Good Till the Close

2 June 2023, Hebdomadar’s Room: 2pm-4.30pm
8 June 2023, Younger Hall Stewart Room: 11am-4pm (drop-in, EE2023 conference attendees only)

Good-till-the-Close (GTC): An order given to a futures broker that stays live until filled, or until the close of the market, whichever is sooner.

Two workshops created to accompany EE2023 Financing the Future, presented in collaboration with the Centre for Poetic Innovation. Designed and co-hosted by CEE’s Artist-in-Residence Rebecca Sharp, and Elodie Laügt (Centre for Poetic Innovation, School of Modern Languages).


Good Till The Close is a ‘fortune-telling’, poem-generating game with inbuilt obsolescence; a durational group performance with poetic intentions. The event has been designed in response to the themes of the EE2023 conference Financing the Future – with a focus on exploring ‘visions of and expectations for the future’, ‘relations of obligation and indebtedness’, and addressing the question ‘When should we prioritise investing in the distant future rather than focussing on the present?’


The workshop’s organisation draws from links between oil and financial forecasting, and the future-telling practice of tarot cards. It invites participants to play with ideas of currency: present action and future speculation; individual and collective action; what is known and unknown; hope and desire set alongside material, process and mechanism; scales of time and effect.


In each session, participants will be guided in the construction of a collective tarot reading, and a collective poem, with space given to both individual and group reflection. Individual poetic/creative responses are also welcomed as a result of the workshops.


Limited places are available for the workshop on 2 June: please email [email protected] (Elodie Laügt) to enquire.


Jun 02 2023


2:00 pm - 4:30 pm