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Objects of Affection: Creative Writing Workshop
November 5 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Objects of Affection: Creative writing workshop with Izzie Major
“The creative mind plays with the objects it loves” – Carl Jung
Sunday 5 November, 2-5pm (including 20 minute break) at Metal Liverpool
A creative writing workshop unlocking the creative power of ‘things’. Using objects as inspiration for creative writing, Izzie will lead a series of playful automatic writing exercises and improvisations aimed at awakening the subconscious, encouraging participants to both be and create with their chosen objects. Using a mixture of play, ritual and dream-theory, participants will be led to connect sensuously with their objects, revealing potential inner/outer worlds, dreams and fantasies, exploring the object’s vital presence and what this may reveal to us about our own innermost desires and sense of humanity.
For the final section of the workshop, we will have the opportunity to perform our writings and creative actions to one another.
Please select an object from your home that you would like to connect a little deeper with and bring it with you. Perhaps something you don’t understand (like an uncomfortable pillow) or something you have a long and complicated relationship with (like a piece of cutlery). Participants should bring an object from their home they do not mind others handling or working with.
New writers and established writers welcome.
To book, please visit the link here. Limited to 20 places.
“Under this mask, another mask. I will never be finished removing all these faces” – Claude Cahun
“For beauty to work, there must be a surface capable of receiving the wound.” ― Timothy Morton
Note: Metal Liverpool has step-free access to the rear of platform 1-2.
About the artist
Izzie Major is a performance artist whose work explores the absurd, the ritualistic, the macabre, the feminine and the grotesque. She has a current obsession and love/hate relationship with domesticity, it’s strange and questionable role in humanity. She is passionate about bringing extraordinary artistic experiences to non-theatre spaces and community settings.
Izzie’s creative practice has its roots in improvisation, automatism, immersion, surrealism, play, chance and mystery. She has worked with a range of arts organisations including Hope Street Limited, Tate Liverpool, Capstone Theatre, Unity Theatre, Liverpool Biennial, Bluecoat and most recently Sisters Hope in Denmark. Her latest show The Bedroom will showcase in February 2024, in a bedroom of the iconic Adelphi Hotel.