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Make Good: Contemplation and Artistic Practice

7:00 pm

Lumen, Kings Cross

Donna Matthews discusses spiritual contemplation and its relationship to artistic practice.

Join us for our next Make Good event, this time on a Friday evening, and at a new venue: Lumen in Kings Cross.

7pm for food, 7.30pm talk

Tickets at Eventbrite here.

We will be joined by Donna Matthews who will reflect on the way contemplation has become foundational to her art practice. Donna will discuss parallels between flow, free improvisation, and speaking in tongues, looking at them as intuitive modes of consciousness that enhance receptivity to inspiration.

Donna Matthews is an improvisor, musician, and video artist. In the 1990’s she played lead guitar in Elastica and lo-fi, DIY band Klang, and in subsequent years devised and facilitated creative workshops for people in recovery from addiction. She is currently studying a practice-based PhD in Music at  University of Glasgow, researching Improvisation as a Liminal Experience. Interested in issues such as poetic intuition, inspiration, and gift, her work explores how the intuitive state might be conveyed through aesthetic form, whilst also exploring improvisation as a means of ‘undoing form’ in order to experience the inspired state.

A light dinner of cold food will be provided.

Lumen can be found at 88 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9RS

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