Sean Edwards Performance Lecture: Thickness on Paper
Thursday, 4 February 2016, 18.00 – 19.30
Tickets: £3/2, booking via Bluecoat
Taking as it’s starting point a Billiards and Snooker instruction manual published in 1957 by Richard Holt this second draft of a ‘work in progress’ will sit somewhere between a lecture, an instructional video and a ‘live’ moment of studio practice that will set the piece as an instigational proposition akin to the moment of ball-contact itself.
Having learned to stand properly at the table and how to hold and strike with the cue, let us now study the basic ball contacts, which are: full-ball, half-ball, three- quarter ball and quarter ball. By implanting these firmly in our minds we are enabled to make intermediate contacts when required.
To make such contacts is, with the obvious exception of the full-ball, called ‘dividing the object-ball.’
The lecture will include a rare screening of Edwards’ 2007 video, ‘Table’.