Daily Archives: January 22, 2022

Resonate Festival: DNA Our Stories – Spoken Word Event

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Since the opening of live events back in 2020, I have struggled to physically attend any. Partly as I am involved in family elder care and have a duty to protect others, partly because I am already taking a gamble working across many different schools. Lastly, I tried back in September 2021 for the first LIVE SpeakEasy event (WLFF) at The Swan Theatre and had a complete anxiety attack. 


Last year I was booked to feature in person in February and am grateful my booking was postponed (now in April), as I am very unsure. I didn’t work much physically at events in 2019, only a handful of times (as opposed to 100+) and wasn’t on the road at all as I couldn’t drive… so there has been a 3 year gap in this practice!


However, I became involved in this wonderful project and have decided to go for it – our internet is not stable at the weekends so there was a risk of failure attached to the live stream and I know the venue/event will be Covid safe.


You can enjoy it from the comfort of your own home! Join us!

The event will be in-person and live streamed – tickets are free but registration required. Register

I:DNA is a multimedia installation with a huge aluminium sculpture as its centrepiece, forming a journey through the lives of those affected by genetic conditions. A film and evocative soundscape create an arresting and thought-provoking event. I:DNA has toured Oxford, Coventry, the British Science Festival and Millennium Point, Birmingham.  I:DNA is currently at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum.

I:DNA art installation, for I:DNA  – at MILLENNIUM POINT  Birmingham UK 2020

LATEST NEWS: DNA – OUR STORIES Spoken Word Event
Join us to hear new poetry exploring what it is to be human, at a special event Saturday 22nd January 2022 at Warwick Arts Centre (also live streamed). This is part of the Resonate Festival.

A performance of shared spoken word and poetry that follows on from the successful installation and workshops at Leamington Spa Gallery where writers and poets explore their responses to identity individuality and DNA inspired by the installation at the gallery entitled I:DNA.

This is a thought provoking event that explores the impact of ground breaking biological sciences on our everyday life.

The poetry anthology that is being compiled is unveiled and investigates the themes of identity, individuality, genetics and what it is to be human. The work includes contributions from across the region and beyond, supported by published poet Nigel Hutchinson and hosted by Sandra Godley (BBC CWR).

This event is part of a series of creative outputs reflecting the research of Professor Felicity Boardman of Warwick Medical School, which explores the lived experiences of families affected by genetically inherited conditions. The art installation which features a sculpture of a denatured helix I:DNA (available to see at Leamington Art Gallery until the end of January) was created directly from this research using research participants own words in the soundscape and is an arresting and thought-provoking journey into the world of what it is to be human, using sculpture, film, and a sung/spoken soundtrack.

Following the success of the touring installation, DNA Our Stories will feature poetry readings created by contributors across the region and beyond.

The Installation, workshops and this live poetry event are produced by STAMP Theatre and Media Productions CIC.

https://www.resonatefestival.co.uk/events/dna-our-stories-spoken-word-event

TICKETS FOR THE LIVESTREAM:

The event will be in-person and live streamed – tickets are free but registration required. Register

Register in advance for the live poetry streamed event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about accessing the stream.

© STAMP Theatre and Media Productions CIC

The event is produced by Stamp Productions.

You can find out more about the original I:DNA installation and exhibition here and more about STAMP here.

STAMP develops innovative creative art events inspired by cutting edge research from academics in the UK and across the world. We work with a broad range of artists from all areas of performance to create multi-media and live events. © STAMP Theatre and Media Productions CIC