Joanna Walsh in conversation … twice
Performance and discussion with writer and artist - NCAD 18.30 9th May
To mark the launch of her new book Miss-Communication (JOAN, 2022), Joanna Walsh will be in conversation in NCAD’s Harry Clarke Lecture theatre at 18.30 on Monday 9th May.
The event will start with Joanna talking to AI (in the form of Caroline Campbell's Loiterbot) before a second discussion of her practice as a writer and visual artist who embraces experimental approaches to words and the means by which they find readers.
With a PhD in Creative & Critical Writing, Joanna is the author of a number of books including Break.up, Vertigo, Hotel, Seed, Grow a Pair, Words from the World’s End, and My Life as a Godard Movie. Her most recent work Miss-Communication was supported by an Irish government Markievicz Award. May 2022 also sees publication of her next book, Girl Online. A User Manual.
“Miss-Communication is a book of two halves. On each recto page, an AI text generated from the prison letters of Irish rebel politician and British aristocrat, Constance Markievicz, and interviews with 20th century Dublin women collected by Máirín Johnston in her 1988 book Dublin Belles. On each verso page, a choose-your-own-critical-theory adventure investigating language, autonomy, creativity, and gender identity. Joanna Walsh has both programmed the AI and written the essay, but is she the author of either ‘work’?”
See also miss-communication.ie
Hosted by the Art in the Contemporary World programme at NCAD, this event is free and open to all.
No booking required.
Copies of the book will be on sale (cash/paypal/revolut).