This anthology presents a range of artists’ ideas that are described in an overtly emotional or demonstrative manner through short pieces of creative writing.
Participants were invited to produce a text that defined their imaginative and mental processes whilst creating an artwork. For example, some have chosen to record a method of thinking behind the production of an existing piece, while others discuss a concept for an unmade artwork in a reflective manner, and/or its materiality, texture, colour, shape, size, and content.
Performances of the contributions within Emotionarama will take place within environments in which members of the audience will be free to lie down, relax and close their eyes to imagine through listening. Through this process, it is hoped that potential new collaborators will have an opportunity to engage with the book’s range of creative processes and subsequently realise their own ideas in multiple forms.
Artists include: Polly Apfelbaum, Abel Auer, Fiona Banner, Kerstin Brätsch, Confraternity of Neoflagellants (Neil Mulholland and Norman James Hogg), David Raymond Conroy, Ghislaine Leung, Cally Spooner, Jesper List Thomsen, Matt Copson, Liu Ding, Gerasimos Floratos, Andy Holden, Anna K.E, Florian Meisenberg, Mike Nelson, Alicia Paz, Alex Pollard, Andro Semeiko, Yuko Shiraishi, Amy Sillman, Mark Titchner, Tris Vonna-Michell, Lindsay Seers, Yu-Chen Wang, and Vicky Wright.