Events - Festival 2020

HashtagPoetry#

Wednesday 2 March, 10:00 - Sunday 6 March, 22:00
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street - Level 1 & 2 Foyers
FREE

For StAnza’s first ever festival exhibition on Instagram the experiments of Tristan Tzara and William Burroughs are updated to the era of the smartphone and Twitter by Clive Birnie

Clive Birnie updates the experiments of Tristan Tzara and William Burroughs to the era of the smartphone to explore the hidden poetry of Twitter. Taking random screen grabs of the Twitter app on an iPhone he redacts, erases and paints over them in photo editing apps before posting to Instagram. The enigmatic results have a vein of black humour, and may feature the occasional zombie or cake-eating killer goat. Look out for prints of the Hashtag Poems posted around festival venues and follow @stanzapoetry and @clivebirnie on Instagram.

In partnership with Burning Eye Books

Participants: Clive Birnie

Venue

The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Level 1 & 2 Foyers

Location: At the top of Abbey Street off the east end of South Street. Also accessible from the Byre Close off South Street

Includes: Auditorium, Studio Theatre, Conference Room, foyers, Café Bar &...