The photo above is from a reading that members of 12 did at the Glasgow Women’s Library on Thursday, 12 September 2019. It was part of an event celebrating the launch of Sophia Hao’s wonderful book ‘Of Other Spaces: Where Does Gesture Become Event?‘, which includes poems by 12.
I asked 11 women to write with me in a shared Google document over a few months at the end of 2016, and we produced poetic texts that responded first to Monica Ross’ text history or not, a selection of articles discussing Feministo & associated feminist art projects, and the artists and artwork featured in the Cooper Gallery exhibition Of Other Spaces: Where does gesture become event?, and then to one another’s writing.
We are also pleased to announce that our group will continue this project in 2017, taking on the name ’12’. Our group of 12 women will write in a shared Google document, one woman posting a poem each month and each of the other women responding to that poem and then to one another’s poems. We will aim to hold readings showcasing the work as it develops, and to eventually publish the work online and/or in print.
CONTENT WORK PRODUCE FORM:
A COLLECTIVE WRITING PROJECT PERFORMED AT THE OF OTHER SPACES 12-HOUR ACTION GROUP
SATURDAY 3 DECEMBER 2016, COOPER GALLERY DJCAD
WRITERS: TESSA BERRING, ANNE LAURE COXAM, LYNN DAVIDSON, GEORGI GILL, MARJORIE LOTFI GILL, JANE GOLDMAN, RACHEL MCCRUM, JANE MCKIE, THERESA MUNOZ, ALICE TARBUCK, KAREN VEITCH, JL WILLIAMS