KERTECZ # 1 An Evening of Poetry, Spoken Word, and Music
18 West St, Bristol
Thursday 30 November 2023
Our first event for Bristol/London based literary press
Ian Irwin has been writing and reading poetry in Bristol for over a decade. He has performed at many open mics in that time, notably Poetry Pulpit, The Arts House and Tonic. His work has been published in Trasna, The Alchemy Spoon and Blue Bottle Journal among others. In 2022 he won a place on Out-Spoken Press’s Emerging Poets’ Development Scheme and is working on a pamphlet.
Lucia Sellars plays with text, fine art and moving image. Her collection of poetry “The State of Moving” was published by Beir Bua Press in 2022. She curated The Mythos Collective Exhibition at D-Unit in 2022. Her first solo exhibition Swan Songs was presented at Centrespace Gallery, in 2022. You can see more of her work at www.luciasellars.org and @luciasellars1.
Late, late last Christmas night, an ancient beatnik appeared in a vision to Geoffrey Breeze offering the possibility of the pointless life of a poet. Swiftly surrendering, he started scribbling. His work surveys love lost and found, career, criminality, and the glories of humanity, from disco dancing to erectile dysfunction, from Bath to Brixton, all coyly observed through the thick bifocal lens of a pair of designer spectacles.
Matthew Grigg, (guitar and amplifier) is an improvisor and concert organiser. Collaborators have included Erhard Hirt, Dominic Lash, Colin Webster and EP/64.
Seth Guy appropriates, reconfigures and juxtaposes materials to create playful performative works which explore the discourse between ear and eye. Influenced by his interests in experimental fiction, art, and music, Seth's research investigates the intersections of shared language, of memory, and imagination, in which the acts of listening and visualising are investigated. Often collaborating and devising projects of a participatory and experiential nature, Seth makes both sonic art and visual art - sound compositions, performances, and collage - work which is often humorous, and occasionally disquieting.