panyabanjoko

Poetry, stories and knitting

A Taste of Stone

on January 16, 2017

A Taste of Stone
14 Oct 2016 – 15 Jan 2017

I had the wonderful opportunity of being one of the artists chosen to work on A Taste of Stone by Otobong Nkanga at Nottingham Contemporary. Her installation was indeed a space for encounters. It consisted of woven tapestry, ten tonnes of white stone and living vegetation and more.

My residency involved creating poetry, talking about the writing process and sharing the work produced. Overall I produced three complete poems and two almost there but not quite pieces. There were more ideas coming at me than I had the time or mental energy to deal with within the time frame allotted. One of the many great things on this residency was sharing my thought process behind each piece and how I approached writing each poem.

It was an experience that allowed me to push my creative barriers and explore stones in as many ways as possible. I even attempted a villanelle!

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