Side A/Side B

Side A

I am almost incapable of listening to these meditations at the moment, but I don’t want that to deter you.

In fact, I would like very much to encourage you, if you are in Sydney, to go to the Dickson St Space next Saturday 12 April between 11.00am and 5.00pm and to listen to this ten-minute tandem poetry meditation created by sound artist Tom Hogan (aka Scott Sandwich) and my good self.

For one day only.

These are the details:

“Side A / Side B” is an audio installation, to be experienced by two people at a time – strangers, friends, or lovers.

The work is ten-minute tandem poetry meditation created by Sydney sound artist Tom Hogan (aka Scott Sandwich) and Brisbane poet Eleanor Jackson, which premiered as a live performance in 2013 at the Queensland Poetry Festival, for vocals and guitar.

Designed to be experienced by two people at the same time, “Side A / Side B” asks only that you take a seat, choose a side and conjure up the face of the one you love. The installation seats two participants opposite each other, with “degradable sound” (tape or vinyl) on headphones. The two meditations are structured to move listeners through three distinct movements, using language and sound to create a hypnotic, contemplative place of love and loss.

Come along to the Dickson St. Space and experience this lovely and thought provoking work.

The event is free and all are welcome! No bookings required. Facebook details here:

I would be very grateful if the work moved you in some way, or even if you just found the time to connect with it. My skins are half dressed in anticipation.


By Eleanor Jackson

Eleanor Jackson is a Filipino Australian poet, performer, arts producer, cyclist, writer, gal about town, feminist, freewheeler, and friend.

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