cloud canal: a workshop for writers, poets and photographers 

Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled due to budget restriction, we are hoping to organise another one soon with Theodoros!

Theodoros Chiotis

Theodoros Chiotis is a poet, translator and educator. He is the editor and translator of the anthology Futures: Poetry of the Greek Crisis (Penned in the Margins, 2015). Other publications include Screen (Paper Tigers Books, 2017; in collaboration with photographer Nikolas Ventourakis) and limit.less: towards an assembly of the sick (Litmus, 2017).


His work has appeared in Litmus, Datableed, Austerity Measures, Forward Book of Poetry 2017, 3:am, Adventures in Form, Shearsman, Otoliths, amongst others and has appeared widely at events and festivals in Greece, Germany, Croatia, UK, United States, Belgium and Cyprus.


Chiotis's project Mutualised Archives received the Dot Award by the Institute for the Future of Book and Bournemouth University; he has also been awarded a High Commendation from the Forward Prizes for Poetry in 2017. His artist book a dataset of one’s own was part of the exhibition Around My Room dedicated to Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own.

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In the context of the Except the Clouds exhibition, a pop-up workshop is going to be held on the 26th and 27th of October at the Offshoot Art Space.

Inspired by ongoing political, social and economic events, the two-day intensive workshop will bring together writers, poets and photographers with the express purpose of inspiring work that probes the current tumultuous sociopolitical climate. The workshop will traverse different languages, artistic practices and disciplines. The workshop led by poet Theodoros Chiotis through a series of bespoke collaborative exercises and tasks, presentations and discussion will investigate some of the ways words and images can supplement, augment, subvert or challenge one another. The workshop is not about learning new technical skills but is instead designed to enhance one’s own understanding of their artistic practice, their relationship with other artistic practices and other media. There are no formal restrictions regarding the artistic practices of the participants but the desire to experiment at the intersection of text and photographic image is essential for participation in this workshop.


Photographers, writers and poets are invited to submit an application to the following email with the subject line Cloud Canal.

The applications must be accompanied by a short biographical note (maximum 350 words) and a link to a website (if applicable). Please note that due to the busy schedule of this intensive workshop, there will not be enough time to process film.

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Offshoot Gallery and Studio Space
162 High Road
N2 9AS