Thu 01 Jan 1970
SPILL Stings are a collection of commissioned critical writing on the festival by Theron Schmidt, Mary Paterson, Johanna Linsley and Madeleine Hodge. Our responses will be posted here throughout the festival – before, during, and after. As writers, we are interested in the way that this work gets under our skin: the sting of it, and its itch.
This writing, then, is a kind of scratching….
About the writers:
Madeleine Hodge is an artist, writer and researcher, working across live art, documentary installation and video. She is currently interested in conversation as the intersection between art and anthropology. Through her solo works and in collaboration with Panther, she has created works in residencies, festivals and venues throughout Europe, Asia and Australia, including; West Space Galleries, Melbourne, Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow ANTI Festival, Finland, PACT, Germany, the Singapore Festival, Melbourne Arts Festival, Performance Space, Australia Council for the Arts and South Project, Indonesia.
Johanna Linsley is currently completing a PhD in Performance at Queen Mary, University of London. Her performance, text and audio projects have been presented by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, the Victoria & Albert Mustum in London, the Ontological-Hysteric Theater (NY), the Volksbuhne Theatre (Berlin), Humboldt University (Berlin), Queen Mary, University of London (London), Rhode Island School of Design (Providence) and on WKCR 89.9fm. In New York, she co-founded the non-profit documentary arts organization UnionDocs. She graduated from Smith College.
Mary Paterson is a writer and producer based in London.
Theron Schmidt is a writer and performer. He teaches theatre and performance studies at King’s College London. His writing on live art and performance has appeared in Contemporary Theatre Review, Dance Theatre Journal, The Live Art Almanac Vols. 1 and 2, RealTime, Total Theatre, and Writing from Live Art. He was a contributor to SPILL Festival of Performance: On Agency, a collection of critical essays published in response to SPILL 2009, which is available to purchase here:
SPILL Stings is convened and edited by Theron Schmidt.