Mark Greenwood

Lateral Branches, 2008

Using the names of trees commonly found in the British Isles, Greenwood uses a systematic deranging of the lexical insert, as found in dictionaries and horticultural guides, in order to generate a textual poetics that oscillates between mediations of a production process from trees to paper, page to hypertext. Ordering, classification and the naming of things are re-configured in order to provide minimal narratives framed by the traced outlines of trees. A lateral reading of the trees will provide alternative narratives that mirror ideas of cross pollination and a hybridisation of text and species

Mark is a performance artist/ writer originally from Newcastle but now based in Plymouth. Mark regularly curates the Red Ape Language Project at Plymouth Arts Centre and contributes writing for a number of on-line art journals including AN Interface, Writing from Live Art and Total Theatre.

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