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Make Perhaps This Out Sense of Can You: Bob Cobbing Symposium

21 May 2015

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10:00 - 18:00

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The event is free and open to all. Booking essential: http://bit.ly/1J82NMp

16 John Islip Street

London
United Kingdom, United Kingdom

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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.

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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.

 

Speakers include: 

Holly Antrum

Fiona Becket

William Cobbin

Rosie Cooper

Karen di Franco

Oscar Gaynor

Henrik Heinonen

Will Holder

Gustavo Grandal Montero

Holly Pester

Robert Sheppard

David Toop

Steven Willey

 

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

 

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