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Tess Denman-Cleaver – Meetings of the Air

For our next Sound I’m Particular event, SARU artist in residence, Tess Denman-Cleaver, will share extracts of performance works that explore relationships between language, landscape, sound and technology.

Tess’ background in theatre informs her performance practice, which spans performance writing, installation, live event and public workshops.

In this performance/talk Tess will present and discuss elements of new work that she is developing as artist in residence at SARU. This new work looks at the writings of Gertrude Stein and early examples of participatory radio broadcasting, and uses live radio broadcasting to build listening and writing environments through which Tess makes the live events.

Tess’ recent work has been presented at Hatton Gallery (Newcastle), Tyneside Cinema (Newcastle), Workplace Gallery with Women Artist of the North East Library (Gateshead), Tate St Ives, Wilkinson Gallery (London) and Turner Contemporary (Margate).

Tess is currently working with sound artist Tim Shaw to create new work commissioned by English Heritage, and is making a performance for Middlesborough Art Weekender 2018 as artist in residence at Middlesbrough Town Hall. She has a PhD in performance philosophy and landscape.

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