Event

Parlour Dictionnaire

15 Apr 2016

Event times

6.30 - 8.30pm (drop-in)

Cost of entry

Tickets: £6 (includes a complimentary glass of wine),
booking required: http://www.drjohnsonshouse.org/events.html

Doctor Johnson's House

London, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • Buses: all buses to St Paul's
  • Tube: Temple, Holborn or Chancery Lane

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Parlour Dictionnaire is a site-specific live-art event which examines the performance of language as a translation of the conceptual into the physical act of speech and writing.

About

Join us for an evening of live-art inspired by language and lexicography as we mark 261 years to the day since the publication of Johnson's monumental Dictionary of the English Language. View never-been-seen before works and performances by ten contemporary artists and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine whilst exploring the House.

Parlour Dictionnaire is a site-specific live-art event which examines the performance of language as a translation of the conceptual into the physical act of speech and writing. It presents new performance-based works from a variety of contemporary artists who highlight the uncanny elements within this translation, exploring the engagement with the act of language as a form of ritualised navigation through the shifting threshold between the visible and invisible. Each artist shall approach the role of the dictionary as a map of this territory; a physical remnant of the illusory act, exploring its creation and the vision which drove it.

For more info: https://www.parlourcollective.co.uk

Book your tickets now: http://www.drjohnsonshouse.org/events.html

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