Fri 23 Feb
Who does not envy with us is against us is a collection of essays on working-classness that demonstrates Maria Fusco's exceptional talent for weaving together the analytical and the poetic to create an affecting and profound work. With expressive prose, Fusco deftly captures the experiences of the global working class, illuminating emotions that unite them across borders and lines. This is a tribute to the resilience and tenacity of working-class communities, and an invitation to readers to join in a deeper understanding of their struggles and triumphs. Through her masterful storytelling, Fusco utilises the power of language to elevate the voices of those who have long been silenced, creating a symphony of words that will echo long after the final page.
Maria Fusco is a working-class Belfast born writer, based in Scotland. Her work spans the registers of critical, performance and theoretical writing. She is the founder/editor of The Happy Hypocrite journal for experimental writing, the author of eight sole-authored books and writer/director of five largescale performance works, most recently the opera-film History of the Present, co-made with Margaret Salmon with new composition by Annea Lockwood. She is Professor of Interdisciplinary Writing at the University of Dundee, formally holding posts at University of Edinburgh and Goldsmiths, University of London. mariafusco.net
Anne Tallentire is an artist who works across a range of media. Through visual and textual interrogation of everyday materials and structures her practice examines geographical dislocation and demarcation in relation to infrastructure. Recent solo exhibitions include Measurement Plan curated by Helen Nesbit for Cromwell Place (2023); Material Distance, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton (2022); But this material…, The MAC, Belfast, Ireland (2021); As happens, Hollybush Gardens, London (2020) and Plan (…), Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria (2019). In 2018 Tallentire was the recipient of a Paul Hamlyn Award for Artists. She is Professor Emerita of Fine Art at Central Saint Martins.
(image credit: Photograph by Greag Mac a’ tSaoir)