On Sunday last (24th March) I spent an afternoon at Rawson Projects facilitating a Writing Workshop with curator and writer Jessamyn Fiore. The workshop was devised around the short story written by Donald Barthelme called The Balloon. This story was used as a prompt by Jessamyn Fiore for curating the exhibition at Rawson Projects. I was invited to write a short piece in response to the story, which I read at the gallery on Sunday evening, to a small audience who gathered for the closing of the exhibition.
The workshop was twinned with sessions I have been hosting at CTVR/the telecommunications research centre as part of my PhD research known as Engineering Fictions. Through these sessions we are creating One-Sheets which are limited edition publications based upon each of the writing sessions. We hope to have these One-Sheets in circulation during the summer. I hope that we will be able to produce a One-Sheet based upon the New York workshop around The Balloon, which will become a twin to the Dublin based One-Sheet produced through CTVR.