Spike Island

Talk: Tom Chivers, Dark Islands

Saturday 2 April 2016, 6–7pm

Free, booking advised

In a darkened room filled with words, ghosts, voices and the light of a single lamp, poet Tom Chivers reads from Dark Islands, adapting and re-setting his limited edition ‘black book’ as an intimate, unsettling performance. The poems in Dark Islands are 'carefully honed fractals' (Chris McCabe), 'located right at the centre of our contemporary concerns ... open to the writer’s acts of play, subversion and resistance' (Cadaverine). 

Chivers will also preview new work from Relic, a sequence of short lyrics about faith, confinement and the body.

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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.

Follow the residency at www.pointlinetime.net

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