A writing workshop with Kirsty Hendry
Through his pioneering use of photography, Ulay has consistently questioned notions of identity and self-image. Type Cast is the first in a series of events to accompany Cooper Gallery’s exhibition Ulay: so you see me.
This workshop, led by Kirsty Hendry explores writing, caption, and found image to examine the various ways we perform ourselves for one another through the things we encounter, record, and share.
Using the existing contents of participants phones as a starting point, participants will work together to play and experiment with notions of character borrowed from horoscopes, T.V, cinema, and literary fiction to explore the tensions between representation, sincerity, and authenticity.
These collaborative outcomes will be shared on the Cooper Gallery Instagram and blog.
Kirsty Hendry is an artist who produces writing, events, and projects interested in practices of distribution and their relationships to language, identity, and subjectivity. Hendry’s works often reflect on ideas of labour, work, and the body; unpicking their effect upon our sense of selfhood and embodiment. Recent projects include: Colourless Green Ideas Sleep Furiously (curated by Kati Kärki, with Jude Browning, Jake Watts and Magda Buczek), Figure 4 at Baltic 39, Newcastle, UK (2017); Unknown Outcomes(collaboration with Debi Banerjee) online commission for MAP Magazine, UK (2016); Alt-W Blush Response, Edinburgh Arts Festival, City Art Centre, Edinburgh, UK (2016); Soft Control, Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, UK (2016) and Tenderpixel: Futures, ICA, London, UK (2015).