Writers, critics and directors Mary Paterson and Rachel Louis Clapham jointly founded the writing collaboration “Open Dialogues – critical writing on and as performance”, which produces writing on and as performance. Mary was our guest for the first time in February 2011, when she presented their work and general approach to performance art at Samtalekøkken.
Critics & Cocktails
In 2014 we invited Mary back to Copenhagen for a residency. During her time here, she curated the “Critics & Cocktails” symposium at Overgaden Institut for Samtidskunst. We have a dedicated page for this event, you can read more about it here.
During her resideny, Mary also performed the Open Dialogues format NOTA, where she takes notes and stamps them while a performance is in progress. You can find a detailed description of the background of this project here.
About the Artist
Mary Paterson is a a writer, artist and producer who works across text, performance and visual art. She publishes widely on art and politics, with a particular specialism in the relations between writing and the live. Significant publications include Imagination and Potential (LADA: London, 2017), and the forthcoming titles Joshua Sofaer: Performance | Object | Participation (Intellect, 2020 – co-edited with Roberta Mock) and Thresholds: Experiments in Live Art and Writing in the 21st Century (Intellect, 2022 – co-edited with Diana Damian Martin).