Bob Cobbing (1920-2002) was a sound, concrete and visual poet, best known for his performed works in which language was anarchically stretched through shouts and hisses, interspersed between more recognisable tracts of spoken word. He was also a prolific organiser and collaborator: one of the founders of the London Filmmakers Co-op in the 1960s, manager of Better Books from 1965-7, and his imprint Writers Forum was amongst the first in the UK to publish works by John Cage and Allen Ginsberg.
Make Perhaps This Out Sense of Can You contextualises Cobbing’s work as a poet as well as looking at his legacy as an organiser. The day is built around concerns that continue to be relevant today, such as the value of artist-led publishing initiatives, the productive qualities of an archive, the role of regional arts centres, and the intersections between art, literature and music.
As well as conversations and talks, there will be screenings and the chance to hear rare material from the Cobbing family collection.
Karen di Franco
Gustavo Grandal Montero
Make Perhaps This Out Sense of Can You is programmed by William Cobbing and Rosie Cooper and presented by Camberwell, Chelsea & Wimbledon (CCW) Graduate School.
The event is free and open to all.
Booking essential: http://bit.ly/1J82NMp