UNFORTUNATELY THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LOW TICKET SALES. PEOPLE WHO HAVE BOUGHT TICKETS WILL BE CONTACTED ON THURSDAY 4 OCTOBER TO ARRANGE A FULL REFUND.
The Red Room: Redesigned. Altered Books Workshop with Nancy Campbell, Saturday 6 October, 2-4pm, North Lodge
We’re delighted that writer and book artist Nancy Campbell will be running a workshop in the Red Room on Saturday 6 October, applying her ‘altered books’ techniques to the Norvik Press edition of Strindberg’s Red Room, translated by Peter Graves. Nancy Campbell is a writer and book artist. Her recent publications include How to Say ‘I Love You’ in Greenlandic and The Night Hunter.
This iconoclastic workshop offers an opportunity to look closely at, and intervene in, The Red Room. During the session we will use cut-up, collage and mark-making techniques to adapt The Red Room, creating a completely new structure and text. For inspiration, we’ll examine a selection of altered books made by artists and writers including Tom Philips’ Humument and Jonathan Safran Foer’s Tree of Codes. There will be an opportunity to discuss literature beyond text including visual elements, invisible elements and the role of chance in writing. A selection of the finished altered books will be displayed in the North Lodge after the workshop.
Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring along your own favourite coloured pens and pencils, or any illustrative material that you would like to combine with this text to create a collage.
Numbers for this event are limited to twelve, and tickets cost £20 (to cover Nancy’s fee, transport and the costs of books and materials). Please click on this link to book and pay for your ticket in advance via OxBoffice.