by the Paris Lit Up team
Residency co-hosts, January 2020
As part of the international multidisciplinary residency, Paris Lit Up was invited to co-host a music and literature salon, featuring writers from the residency and local musicians.
We saw a variety of performances from the residents, many of whom chose to perform together, having become close friends over the past few weeks. Their warmth and mutual support was contagious. In keeping with the 1920s spirit, we ran late, danced and demanded endless encores before finally being ushered out onto Paris’ streets to find our way who knows where...
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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, January 2020