Skip to primary navigation | Skip to content | Skip to footer
This page is part of the 2008 FESTIVAL ARCHIVE.
Visit the current Melbourne Writers Festival website for details of the next festival.

Static: white noise writ large


This amazing night of entertainment features the international premiere of Static, a performance commissioned by Going Down Swinging, and also includes a performance by Tracie Morris (USA).

Tracie Morris is an American poet and academic. She emerged as a performer and writer from the Lower East Side poetry scene in the early 1990s as a local performer in the slam scene located in the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York City. She began touring with other slam poets around the country and abroad as well as performing with musicians she met through the Black Rock Coalition. Morris is now known as a sound artist, poet and occasional theatrical performer. She has taught in several institutions and is the 2007-2008 Centre for Programs in Contemporary Writing Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania.

Tracie Morris appears courtesy of the Queensland Poetry Festival.

After the interval...(the bar in the BMW Edge will be open)

Static::white noise writ large

Three spoken word performers, one musician, absolutely no interference!

A collaborative poetic work to reach through the TV set of our minds into the unknown, the alien, the other. Three writers who work with the living, sounding, live poetic voice come together combining the arts of oral storytelling, theatre and comedic monologue.

Nathan Curnow, Sean M Whelan & alicia sometimes all work with musician Quinn Stacpoole to create Static, a 60 minute journey into the tele-visual ether. It's poetry in motion.

Directed by Kieran Carroll.

Commissioned by Going Down Swinging for the Spoken Word Victoria Tour 2008 Static will also be travelling to the Ex Libris Book Festival in Port Fairy on 6th September and then to Ballarat.

See for more information.

Supported by Arts Victoria.


Date: 29 August 2008

Time: 8.30pm 10.30pm

Venue: BMW Edge

Cost: $15.00 full $13.00 concession until August 2
$20.00 full $18.00 concession from August 3

Click here for tickets!