Horas Perditam : A collaboration of Coney and Writerguy

Dena, Christy (2013) Horas Perditam : A collaboration of Coney and Writerguy. [Other]

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An experiment in narrative play.

Ten Threaders explored an urban physical space and creatively related what they encountered via mobile to their Weavers. Weavers creatively shaped this material to fashion a collaborative story on the fly, framed by a theme of loss and connection.

The Weavers

On Threader’s Day, during the hours of the lost, Threaders and Weavers collaborate to recover moments of connection and loss, of missed (or not) meetings and inevitable (or not) parting.

Threaders: Your path begins near Brick Lane. Use your gift to discover threads.

The threads may be thin at start, as fine as an inkling or as fleet as a passing memory. Yet they pull forth deep personal moments which in turn lead to the most powerful stories in human experience, ones that partake of the mythic inevitable. On a street in London, as the sun declines, Gilgamesh pursues, Orpheus sings, Perdita boards a ship, Eurydice walks forever toward the light… as the Lady of Shalott works her loom.

Weavers: The fabric a Threader stitches through is the ancient story rediscovered every time one person follows or leads another. As your Threader describes the moments and aspects of this journey to you, in spoken words and written words and in images sent from their phone, you weave these impressions into a multithreaded story, in concert with the other Weavers. And you help guide your Threader across the storyscape, with your narrative intuition and by pulling the threads that connect to times in your own life.

Impact and interest:

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ID Code: 76567
Item Type: Creative Work (Other)
Refereed: No
Additional Information: Online Live Writer
Other Contributors:
Role Contributors
  • Annette Mees, Ken Eklund, John Gottschaulk
  • Ellie Stamp, Holly Hardy, Jess Denning, Nina Steiger, Poppy McNee, Russell Finch, Sam Howey Nunn, Silke Abele, Sophie Sampson and David Varela, Tanya Dean
  • Christy Dena, Dave Felida, Hannah Wood, Jonathan May, Klaas Kuitenbrouwer, Laurel Kilgour, Mita Williams, Sara Thacher, Tassos Stevens, Tom Bowtell, and The Weavers Minkettes: Becca Wadlinger, Brooke Barker, Laura Hall, Minkette
Material: Experimental narrative play, live and online
Keywords: Experimental narrative play, online writing
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting) (190402)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Deposited On: 07 Oct 2014 23:06
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2014 01:05

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