Project Fitties go to Brussels

Senior Lecturer, Judith Tucker, has recently returned from Brussels after presenting work at the EASLCE conference 2016.

The European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture, and the Environment (EASLCE), as part of a worldwide network of affiliated organizations, brings together scholars, artists, and activists with an interest in the study of the interrelationship between nature and human cultures. It aims to foster a dialogue on environmental issues across cultural and disciplinary boundaries.

As an artist interested in memory, postmemory, notions of haunted archeology and deep mappings, Judith collaborated with Harriet Tarlo, (Reader in Creative Writing , Sheffield Hallam), best known for her radical landscape poetry, to produce work for the conference.

Under their collective, ‘ Project Fitties’, the pair produced a giant scroll of open form poems  and images of paintings especially for the EASLCE/BASCE conference in Brussels 2016. They also gave a paper about some of the ideas around this work, “Threadings, bendings, tanglings: poetry, painting and place”.

Drawing on more than 20 years of individual creative work concerning landscape, place and environment they began collaborating in 2011, and through all the complexities of what is involved in working with painting and drawing in relation to poetry, and in conversation with each other, their work seeks to provide an enriched perspective of a specific place.Their cross-disciplinary work has yielded a wide range of works in a diversity of forms, these have included exhibitions, artists’ books and live readings with accompanying projections.