The DYNAMITE commission: Abi Palmer
Sabotage Reviews is thrilled to announce that the winner of this year’s DYNAMITE commission is Abi Palmer:
For the Saboteurs 2017, Abi Palmer brings you ‘Nobel’: an interactive poetry game based on the legacy of a man who spent his life both creating explosions, and trying to correct them.How will you look back on your own decisions in life? In this alternate reality, you are invited to step back in time and try your hand again…What could have been? Will you end up with a Nobel Prize? Or just another stick of dynamite?
A brief history of the DYNAMITE commission
In 2016, for the first time, we invited proposals from artists to create unique work at the Saboteur Awards. We received a number of high quality entries, and after much debate, we awarded the commission to poet and performance artist Sophie Fenella with a project titled ‘The Archive’. Sophie, along with poet Antosh Wojcik, wandered through the award in lab coats creating on-the spot poems from interviews with event attendees, there was also a collaborative poem created during the course of the evening. The year before ‘The Archive’, we invited the Ladies of the Press* to create a live print-version of the awards, including interviews, artwork, photographs, other texts, and the awards themselves. These were wonderful keepsakes for everyone attending.