SPILL Writing


En masse is as much a movement together, as it is a collection of individual bodies.

In French, the word masse stands for a shot in pool made by hitting the cue ball vertically on the side, driving it around one ball to strike another.

SPILL Writing takes this year’s festival theme of En Masse, and its works, as a provocation to reflect on the possibility of collectivity, embodiment, and collaboration in critical writing about, from and with performance, and will be led by SPILL Writer in Residence Diana Damian-Martin.

This year Diana is joined by six exceptional new writers, selected following an open call-out, who will be engaging, responding and developing their practice throughout the festival.

2016 SPILL Writers are:

Mark Aaron more…
Elisabeth Carlile more…
Jackie Montague more…
Phoebe Patey-Ferguson more…
Claire Ridge more…
Michelle Sewell more…

Bookmark this page and visit during SPILL to read their contributions.

Below you will find their writing throughout the festival, as well as a selection of writing from the 2015 Festival ‘On Spirit’.

 


31 October 2016

Sanctuary


30 October 2016

En Masse (not yet an ending)


30 October 2016

SCRIBE (Fragment Thirty-One)


30 October 2016

Me, Myself and My Oreos (Tania Camara)


30 October 2016

Poly P.P.E. (Crystal Mette + The Fictions)


30 October 2016

Echo/plasm (Jessica Worden) / Of Leonardo (Elaine Mitchener)


30 October 2016

I am thoughts, I am body


30 October 2016

From Ice to Water


30 October 2016

Putting the body first


30 October 2016

Rhizome 2.0, returning


30 October 2016

On Place


30 October 2016

Form/Document


30 October 2016

This is what I sing about, out of tune


30 October 2016

Disperse (Chloe Smith)


30 October 2016

Island of Toys (Howl Yuan)


30 October 2016

Material Girl


30 October 2016

Becoming (We are all made of stars, johnsmith)


29 October 2016

On Feminism (personal is political)


29 October 2016

Entertainment Structures


29 October 2016

Awful Journey (Oozing Gloop)


29 October 2016

‘Sounding the event’ (on loss)


29 October 2016

We are all made of stars (johnsmith)


29 October 2016

I call a live art strike


29 October 2016

This is how it feels to be at this festival in this moment


29 October 2016

Public Space/Social Archive


29 October 2016

We are all made of stars (johsmith)


29 October 2016

Tonight is the night baby and forever but no recycling (Moa Johannson)


29 October 2016

Terra Nullius (Shabnam Shabazi)


29 October 2016

Once more, Shadowing Jospehine (Jade Monsterrat)


29 October 2016

Breathe (Everything is going to be okay) (Alicia Jane Turner)


28 October 2016

Where Angels Fear to Tread (Mel Donohue)


28 October 2016

Radical(isation)


28 October 2016

Shadowing Josephine (Jade Montserrat)


28 October 2016

Because of Hair (the dichotomy of culture and identity) (Vivian Chinasa Ezugha)


28 October 2016

On Care


28 October 2016

Where angels fear to tread (Mel Donohoe)


28 October 2016

Rhizome 2.0 (Emily Godden + Audit Chaos)


28 October 2016

[Names] (Elaine Mitchener)


28 October 2016

Nature/Body


28 October 2016

On Displacement: disturbing histories


27 October 2016

Topographies (Dissonance)


27 October 2016

En Masse, a collective beginning


27 October 2016

Coffee Morning: On Labour (Impressions)


27 October 2016

A trilogy of sorts (to commence, we congregate)


26 October 2016

It begins, a welcome


13 November 2015

Spill Spirits: Robin Deacon (Video Memories)


12 November 2015

Spill Stains: Tomb (plastic plurality)


12 November 2015

Spill Stains: No where // Now Here (The Palimpsest of FK Alexander and Lydia Lunch)


12 November 2015

Spill Stains: The Machinist


12 November 2015

Spill Spirits: Zierle & Carter (towards a matter of spirit)


11 November 2015

Spill Geist: On disturbance: the frame, the show, the trickster


10 November 2015

Spill Geist: Echoes of Walking the Dawn


10 November 2015

Spill Geist: On the Spirit of Resistance


9 November 2015

Spill Geist: Moths


9 November 2015

Spill Geist: Four meditations on stillness and the body (and an epilogue)


9 November 2015

Spill Geist: Breathless, imprisoned bodies


8 November 2015

Spill Geist: A gift


8 November 2015

Spill Geist: Ghost Whispers


8 November 2015

Spill Spirits: Cassils (Inextinguishable Fire)- a prologue


7 November 2015

Spill Geist: Golem Rising


7 November 2015

Spill Geist: Artists and their mediums


7 November 2015

Spill Geist: Symbol to skin


7 November 2015

Spill Geist: An Ode to (the) Others


6 November 2015

Spill Stains: Recall


6 November 2015

Spill Geist: Demise of the urban free


6 November 2015

Spill Geist: the monitor, the camera and the self


6 November 2015

Spill Stains: Dredge


6 November 2015

Spill Stains: The Swan Song


6 November 2015

Spill Spirits: Karen Finley (Written in Sand)


4 November 2015

Spill / Pause: The body, autonomy, and land/marks (an exorcism)


4 November 2015

Spill Geist: Proximities of witnessing


1 November 2015

Spill Geist: Portraits (three fragments)


1 November 2015

Spill Geist: Triptych (nowhere/worlds on fire)


1 November 2015

Spill Geist: Dress Your Rage


1 November 2015

Spill Geist: Women, noise and states of unrest


30 October 2015

Spill Geist: Trick or Treat


29 October 2015

Spill Geist: Orientations in darkness