Home Programme She Riffs – A Performance Event
She Riffs brings together three artists to present re-worked versions of performance and drawing.
Tess Denman-Cleaver will perform Of Bensham and the Return Part 2. Through a process of annotation and rewriting, Tess has written Part 2 after Part 1 was performed at the opening of Women Artists of the North East Library at Workplace in June.
Of Bensham is a performance and text originally written on the occasion Tess moved back to her birthplace. The text includes fragments of a transcribed phone conversation Tess had with her Mum. It was first performed at the Shipley Art Gallery in Bensham for CIRCA Projects & Giles Bailey’s Festival is Sudden 2017.
Nicola Singh will present a performance that riffs off her research into performance writing, moving through a transition from written text to spoken word through performance. In the context of the Women’s Library of the North East, she will focus on performative frameworks for publishing, citation and archiving – as a means to contribute her ephemeral work to the library catalogue.
For She Riffs Sophie Buxton brings work made in the exhibition space during one week residency in August. This will be another iteration of the work, another verse. A laptop with a new series of digital work, Library Riffs, will also be installed in the space and audience members are invited to print their own copy of a library riff on Sophie’s website.