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June 21, 2006

1001 nights cast


Northern Solstice Marks One Year Duration

1001 nights cast is one year old today, the northern summer solstice. To mark the occasion Barbara Campbell, the artist, invited Anne Brennan to co-write the story, as she and Campbell did the very first story.

Each morning Barbara reads newspaper reports covering events in the Middle East. She selects a prompt word or phrase that leaps from the page with generative potential. She renders the prompt in watercolour and posts it to the site.

Last year's prompt "the challenge of healing"; the prompt source was The Associated Press, 'Opposition wins vote in Lebanon', International Herald Tribune online, 21/06/05. Today's prompt was "a year after"; the prompt source: Ewen MacAskill and Simon Tisdall, 'A year on, Ahmadinejad's popularity is soaring', Guardian Unlimited, 21/06/06.

At the beginning of each webcast Barbara reveals the performance number stamped onto an individually-crafted tongue stud.

Posted by jo at June 21, 2006 03:31 PM