How is Art Writing?

A response by Rachel Lois Clapham

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THE SCENE

A green pepper is on Rachel Lois’s kitchen table, the space it creates in relation to the impossible question of How is Art Writing? is open but particular.

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Is everything OK?...

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Why how where when which what does if what where who Art Writing?

Why how where when which what does if what where who Art Writing [Yorkshire]?

Why how where when which what does if what where who Art Writing Yorkshire [this]…?

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How is it +1

to visual art

+1 to performance

+1 to theatre

+1 to writing

+1 to

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NOW

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Why not ‘what’? Why not of quantities?

How heavy is it? How [much] do you ask?

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In what way is art writing green pepper +1 to this?

To [this]….?

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To [this]…?

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What if this was green pepper? or [this]? Is this not it? Or is [this] an example [of this]? An example of who why how where when which what

green pepper art writing.

Or +1 to an example of [this].

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How is not performance writing?

How is not writing performance (or (w)reading)?

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THE SCENE

Art Writing to Green Pepper : When is contingency?

Green Pepper to Art Writing : How now

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Why blank pages ripped out and re-tied to strangers

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‘How to’ a green pepper art writing index of A - B, Oil to Water, from here to there.

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What rock is green pepper, its pages and the questions and the [this] and the (w)reading?

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A green pepper tended to, toiled over, tilled and risked.

For RITE now For ROTE All for ‘how green is your question?’

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Rachel Lois Clapham is Co-Director of Open Dialogues www.opendialogues.com Originally (w)read by Mary Paterson on the occasion of the RITE publication launch PSL Gallery 26 March 2010 commissioned by In a Word in partnership with New Work Network and support from PSL and East Street Arts.

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