The Dancers Inherit the Party

Developed on the Sharing Little Sparta Residency
Produced by Brighton Upton Trust
Designed by Isobel Lutz-Smith

2017

The Dancers Inherit the Party

Developed on the Sharing Little Sparta Residency
Produced by Brighton Upton Trust
Designed by Isobel Lutz-Smith

2017

The Dancers Inherit the Party is a limited edition, loose leaf folio describing a hypothetical programme of performances. The folio takes its title from a poem by the artist Ian Hamilton Finlay published before he became associated with the concrete poetry movement.

The folio contains hypothetical performances by: Maria Fusco, Suzanne van der Lingen, Chloe Reid, Aman Sandhu, Richard Taylor, Rebecca Wilcox and Brighton Upton Trust with details from Finlay’s publication.

The folio presents the programme as it emerged from a research residency supported by the Little Sparta Trust. The residency provided access to Ian Hamilton Finlay’s archives and his garden artwork Little Sparta.

The programme unfolds in the Poet’s Corner, a Victorian library in Glasgow’s city centre, which has fallen into disuse. The Dancers Inherit the Party folio can be viewed here.

The Dancers Inherit the Party was supported by the Little Sparta Trust

Images of Ian Hamilton Finlay’s The Dancers Inherit the Party published by Migrant Press, 1960 are reproduced here by courtesy of the Estate of Ian Hamilton Finlay