Poems Made from Words Found in the Bin will be in residence at the StreetLife Hub on 4th and 5th September, inviting members of the public to work with artist Rhiannon Armstrong to write poetry around shreds of paper found in bins in the city and beyond.
The resulting poems are added to a growing collection, written by people around the UK and beyond. Some are also animated and then uploaded onto the Slow GIF Movement channel on Giphy, which allows your poem to be read and shared globally on messaging apps and social media. Once your poem is part of the collection it can go on to be screened in other places as the project travels, including (so far) advertising billboards in Brighton, Victorious Festival in Portsmouth, and The Southbank Centre in London.
A film of the Poems created in York and elsewhere will return to the Hub in the autumn.
Rhiannon Armstrong is an award-winning interdisciplinary artist making works with empathy, interaction, and dialogue at their core, often for unfiltered audiences. Conversation and collaboration are central to her practice: between makers of different disciplines, public contributors, and audiences.
Rhiannon is recipient of the Adrian Howells Award for Intimate Performance 2019.
A drop-in event so no booking is required.