The Writer is (occasionally) Present

2018. Performance: type on paper. Typewriter, desk, chair, paper

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

Abstract

Artist Statement: The reality of life for many professional writers in the contemporary publishing world is that much of their time is spent not in the act of writing, but in the performance of life as ‘a writer.’ Appearances at writer’s festivals, schools, guest lectures, the careful curating of social media profiles and blogs all make up a significant element of a ‘writing life’, and often comprise a significant proportion of the artist’s annual income. This work seeks to explore the liminal space between writing as performance, and writing as an
intimate and animate act of creativity. By inviting the viewer of the artwork to step into, and perform, the act of being ‘a writer’ the piece will interrogate the degree to which all writing, no matter how planned, nevertheless stems from uncertainty.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCanberra, Australia
PublisherCentre for Creative and Cultural Research, University of Canberra
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 29 Aug 2018

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Eaton, A. (Author). (2018). The Writer is (occasionally) Present: 2018. Performance: type on paper. Typewriter, desk, chair, paper. Exhibition, Canberra, Australia: Centre for Creative and Cultural Research, University of Canberra.