by Helen Cusack O’Keeffe
Writer and co-host, January 2020
When asked to lead a workshop for L’AiR Arts multidisciplinary residency programme last January, I had the chance to consider aspects of my own writing practice in the context of the 1920s, particularly pertinent for me as I am final-drafting a novel set in that period, and thus I decided to mine Dada philosophy for approaches that could propel the resident artists on an enjoyable gambol through the elysian fields of their subconscious. The niceties of plot could take a hike for once: fiction can become careless when concerned with structure but blind to life’s mysteries.
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Cover Image: Artists-in Residence, October 2018