Friday 13 October 2023

Alertism - SJ Fowler

Welcome to the Alertism exhibition, featuring artistic and literary works that were inspired by the Emergency Alert test message that was sent to people with a mobile device on Sunday 23rd April at 3pm.

Our second alert comes from poet and artist SJ Fowler.
With all the written pieces for this exhibition we asked writers to submit works no longer than 55 words (the same length as the government alert sent on the 23rd April). The written alerts were sent electronically/digitally to the First Responders. The response below SJ Fowler's work comes from Dutch writer Arlette Hovinga.

First Responder: Arlette Hovinga

We are all in this together but our safety is in our numbers 
Remember to always have hope - the thing with feathers


SJ Fowler a poet, writer and performer working in the literary, modernist and avant-garde traditions. He has published ten collections of poetry, over twenty publications of limited edition poetry, art and collaborative works and been commissioned by Tate Modern, BBC Radio 3, The British Council, Tate Britain, Liverpool Biennial and Wellcome Collection amongst others for texts, performances and installations.

Arlette Hovinga is an award-winning publicist, marketing/media director, and a professional member of The Recording Academy. She organizes press tours for festivals around the world and designs marketing and press campaigns for artists and labels. She has worked with The Four Tops, The Temptations, Earth Beat Agency, Matt Bianco, Manu Delago, and many others and has written for JazzForum and Jazz in Europe.

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