Notes on a novel (that I am not going to write), or the swimming pool, or the hair, the herb and the bread or the tomato plant
Notes on a novel (that I am not going to write) or the swimming pool, or the hair, the herb and the bread or the tomato plant is Irene Solà's project for Barcelona Producció for digital environments.
Notes on a novel is a project about seeds that never grow, or about planting an apple tree but growing a tomato plant. It is the preparation for a novel that no one any longer intends to write. It is a novel that was never written and everything it could have been. It is a project about writing in the digital era, as the notes for this novel are going to be written online in a public folder on Google Drive. It is a meta-novel made up of all the plots, snippets and fragments, dialogues, notes and ides, and discarded material that were never braided. And it is also a swimming pool full of thoughts, books, articles, conversations, questions, discoveries, investigations, anecdotes and stories.
Notes on a novel , from September 18, 2017, at notesonanovel.com
Irene Solà is a writer and artist.
She has shown and read her work at the Whitechapel Gallery (London), Loop Festival, CCCB, Can Felipa, Sala d’Art Jove, Instituto Cervantes (London), ACVic, Bòlit (Girona), Museu de l’Emporda, Biennal d’Art Contemporani Català, Biennale de la Jeune Création Européenne, Quick Time Festival (Reykjavik), Festival Internacional de Poesia de Sant Cugat, Festa de la Poesia de Sitges and Festival Poesia i +, among others.
She received one of the 2016 grants for literary creation awarded by the Catalan Government Department of Culture, the 2015 Art Jove grant, the 2013 Ciutat de Vic grant for artistic creation and the 2012 Amadeu Oller Poetry Prize.
She curated Creure en 10 coses impossibles abans d’esmorzar for H. Associació per a les Arts Contemporànies and has also edited the fanzine VOLS RUSSOS.
She studied for her BA in Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona and Listaháskóli Íslands and for her MA in Literature, Film and Visual Culture at the University of Sussex, and took the Modern and Postmodern American Poetry course at the University of Pennsylvania.
She has published the poetry collection Bèstia (Galerada) / Beast (Shearsman Books).