Performative Lecture with Poet Nathan Walker – April 22nd 6–7pm

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These Events, Events Make, Ruptures: A Performative Lecture and Q&A with Nathan Walker, poet and performance artist. A forty-minute performative lecture followed by Q&A.

April 22nd 6–7pm, online via. Zoom (link will be sent out to Eventbrite-registered attendees)

You are warmly invited to a specially commissioned performative lecture by Nathan Walker, on the subject of practice-as-research. This event has been organised with support from CePRA, University of Leeds.

Walker will draw on their extensive experience of conducting research through ‘the vocal-body’. This research has often taken the form of durational performances at international events, such as the Reasearch Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Their practice has also forged innovations in the production and interpretation of scores for vocal performances. You can read Walker’s biography below, and visit their website to find out more:

Walker’s lecture will simultaneously demonstrate and discuss practice-as-research. They will provide their insider perspective on devising methodologies, enacting those methodologies and interpreting the results. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss Walker’s research practices in a Q&A session following the lecture.

This event is open to anybody within or outside the University of Leeds who is interested in practice-as-research methodologies, especially those that exist at the intersection of sound, performance and poetry.

Nathan Walker is an artist and writer from West Cumbria, UK. Nathan works across and between performance art and poetry, exploring the vocal and written manipulation of sound and speech. Their practice explores what they term ‘the vocal-body’ as an emergent space of enquiry into language, sound and writing. In their live work, the vocal-body is both their material and the initial site of performance. They also explore the page as another kind of site, a location for expanded understandings of language through mark making and as scores for embodied vocal performances.

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