The debut of ‘The Something-Nothings’ – a Small Wonder-commissioned composition inspired by Virginia Woolf’s Orlando.
Truth! Truth! Truth! He was a woman.
Virginia Woolf’s Orlando extols transformation.
Writer Olivia Laing and performance artist La JohnJoseph will read Laing’s Small Wonder commissioned composition, The Something-Nothings, a passionate dialogue with Woolf’s seductive, identity-shifting text.
This will be followed by a conversation, together with artist Sarah Wood, about how the gender-defiant novel still crackles with radical possibilities nearly a century on.
Olivia Laing’s new book Crudo is currently making waves.
Sarah Wood works with film and text.
La JohnJoseph works at the intersection of film and live performance.
Olivia Laing and Sarah Wood’s collaborative installation ‘A Million Candles’, a celebration of Orlando, wass on display in the Hay Barn from 8 to 23 September.
Small Wonder shuttle bus to/from Lewes Train Station (£3 return/ £2 one way).
Supported by Much Ado Books