Department of English Writer-in-Residence Event: Experimental Publishing

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 18:00 to 20:00

Speakers: Nathan O'Donnell/ Nick Thurston (UK, information-as-material), Michele Horrigan (IE, Askeaton Contemporary Art), Suza Husse (DE, The Many-Headed Hydra)

In partnership with Kildare County Council

Crossing disciplinary boundaries & artistic forms, experimental publishing takes alternative approaches to the act of making public: collective, collaborative, provisional, political, anonymous, or participatory processes that disrupt the conventions of the book.

The public programme for experimental publishing will feature a series of talks & panel discussions, exploring & illuminating the field today. 
OPENING PANEL: Experimental Publishing: Practices / Propositions 

Contributors: Nick Thurston (UK, information-as-material), Michele Horrigan (IE, Askeaton Contemporary Art), Suza Husse (DE, The Many-Headed Hydra).

For registration details please use the following link.


Nick Thurston - UK, information-as-material

Nick Thurston (b.1982, UK) is a writer and editor who makes artworks. He is the author of two experimental poetry books and writes regularly for the literary and arts press as well as for independent and academic publications. From 2006–18 he was a co-editor of the influential publishing collective Information As Material (York). His most recent book is the co-edited collection, Post-Digital Cultures of the Far Right (Transcript, 2019). Recent exhibitions include shows at Transmediale (Berlin, 2018), Q21 (Vienna, 2018), MuHKA (Antwerp, 2018) and HMKV (Dortmund, 2019).

Michele Horrigan - IE, Askeaton Contemporary Art

Michele Horrigan is an Irish artist and curator. Her installation, photographic and video artworks keenly explore narratives and potentials of environment and place. She studied art at the University of Ulster, Belfast and the Städelschule, Frankfurt. Since 2006 she is founder and curator of Askeaton Contemporary Arts, enabling over one hundred artist residencies and projects to be realised in the west of Ireland. She is editor of A.C.A. PUBLIC, a publication venture exploring the many meanings and relationships between art and the public realm. Recent exhibitions were presented at EVA International, Limerick; Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Santa Cruz, and Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, Dublin.


Suze Husse - DE, The Many-Headed Hydra

Suza Husse (born in 1982 in Görlitz, East Germany) is active within artistic and social practices, including learning, dreaming, caring, fighting and transforming together with others. Since 2012, she has been co-shaping the queer*feminist art space District Berlin with an emphasis on collaborative and performative practices, transdisciplinary research and political imagination. From here, she co-founded the collective The Many Headed Hydra for decolonial myth making and publishing with an interest in queer aqueous ecologies, and co-initiated the series "Dissident Stories from the GDR and pOstdeutschland" with the artistic research publication "wild recuperations. material from below" (Archive Books, 2020). 

Programme Co-ordinator and Panel host: Dr Nathan O'Donnell MU Writer-in-Residence Appointed for 2020/21Dr Nathan O’Donnell is a writer, researcher, and one of the co-editors of an Irish journal of contemporary art criticism, Paper Visual Art. His writing has appeared in magazines including The Dublin Review, gorse, 3: AM, The Manchester Review, Southword, The Tangerine, and Banshee (forthcoming), amongst others. A former winner of the Irish Writers’ Centre Novel Fair, he has been awarded artist’s bursaries from the Arts Council of Ireland and Dublin City Council, as well as artist’s commissions from IMMA, Dublin City Council, the Arts Council of Ireland, and South Dublin County Council. He has been a Research Fellow at IMMA since 2017 in relation to the IMMA Collection: Freud Project, and his first book, on Wyndham Lewis’s art criticism, is forthcoming from Liverpool University Press. He has led several public art projects and other participatory and educational initiatives; he has also edited and produced several project-based publications and zines. During the residency, Nathan will be completing a book of creative non-fiction, Yum Yum, about queer/ rave subcultures in Ireland at the turn of the millennium.

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