‘Nothing Happens in Huddersfield’ – Sheffield Off the Shelf festival event features Joanne Lee
Nothing Happens in Huddersfield is organised by Professor Richard Phillips, of the Department of Geography at University of Sheffield, editor of George Perec’s Geographies: Material, Performative and Textual Spaces, a book offering a rounded picture of Perec’s geographical interests.
At the event, Sheffield-based writers, performers and artists who have been inspired by the French experimental writer will be giving readings.
Featuring amongst them is senior lecturer in Graphic Design Joanne Lee who has contributed Force yourself to see more flatly: a photographic investigation of the infra-ordinary. This visual/verbal essay takes several of Perec’s instructions as to how to investigate place and uses them to examine the surfaces and messages found from Loxley Road to the Malin Bridge tram terminus, reflecting along the way about the research potential of a ‘determinedly superficial’ approach.
George Perec’s Geographies: Material, Performative and Textual Spaces, released on 14 October 2019 also features a chapter by Joanne entitled Photographic investigation of the infraordinary.
The event is free and open to all with no need to book.