Smarginature: public activities

Public Activities
Lydgalleriet, Østre Skostredet 3, 5017 Bergen, Norway

Miss Understandings, Indifferent Languages
Writing workshop on misunderstanding, led by Cia Rinne
Open to up to 15 participants.

Cia Rinne is a poet and artist based in Berlin. She writes minimal, visual and acoustic poetry in different languages, and collaborates on performances and sound installations. Her publications include the books zaroum (Helsinki 2001), notes for soloists (OEI Editör 2009), both published in France with Le clou dans le fer (zaroum et notes pour solistes, 2011) and as UBU Editions, as well as the sound piece sounds for soloists (in collaboration with Sebastian Eskildsen, 2012) and should we blind ourselves and leave thebes (H//O//F, Moss 2013). Works of hers have been shown a.o at Signal Malmö, the Turku Biennial, the Kumu Art Museum in Tallinn, the Grimmuseum Berlin, Den Frie and Overgaden in Copenhagen, at the ISCP in New York, and at INCA Seattle. She has also collaborated on documentary projects with photographer Joakim Eskildsen, their latest common publication being The Roma Journeys (Steidl 2007). Her new book including the recent series l’usage du mot will be published by kookbooks (Berlin) in 2016.


Reading Group
Workshop led by Claire Potter
A performance-based workshop for up to 10 participants who are interested in writing and speaking around traumatic memory and desire.

*** Required reading will be sent in advance of the workshop. Participants will be expected to produce writing in response to a brief sent in advance and to bring this along.


From North-west England, Claire Potter is an artist-writer, working with live, published and recorded text, installation and performance. Claire’s work addresses modes of speaking and reading, bringing considerations of narratology, affect and methods of articulation to the attention of audiences. Claire organises Shady Dealings With Language, an interdisciplinary event series for art and performance writing in the UK.
Recent and forthcoming works include performance CHAVSCUMBOSS, Everyman Theatre, Liverpool and Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, 2016; performance film Cast Metal Nut, and reading performance Like an idiot on a moor, both at White Rainbow, London, 2016; visual essay Lads of Aran, in Bodies that Remain: Essays on the writers body, Punctum Books, New York/London, 2017; and the visual essay Lads Rites, in Oxford Artist Research journal, University of Oxford, 2017.
Claire also collaborates with musician Bridget Hayden. In 2015 they released their EP Mother To No Swimming Laughing Child (FortEvilFruit, IRE) to critical acclaim and debuted their new project I am come from a place at Supernormal Festival earlier this year.

SATURDAY 26 NOVEMBER, 14.30-16.30


Radio Ferrante: the recording of a podcast.
Join Daniela Cascella, Natasha Soobramanien, and local and international guests, to talk about your engagement with Ferrante’s work in a series of encounters, readings and discussions.
Further details of the Radio Ferrante sessions will be available nearer the time.
The sessions will be recorded on site and uploaded on the project blog following the event.

Open to all, no booking required.


  1. Pingback: Smarginature: Residues, Rebeginnings, Untranslated-in-Translation | en abîme

  2. Great info, thank you.


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