The Green Text
laresa kosloff

The Green Text 2012
Collaboration with Andy Thomson
Live event held at the Partickhill Lawn Bowling Club as part of the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, 2012. Originally commissioned by ACCA for Art #2

laresa kosloff

The Green Text 2011
Collaboration with Andy Thomson
Live Event held at the Natimuk Lawn Bowling Club as part of Art #2, curated by the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in 2011

The Green Text 

Collaboration with Andy Thomson

The Green Text was an event-based artwork held at the Natimuk Lawn Bowling Club in rural Victoria in 2011, and at the Partickhill Lawn Bowling Club in Glasgow in 2012.

Andy Thomson and I created a scripted commentary between two ‘imaginary’ bowling experts, which was recorded and performed by actors. Audience members were invited to listen to this commentary on headphones whilst watching a live tournament of lawn bowls.

The characters in The Green Text discuss a fictional game of bowls whilst digressing through a wide range of topics, observations and musings on art, sport, life and the planets. The live event conflated an unfolding narrative with a recorded narrative, exploring strategies of observation, aestheticisation and framing in art, the metaphysical and poetical concepts of Aristotle, Post-colonial theory, the topic of ‘boredom’, and the social function of sporting events within a local community.


Acting credits: Dr. Lindsey Fisher Price played by Julia Zemiro (Australia) and Kari Corbet (Scotland). Patrick O’Leary played by Santo Cilauro (Australia), Alistair McLeod played by David Mullen (Scotland).

The Green Text 2011
HD video, 13: 28 duration


Andy Thomson and I filmed a competitive match held at the Natimuk Bowling Club and paired this footage with The Green Text audio file. The resulting video was screened at the Natimuk Town hall as part of Art#2 curated by ACCA. With special thanks to the Natimuk Bowling Club.