The Thread

The Thread, as its title suggests, is a text woven together, produced as a response to the Write Here workshops held at Nottingham Contemporary and Bilborough Library & Community Centre during February 2011. Its form echoes that of the exhibitions by Jack Goldstein and Anne Collier from which we took our inspiration. Where those artists … Continue reading

Final Workshop For February

This week saw the final session in the first series of workshops, bringing the sessions full circle with a return visit by the group to Nottingham Contemporary after an introductory session at the beginning of the month and two sessions at Bilborough Library and Community Centre making our own responses to Jack Goldstein’s Text Totems … Continue reading

Walt Whitman’s Butterfly

Thinking about Jack Goldstein’s Butterflies (1975) today, and something jogged in my memory – does Goldstein’s film perhaps allude in some way to the image below, in which Walt Whitman poses with an artificial (or preserved) butterfly supposedly alighting on his raised finger? The Whitman portrait fits neatly with the poet’s later image as a man at one with … Continue reading