2017 Events

Bodies Saying Words

Image courtesy of Jesper List Thomsen


Thursday, 16 March 2017


18.30 – 19.30


Grand Union Gallery, 19 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 5RS


Free, booking recommended.

An evening of poetry readings and performances on embodied language with work by Jesper List Thomsen and Hanne Lippard.

‘Avoiding The Genius’ by Jesper List Thomsen is a new piece of writing to be read out loud. He uses language as a strategy to lift eight sculptures from their original landscape in the Villa Giulia, Palermo, Sicily.

Hanne Lippard has composed a new performance with some of her existing text-based works that explore language through rhythm, sound and visual forms of speech.

Jesper List Thomsen (born 1978, Denmark) is an artist and writer based in London. Hanne Lippard (born 1984, UK) is an artist based in Berlin.

Presented by Grand Union in partnership with Arts & Science Festival.