A special screening at the Golden Age Cinema and Bar on Wednesday, 9 September at 8.30 pm.
Writing Not Yet Thought captures an exchange between Adrian Heathfield and the acclaimed and prolific author Hélène Cixous that took place in her Paris home in September 2010. Cixous discusses the practice of writing – considering fiction, theatre, the essay and poetry – alongside its relation to painting, music and philosophy. As the dialogue with Heathfield evolves, writing emerges as a site and instrument for encounters with other voices and otherness, mortality and mystery, the infinite and the ‘not yet thought’.
The conversation with Cixous is punctuated by various interruptions and affinities (animal and familial) that are taken into the movement of her thought. Cixous’ discourse flies between subjects as diverse as the song of the poetic, the temporality of invention, the re-thinking of the tragic, and the word becoming flesh and air in theatre.
The screening will be introduced by Stephanie Rosenthal, Artistic Director of the 20th Biennale of Sydney, and followed by a Q&A with Adrian Heathfield. Heathfield is a writer and curator working across the scenes of live art, performance and dance. He is part of a group of Attachés – thirteen eminent curators, writers and theorists – invited to work alongside Rosenthal in shaping the 20th edition of the Biennale of Sydney.
Writing Not Yet Thought: Hélène Cixous with Adrian Heathfield
Direction, Camera and Editing: Hugo Glendinning
Duration: 57 minutes
Image: Video still from Writing Not Yet Thought: Hélène Cixous with Adrian Heathfield