Art and Poetry

Residency and symposium hosted by Rachael Allen, in collaboration with VIAINDUSTRIAE and the INbookOUTbookIFbook program.
August – September 2020

The 2020 residency session has been reduced in size and the symposium postponed to 2021. Participants this year are:

Sophie Collins, Will Harris, Marie Jacotey, Hana Noorali & Lynton Talbot (WORD PLAY Open Call)

The Art & Poetry residency session is a research focussed program exploring the dynamic relationship between poetry, experimental writing and the visual and performing arts. The 2020 residency session will be followed by a second, related residency session in 2021, which will include a week-long symposium.

Viaindustriae is a non-profit organization and a collective, active since 2005, developing contemporary art projects – publications, residencies, exhibitions and events – which respond to educational needs and conceive cultural projects as a creative, modular and open practice that can be inclusive and socially permeable. It is based in Foligno, Italy, in a former clothing factory. With its practice, it aims at investigating the intermediate territories between art and architecture, off-media publishing. Viaindustriae establishes a relationship with artists who seeks to engage with and enhance co-operation and co-generative instances of artistic production. In 2009 Viaindustriae launched INbook OUTbook IFbook, a biennial research and residency project on the possibilities of display and archive of artist’s books. Word Play: Art & Poetry is part of 2020 INbook OUTbook IFbook program.

Rachael Allen’s first collection of poems, Kingdomland, is published by Faber & Faber. She is the co-author of a number of collaborative artists’ books, including Nights of Poor Sleep with Marie Jacotey, and Almost One. Say Again! with JocJonJosch. She has written about art and poetry for ArtReview, TANK magazine and Music & Literature, and is the poetry editor for Granta magazine and Granta Books. She is currently a Burgess Fellow at The University of Manchester.