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Darkness Visible

Poets Kayo Chingonyi, Emily Berry and George Szirtes share new poems written after spending time in total darkness.

Visual artist Sam Winston spent a week living in total darkness, recording the experience in a series of 'blind' drawings. He later invited three poets to undertake 'darkness residencies', asking them to write new work in response to the experience.

Paul Farley visits Sam's installation at the Southbank Centre to spend time in the dark himself, and to hear the resulting poems by Kayo Chingonyi, Emily Berry and George Szirtes.

Producer: Mair Bosworth.

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 23 Dec 2017 23:30