Red Room – Edinburgh Festival 2016

Red, Like Our Room Used to Feel will be performed once again at the Edinburgh festival, this time as part of the Forest Fringe programme. A new show starts every 20 minutes, eighteen shows every day, from Tuesday 16 – Saturday 20 August.

An intimate one-to-one poetry performance from Ryan Van Winkle. An audio voyage featuring ambient melodies from Ragland. An installation with paintings, photographs and ephemera from a host of artists. A little space to listen. Joy, memory and loss condensed into 15 minutes. A red room to lay down in with a free cup of port or tea and as many biscuits as you like.

‘Intimate and haunting’ (Lyn Gardner, Guardian)

‘Simple, yearning and effective’ (Andrzej Lukowski, Time Out)

Queensland Poetry Festival 2015

A new track, in collaboration with Ryan Van Winkle, has been included in the 2015 Queensland Poetry Festival. The theme of the festival is ‘Language is a virus from outer space’. The song is titled “Too Many Raindrops” and features on a usb stick of work from various artists. <O>PEN, poems in zero & ones, will be available in a limited edition of 100 usbs at the festival bookshop.

Red Room – Video

Ryan has been working with Luke Fleming to create a short film of the Red Room project:

“A glimpse at Ryan Van Winkle’s intimate poetry performance. An audio voyage featuring ambient melodies from Ragland. An installation with paintings, photographs and ephemera from a host of artists. Joy, memory and loss condensed into 15 minutes.

When performed you’ll find a red room to lay down in. A cup of tea, a snifter of port, and space to listen.”