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Meet You There at Six, Treasure Hill Artist Village, Taipei. Image still. Image: Shamica Ruddock.

Shamica Ruddock to take part in New Writing Weekend with New Contemporaries and Hospitalfield

26 July 2022

Five New Contemporaries Alumni artists, including Jerwood Bursaries alumni Shamica Ruddock, will take part in the New Writing Weekend.

The five NC Alumni artists announced who will be participating in the New Writing Weekend (30 September – 2 October 2022) with Hospitalfield are Christopher Bond, Seren Metcalfe, Bella Riza, Shamica Ruddock and Agnieszka Szczotka.

Shamica Ruddock was selected as a Jerwood Bursaries 2020-2021 artist, a programme which funded artists to explore and develop their next steps. Working predominantly between sound and moving image, Shamica’s current practice is primarily concerned with speculation, fiction, and folklore. Considering the ways Black diasporas are engaged and explored through sound, Shamica has been particularly interested in how black techno sonic production functions as a form of speculation, narrativizing and worldmaking. Through film Shamica explores Afro-Caribbean puppetry, masquerade, and oral folk storytelling practices. Shamica was a 20/21 FLAMIN Fellow, was the eleventh Postgraduate Artist in Residence at the South London Gallery (2021-2022) and is currently an Eccles Centre Visiting Fellow researching Maroon histories in ‘The Guianas’.

Using the analogy of rambling as a theme, the long weekend’s programme of activities will explore writing as practice by undertaking both group and individual exercises. Joined by leading artists and writers, the programme will comprise opportunities to produce new writing and offers feedback, collective learning, and informal dialogue with artist peers.

As an extension of the New Writing with New Contemporaries project, which launched in 2019, this discursive and collaborative weekend will bring together five NC artists to form a peer group and to develop their skills and experiment with new methods of writing as practice, including publishing and performance. Joined by leading artists and writers, the programme will comprise opportunities to produce new writing and offers feedback, collective learning, and informal dialogue with artist peers. This new research or work may be shared with NC audiences through different outputs.

Find out more

Find out more about New Writing Weekend, here.

Read more about Shamica Ruddock, here.