CAESURA has been exploring the recesses of poetics, language and sound with a series of stripped-back events since 2012. Experimental writing and music in intimate performances by innovative artists from across the UK and beyond.
CAESURA #32 features kitchen sink avant-noise from Leeds’ Legion of Swine, music and poetry from JL Williams and Opul, Glasgow-based theatre-maker and poet Emilia Weber and experimental writer Tom Betteridge.
LEGION OF SWINE works with drones, field recordings, noise samples and loops. Speech fragments are taken from news reels, reconstructed to make samples for decomposing social phenomena, to make them, visible, audible.
JL WILLIAMS’ recent collection, Locust and Marlin was nominated for the 2014 Saltire Society Poetry Book of the Year Award. Her work has been widely published and translated. She plays in the band Opul and is Programme Manager at the Scottish Poetry Library.
EMILIA WEBER is currently collaborating with artists jack wrigley and robbie thomson on a piece inspired by george bataille’s ‘the story of the eye’. her latest work – a performance lecture investigating the relationship between architecture and politics, created with claire healy – is soon to be presented at events in Glasgow and London.
TOM BETTERIDGE’s poems have appeared in/at Scree & Intercapillary Space, with bits & bobs forthcoming in Hix Eros & PN Review. He’s read in Edinburgh & London. Often, Tom likes to write in collaboration with Neil Davidson – they’ve read in Glasgow together & have stuff appearing in the next Gnommero.