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‘In a quiet empty room, all those women with strong eyes were sincerely listening to the women's voice which comes from a small black a modern medium…operating the black machine to give the people the voice from other world – actually their inside, like all the oracles.’ *

~~~blue~~~black~~~permanent~~~ transmits the crosstalk, glitches and silences of three ‘radio spaces’; the colour of Gertrude Stein’s Tender Buttons, Annabel Nicolson’s ‘quiet voice’, and a half remembered scene from Margaret Tait’s film of generations of women, Blue Black Permanent, a poet scribbling in a notebook in the pouring rain...

in my mind I had an image of a room that would be completely blue, and this is the sound…

Wednesday 7 July 18.00: blue
Thursday 8 July 18.00: black
Friday 9 July 18.00: permanent

Review by Kazuko Hohki in Musics magazine, of *Women and Creativity, a performance by Annabel Nicolson, 1979


Rachel Cattle is co-editor with John Hughes of JOAN, a publishing project for contemporary interdisciplinary writing. Through an expanded publishing practice, her work explores undervalued feminist methodologies and gestures–offering new possibilities for revitalising and amplifying these across writing, drawing, performance, and sound. Witch Dance (pub. Centre for Useless Splendour, 2017) is held in the Tate Library Collections, and La a dybird was published by Ma Bibliotheque in 2019. Her work has been broadcast on Resonance fm and Radiophrenia, exhibited and performed at The Barbican, Focalpoint, CCA Glasgow, Clockwork, Berlin, Publish and Be Damned and ASP at the ICA. She is a member of experimental sound collective BxNT.