Jennie Guy


How to See Clearly from a Distance

For Neutral, (TULCA Festival of Visual Art 2014), I invited a selection of people to record sounds, stories and texts that they wrote themselves or to record work by other writers or artists that they liked. Taking the idea of the mix-tape as a starting point these audio fragments can be listened to individually or as a mysteriously (in)coherent assemblage. Available online via Soundcloud for the duration of the Galway-based arts festival Tulca 7th-23rd November, these voices offer a series of narratives that stray between the mundane and the imaginary, simultaneously distant and intimately present.

Readings include:

1. The Hanging Garden by Hu Fang, (read by Dennis McNulty)
2. An excerpt from Cork’s Lough by Fergal Gaynor
3. Imaginary Whistle by Jennie Guy
4. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown read by Russell Hart
5. An Encounter by Léa Lagasse
6. My House and Other Inventions by Tamarin Norwood
7. The Horse’s Laugh by Leila Peacock
8. Anonymous by Alan Phelan
9. The Girl Who Killed The Boy Who Cried Wolf by Frank Wasser

The total listening time for all nine pieces is 90 minutes.

How to See Clearly from a Distance is commissioned by Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust as part of Neutral, Tulca 2014. All hospitals within the Saolta University Health Care Group are participating in the project.