Limited edition risograph publication of 50, by Rosie Morris. printed by Deborah Bower
This 12 page edition contains a continuous 5 page poem coupled with photographs taken on aged 35mm film in the former mansion house, assembly rooms and lodging house of 55/57 Westgate Road. An excerpt from the poem is printed below.
Dreamers, was compiled as part of the exhibition 55 Westgate Road // Dreamers, A site specific installation in the window of 55/57 Westgate Road, Newcastle, May 2015. The installation included an 8'57" looped film, 55 Westgate Road, with sound by Sam Grant and a copy of the publication displayed in the window.
Dreamers is available to purchase for £10 while copies remain. For more information please contact the artist.
Imagine the ground is
Tipping slowly away
As you lie
And dream of a strata of memories,
Denser than the layered wall paper,
Chartering taste and fashion preferences for pinks,
Art Deco, baby chicks and bunny rabbits.
Light creeps along at a steady pace,
Offering the walls a moment’s respite from the cold,
In return for hugs, when they touch,
And envelop each other limb to limb.
Oscillating beyond this haven
Humdrum of City marks out a different pace of passing:
Bin men collect the glassware,
The taxi engine chugs, waiting impatiently for the green light,
Still ensembles of engines tick,
Passing traffic hits crescendo - pitch.
The coaches must have driven up outside,
An opulent, Baroque parade of entertainment:
Ladies with calling cards,
Frivolity and merry-making!
I can hear the string orchestra,
Perhaps the odd recital.
I run up and down the stairs for a while to get the blood flowing... (cont'd)