Back in May, along with my fellow collaborators Dr Pablo de Orellana, Dr Christiana Spens and artist Tom de Freston, I spoke to the KCL War Studies Podcast team about the Truth Tellers. We talk about interdisciplinary approaches, trauma, our methodology and of course, all things unspeakable/silent/absent and how to put those into visual art and textual presence.
Truth Tellers (see more here) is still being exhibited until May 30th at The Exchange, King’s College London. Below is an interview with me talking about poem writing from a practice-based research perspective.
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Repost from @kcl_warstudies • Poet, Mariah Whelan takes us through her methodological approach to exploring #trauma in relation to the #manchesterattack2017 • The Truth Tellers exhibition will be on display at The Exchange, King’s College London (Bush House North East Wing) until 30 May. All are welcome! @culturalkings @kcl_warstudies #kingscollegelondon
Just back from a fantastic week and weekend in Dublin where I presented a paper at TEXT/SOUND/PERFORMANCE on using archive as a de-stabilising form in my work in my poem-writing practice. I was up there with some incredible co-panellists and it amazed me how well they all chimed with each other. It really did.
So thrilled this 9-month in the making project is about to come to fruition in an exhibition running from April 25th to May 30th. Truth Tellers explores how sense was made of the collective trauma of the 2017 Manchester Arena attacks by developing new Art-IR analytical methods that combine creative practices and international relations methods to recover and explore the aesthetic codes of trauma, community and identity.
For more information about the project you can visit here: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/departments/warstudies/research/groups/arts/truthtellers/index
Hey, you can hear me speaking about poetry and how travelling all over the world has had an impact on my writing here, at ‘La ninfa Eco’ podcast with my very talented poet-friend Gaby Sambucetti.
The wonderful Argentinian poet Gaby Sambucetti interviewed me over at Liberoamerica. We spoke about writing, white privilege and how to dismantle it here:
Another year, another winner of Oxford Writers’ House Peregrine Prize for writers aged under 18. We had another fantastic group of submissions from kids and young people within the OX postcode and you can read more about the event and winners here.