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Denis Wood talking to an audience seen through the aperture of an orange hole
14 July 2007
The Megastructure

Shadowed Spaces Cumbernauld

Ikuro Takahashi Sean Meehan Tamio Shiraishi Denis Wood

A series of badly felted lock-ups and garages + multiple locations within the Megastructure – a purpose built town centre in one building, comprising (in the 50’s at least) of housing (never occupied), shops, apartments, a hotel, ice rink, police station and other amenities

Shadowed Spaces
Tamio Shiraishi approaches an audience among grasses and concrete forms
12 July 2007
A concrete walkway ending in mid air

Shadowed Spaces Newcastle

Ikuro Takahashi Sean Meehan Tamio Shiraishi Denis Wood

A concrete walkway ending in mid air, a ridiculously tight squeeze between three office buildings and various other sites of Labour politician and council leader T. Dan Smith’s modernist regeneration projects and ‘slum clearances’ of the 1950’s and 60’s.

Shadowed Spaces
The sun low in the sky above Easterhouse, an audience at a performance
10 July 2007
The old public library in Easterhouse

Shadowed Spaces Easterhouse

Ikuro Takahashi Sean Meehan Tamio Shiraishi Denis Wood

Location: Around and about the old public library in Easterhouse; disinvested in and left to rot by the council but which was shamelessly, hastily and superficially cleaned by them in expectation of our event.

Shadowed Spaces
Inure Takehashi performing in a back corner of Dundee
8 July 2007
Bell Street Car Park

Shadowed Spaces Dundee

Ikuro Takahashi Sean Meehan Tamio Shiraishi Denis Wood

Location: between: the abandoned site of Parker House (ex-council office building) that became a student accommodation regeneration project, off the Dudhope roundabout; Bell Street Car Park entrance ramp and; the awkward (and otherwise used/ used otherwise) space left over between the back of Tesco’s and DW Sports on the Murraygate.

Shadowed Spaces
Sean Meehan performing in a on a curved wall before an audience
6 July 2007
Union Terrace Gardens

Shadowed Spaces Aberdeen

Ikuro Takahashi Sean Meehan Tamio Shiraishi Denis Wood

Disused railway turning circle at east end of Union Terrace Gardens, a historically public space at the centre of a regeneration land-grab for the private gain of a local petro-chemical magnate.

Shadowed Spaces
Steve McCaffery sits at a round table and reads into a microphone
21 March 2009
The Arches

Carnival

Steve McCaffery

Leading language/ action/ sound poet performed his groundbreaking concrete poem, a dizzying mandala of text, symbols and rubber stamps; a kind of book as reading machine.

INSTAL 09
Nikos Veliotis in safety goggles chips wood, cello and a projection in the back
21 March 2009
The Arches

Cello Powder

Nikos Veliotis

Nikos played every note that it’s possible to play on the cello, all played back as a one hour drone, while the cello was turned to powder and bottled.

INSTAL 09
Craig Dworkin standing by a microphone giving a talk
16 May 2010

FACT

Craig Dworkin

Dworkin asks: What would a non-expressive poetry look like? A poetry of intellect rather than emotion?

UNINSTAL
Loic Blairon Sits at a table
15 May 2010
Tramway

It Doesn’t Say What It Says

Loïc Blairon

Open-ended, paradoxical and performed investigations into: misunderstanding, language games, form saturated with sense, and consecutive matters…

UNINSTAL
Christian Bok's blackboard diagram
16 May 2010

Two Dots over a Vowel

Christian Bök

Christian Bök‘s work spans thrillingly conceptual poetry to body-shaking vocal performances.

UNINSTAL