poem Word and Thread. Through participatory interventions along the walk, we will openly and collaboratively celebrate the threads that bring us together.
image: Naya Eleftheriou , collage
With thanks to:
Jennifer Deakin- Artist Photography
Judy Dermott – Research, and writing: Women
Keith Grossmith- Poem, ‘The Word’s the Thread’
Virginia Fitch – Research and readings
Hazel Mountford- Research and reading
Julia Riddiough – Walking Mantra
Esperanza Gomez-Carrera – Performance Voices
Naya Eleftheriou – A Recital of Ithaca
Helen Peacock – Performance What’s Left Behind
Jennifer Harkins – Research
Sheelah Mahalath Bewley – Research
Veronika Marsh – Performance The Journey
Allan Struthers – Performance ’Seen Not Heard:
The Choice of Listening to Objects’
Jill Rock – Performance ‘Sprang’
Elspeth will be offering all walkers the opportunity to record the experience of the walk through making knots in ropes which she will make for this walk .
“Wayfaring – threading our way through the tangled streets and spaces of London stopping to reflect with Threads and Words as we unravel knots at the sculptures on the way, rhyzomatic as we
meander from place to place free from linear fixities”
A “Caligrama” of Cecilia Vicuña’s poem in Spanish. Designed following a circular walk from Espacio Gallery to Leadenhall Market.
by Esperanza Gómez-Carrera
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