Sunday 22 April 2012, 3pm
Public Lecture: "turn push | turn pull: poetry and internal geometry".
Lecturer: Dr Kit Fryatt
The artist Barry Flanagan was an eager exponent of Concrete Poetry. Departing from formalist sculpture through his employment of unconventional materials and practices, in the early part of his career he began to write Concrete Poems, a sort of ‘literary’ sculpture. In 1965 Flanagan contributed to Between Poetry and Painting at the ICA, using his hands to perform a kinetic concrete poem. He later used his lips to perform a silent lip poem, ‘O for orange U for you, poem for the lips’ which is now showing in Gallery 8 as part of the exhibition Barry Flanagan: Silans. Dr Kit Fryatt, a poet and lecturer of English at the Mater Dei Institute of Education, Dublin, will discuss the nature of Concrete Poetry and will also read from some of her own work. Dr Fryatt is also a co-editor of POST, the poetry and poetics web-journal of the Irish Centre for Poetry Studies.
This talk is free and open to the public. Early arrival is recommended as places are limited.