After another tumultuous winter for the arts community, Performing Lines reached out to some of our associated artists to touch base. In this series of interviews, which will be published throughout October, we spoke about lockdown coping strategies, how each artist’s practice and perspective has changed over the past year, and where creative work fits in the middle of a pandemic (if at all).
Today we hear from Ian Sinclair, an experimental artist, playwright and Live Art curator:
As many have pointed out, art and culture that we can access at home has been the saving grace of lockdowns. What are some of the things you’ve been reading, watching, or listening to?
I’ve been reading The First Time I Thought I Was Dying by polymath Sarah Walker which is a bunch of personal essays – a sort of autobiographical, body horror, fan fiction to her own anatomy and The Performance by Claire Thomas – which is a great read for those equally missing the experience live performance and who dread the anxieties of being an audience member.