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People Are Being Understood

People Are Being Understood

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  • Sun 8 Sep ’13, 8:00am – 3:00pm
  • Mon 9 Sep ’13, 8:00am – 3:00pm
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  • Mon 30 Sep ’13, 8:00am – 3:00pm
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Crusty Corner Cafe, 1 North Rd, North East Valley, Dunedin


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

People Are Being Understood - Anny Trolove - Winter 2013

This collection of poems is rearranged excerpts from varied sources, primarily the workbook from a Safety for the Rebuild training I attended last month. Also an assortment of discarded magazines, advertisements, and pamphlets are in this collection reticulated as poetry. External cautions have become texts for protecting or navigating the inner rebuild; high viz ventures tender/intimate. The poetic content is what came through after repetitive episodes of bivouacking in a caravan, putting words in their place when my heart and brain felt out of place.

The leaf marks were pestled using doris plum and cabbage dyes dampening chosen leaves. I love using fresh materials like these because they are common, no one had to work in a factory to make them, and they are so good to spend time with.

The tip out Halswell way provided ex-demolition rimu I salvaged for the frames and fashioned using the wrong tools (a borrowed dropsaw, a pocketknife, screws, borrowed pva, oil out of a vinegar bottle), stubbornness and frustration, but sometimes also a real feeling of satisfying work, working in the sparkling frosts.

People Are Being Understood is a tribute to construction workers, to persistence, to roughness, to winter, to the on going on going, also to the vulnerabilty, and the caring-gentleness in Otautahi just now. This mahi is also most heartily to creative reticulation. To discovering, in the words of Bill Watterson, ‘There’s treasure everywhere!’

Thanks be with:
The gifters of thread, the gifters of wood, the gifters of advice, of sack cloth, of tools, the plants whose extremities I used, the suppliers of glass; namely - our harakeke bush, the Halswell tip, Kiwi and Olly, Black Betty’s, Jacinta, Liv, Trinity Glass, Josie and Nigel Trolove, and Crusty Bakery.

Poems: each $100 or koha.
Website: annytrolove.tumblr.com
Email: anny@bigwhitecloud.com

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