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Luminary Lecture Series: Caroline Bergvall


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5.00pm - 6.00pm

Caroline Bergvall will present a lecture entitled 'How you speak will be used against you'.

Caroline BergvallAbout Caroline Bergvall
Caroline Bergvall is a writer, artist and vocal performer of French-Norwegian origins, based in London. She works across languages, art forms and media and is an exponent of interdisciplinary art, developing writing methods adapted to contemporary audiovisual and contextual concerns and multilingual identities and histories. Her language-based pieces revisit literary models, tackling difficult or violent historical and political events. Projects include performances, installations, books, audio pieces, graphic and printed work.

Her book and multi output project Drift (2014) combined harrowing contemporary sea migrancy reports with a rewrite of the Anglo-Saxon 'Seafarer'. It was awarded a Judith E. Wilson Fellowship in Poetry and Drama (Cambridge) and as a collaborative performance opened Poetry International (London). Her current ongoing project Sonic Atlas involves collaborative performances, engaging in conversational research with multiple language speakers across the UK and the Continent. It has several outputs, including for the forthcoming Whitstable Biennale and for Centre Pompidou, Paris.

She was awarded a Cholmondeley Award for her entire poetic work and is the first recipient of the Prix Littéraire Bernard Heidsieck-Centre Pompidou (2017).

You do not need to book onto this lecture - just come along.