03 February 2008


is a new Perth-based performance and publishing venture embarking from the 459 Bar at The Rosemount Hotel on Thursday, February 7.

Held monthly, the Cottonmouth performance project will showcase spoken-word artists, poets, sound artists, playwrights, new media specialists and anyone with narrative art tickling their epiglottis. Each showcase will contain one or two featured performers, sound artists and a number of shorter sets from emerging performers.

Audience participation is encouraged with inclusion of an ‘Open mic’ segment at each evening. A national podcast and print publication will accompany each Cottonmouth showcase.

The expedition aims to chart the outline of the creative enterprises of wordsmiths from across the nation, uncovering the rocky outcrops of talent reaching out to the murky depths. Cottonmouth will gather these treasures for display in one accessible atlas, fixing latitude and longitude, providing a new map for text and sound travellers.

Cottonmouth will expose audiences to work they may never have seen before, from both emerging and established word and soundsmiths. It will also bring new audiences for those producing the work.

Are there words twitching in the back of your throat? Letters searing scars on your tongue and sending spasms through your wisdom teeth? Is there scribble behind your lips and ink on your soft palate?

Are you Cottonmouth?

The inaugural Cottonmouth event will be held at 459 bar at The Rosemount Hotel, 459
Fitzgerald St, North Perth on Thursday, 7 February 2008.

Linguistic pyrotechnics are set to detonate in the mouths of Vivienne Glance, Jay Pruyn, Gabby Everall, Mathas, Simon Cox, Kevin Gillam, Scott-Patrick Mitchell, Bec Giggs, Allan Boyd, Benedict Moleta & Rosemary Halsmith. Master of Ceremonies duties will be executed and exceeded by Tomas Ford.

Doors open at 7pm, with first performance by Benedict Moleta with Rosemary Halsmith at 8pm. Open mic hopefuls are encouraged to arrive early as registrations are open from 7pm to 8pm, only.

Get ready to spit diction at Cottonmouth!

Participants and organisers of Cottonmouth are available for interview. For further information, or to arrange an interview, contact Sean Wilson on 0402 785 592 or email info@cottonmouth.org.au

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