A LITERARY EVENT ON THE THEME of destroying with gHAZAL MOSADEQ and Tuur Van balen / revital cohen.

October Thursday 18th 2019 : 7pm - Free Entry at Penrhyn Road Campus, Kingston University
In lecture theatre
PRJG0003 : John Galsworthy building. Penrhyn Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2EE, UK

The theme for this event was Destroying.

New poetic collaborations from Julia Rose Lewis & Tim Atkins, (who presented a poetic card game which played out before the audience created a new poem based on dealers chance) Maureen Hansch & Imogen Abed (who presented a new mini-play imagining a future dialogue between AI and human) and Katerina Koulouri & Luisa Montoreano (who presented an audio collaboration with speakers in three languages) opened the reading in the John Galsworthy building of Kingston University. They were followed by two original talks by Ghazal Mosaseq (who created a new poetic sequence especially for the night, relating the theme to sickness and the sea) and Revital Cohen (who described a powerpoint presentation without showing it while interspersing these imagined images with a talk about the process of destruction in making artworks).

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Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen work across objects, installation and film that explore process of production as cultural, personal and political practices. As fine art fellows at Stanley Picker Gallery their current research considers gambling as the contemporary condition. Their work was recently shown at the Renaissance Society in Chicago, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Para Site Hong Kong, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Vienna, HKW in Berlin, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo and Congo International Film Festival. It is part of the permanent collections of the MoMA, New York and M+ Museum in Hong Kong.

Ghazal Mosadeq is a writer, poet and translator. Her poems and short stories have been published in anthologies and magazines in the UK, Iran, Canada, Portugal, Brazil and Greece. She is the winner of the 2013 Bayhaqi Short Fiction Prize and was shortlisted for the the 2011 Khurshid poetry award in Iran. She teaches creative writing and is a member of the jury for Isfahan Literary Prize in Iran. She is the author of, Dar Jame Ma (Morvarid Publishing House, Tehran), Biographies (Susak Press, London), Seasickness (GAnG Press, London)