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Patrick Cosgrove

Since 2017 I have had the privilege of being involved with Steve Fowler’s Poem Brut project. Alongside exhibiting works, I have engaged in performances exploring the interaction of material, sound and semi-ritualistic processes. Originally no conscious intent or theoretical agenda lay behind them - what drove these performances was instinct, affect and an inclination towards uncensored creation.

Ali Graham

My Poem Brut commission will consist of an essay and a performance, and each of these will be a ground for exploring genres of speech, customer service, embarrassment, and interruption. Time spent working in customer service (and writing whilst on shift) has alerted me to the variations in speech, the affects specific to such an environment, particularly embarrassment, annoyance and boredom. In service industry jobs, there is a great deal of forced speech; a need to at times speak unnaturally, and at others hold back your words. 

Final Project: Stories for 1st Graders

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Hi everyone,

It is rare that I feel truly connected to an entire class. Thank you for keeping our learning spaces welcoming and constructive whether we were in-person or virtual. I have attached my slides containing my books and will my videos of me reading them below. 


Rosie King Video

Haben Girma Video

Judy Heumann Video


Have a great summer and I hope you see you all next semester (fingers crossed)!

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