Channelling Spirits and Excluded Histories (JENNIFER HIGGIE)
Guest author JENNIFER HIGGIE joins JILLIAN KNIPE to discuss her art writing practice via 'Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead' by Olga Tokarczuk. It's a compelling murder mystery set in a small mountainside village in Poland. As Winter caretaker of neighbouring properties, Janina spends her spare time translating the poems of William Blake into Polish with her friend and ex-student Dizzy.
We talk about how women found agency within the rise of spiritualism, telephoning the dead, art history as a work in progress, tigers of wrath, the golden age of female detective fiction, hanging out in Greece, bridge builders, astrology, precognitive dreams, human cruelty, climate crisis, bad writers, ghosts, eccentricities that make complete sense, taking your brain with all of its complications wherever you go, and Jennifer's passion for histories of exclusion, particularly those of women.
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BOOKS + AUTHORS + PUBLISHERS
Annie Besant 'Thought Forms' 1906
Brian Dillon 'Affinities' 2023
Dorothy L Sayers
Georgio Vasari 'The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects' 1550
Jennifer Higgie 'The Other Side: A Journey into Women, Art and the Spirit World' 2023
Jennifer Higgie 'The Mirror and the Palette' 2021
Jennifer Higgie 'Bedlam' 2006
J M Coetzee 'The Childhood of Jesus' 2013
Michael Bracewell 'Unfinished Business' 2023
Orion Publishing Group
Donna Huddleston 'Brighter' 2021
Hildagard of Bingen
Hilma af Klint
Homer 'Odyssey' 1614
Richard Dadd 'The Fairy Fellers Master Stroke' 1855-64
Wassily Kandinsky 'Composition V' 1911
GALLERIES + MUSEUMS + CURATORS
Cabaret Voltaire, Zürich 'Dada'
Camden Arts Centre 'Making and Unmaking' 2016
Hugh Lane, Dublin
Margo Neale, First Nations Curator, Museum of Australia, Canberra
MUMA, Monash University, Melbourne
Simon Lee, London
Tate Modern 'A Year in Art: Australia 1992'
The Box, Plymouth 'Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters'
BBC3 'The Essay' Jennifer Higgie 'Artists and the Spirit World'
Jennifer Higgie scriptwriter 'I Really Hate My Job' 2007
Mark Tanner Award
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