Steve Dutton

University of Lincoln, United Kingdom

     The Present Tense of Writing

The conference subject is Writing. Not the written, not to write, but simply the doing of writing. Here the act of writing is the act of summoning the work. What might this mean then for a body of writing – a body of doing as opposed to a body of the written? In exploring this relationship between writing and doing, I will present spoken words which focus on images of two necessarily always ‘incomplete’ paintings. These works apply strategies in which different ‘voices’ or ‘registers’ are written. The texts themselves are positioned up, down, and/or mirrored in an approach to get inside and behind themselves in a spatial/conceptual play.