Pete Clarke & Robert Sheppard to Exhibit in Edinburgh

Liverpool artist Pete Clarke and poet Robert Sheppard have collaborated on work to be shown in ‘Poetry Beyond Text  – Vision, Text + Cognition’
Dundee Contemporary Arts         5 March – 1 April 2011
Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh    14 May – 15 July 2011

Poetry Beyond Text: Vision, Text and Cognition is a multi-disciplinary research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and based at the Universities of Dundee and Kent. The project uses methods from literary criticism, aesthetics, experimental psychology, fine art and creative practice to study how readers respond to hybrid works which combine the textual with the visual, including digital poetry, concrete and visual poetry, artists’ books, text film and poetry combined with photography.

This exhibition will include fascinating and innovative commissioned works in all of these forms, as well as sculptural and interactive works, records of the processes of collaboration and creation, and other research findings. Contributing poets and artists include Will Maclean, John Burnside, Robert Sheppard & Pete Clarke, Thomas A. Clark, Marian Leven, Robin Robertson, John Cayley, Simon Biggs, Deryn Rees-Jones and Giselle Beiguelman.