‘Driving the Blues Away’ is a monologue in English by Danish-Dutch-Swedish performance artist Olof Olsson. It’s a meditation and celebration of the failures and perversities of language, and the body through which it resonates. The performance lasts for one hour and fifty minutes. But there is a break. There’s some ‘strong language’ and a little bit of singing – but nothing worse.
Scrivener’s Monthly is a series of public presentations that explore the space between material practices and spoken words: a periodical that talks. Set alongside the exhibitions program at Western Front, this experiment in “not publishing” involves readings, performances, and other articulations.