Poetry and performance: Anna Barham, Carrie Topley and Philip Terry


Art Exchange

admission free

6.00 – 7.00pm

This evening the relationship between poetry and performance will be explored by artist Anna Barham, tap dancer Carrie Topley and poet Philip Terry.

Artist Anna Barham, performs Slick Flection (2012) with tap dancer Carrie Topley, a poem which borrows its structure from the annotation of a tap dance in which sylllables are reordered to the rhythms of voice and text.  Poet Philip Terry,  (Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies) will also add a subtle performative element to new work  that takes its inspiration from Dante’s Inferno, re-set at the University of Essex. .

Literally, poetry in motion!

Please come along and join us at Art Exchange for an hour of performance and poetry over a glass of wine or beer.


Anna Barham was born in 1974 and lives and works in London. She graduated from Slade School of Fine Art in 2001. Recent exhibitions include ‘Anna Barham’, Frieze Frame, Frieze Art Fair; ‘White City’, Art on the Underground, ‘Revolver’, Matts Gallery and ‘Stutter’ at Tate Modern, London.

Philip Terry’s interests include the theory and practice of creative writing, particularly the work of Oulipo, translation and re-workings of myth and history in postmodern fiction. His publications include Aesopocrypha (1996), Ovid Metamorphosed (2000) and Oulipoems (2007).