Ryan Van Winkle and Dan Gorman – ViewMaster



Have an unexpected journey with ViewMaster by Ryan Van Winkle and Dan Gorman.


ViewMaster by Ryan Van Winkle and Dan Gorman

ViewMaster is a personal & poetic slideshow for your eyes and ears only. An imaginative leap to another country and a step back to the wonder of childhood.



Dan Gorman and Ryan Van Winkle have worked together on successlful audio and poetic collaborations for over a decade and have worked together throughout the world organising events and festivals. The duo first met while working in Edinburgh’s Forest Arts Collective which spawned the highly-lauded Forest Fringe. Both remain core members of The Forest and Gorman has gone on to run the Roxy Art House as well as becoming the Director of Reel Festivals – a Scottish charity dedicated to highlighting the role of art and culture in conflict areas. As an artist Gorman has performed in Berlin, Damascus, Edinburgh, Cluj Napolca and London. His work focuses on the utilisation of collected sounds in unexpected ways, layering ambient soundscapes from the familiar. He has released three full length LPs on Invisible Agent records and had music featured as soundtracks to AlJazeera documentaries.

Van Winkle is Poet in Residence at Edinburgh City Libraries following an extended run as the Scottish Poetry Library’s first even Reader in Residence. His poems have appeared in literary magazines and newspapers throughout the world including The American Poetry Review, The Prairie Schooner, New Writing Scotland, The Scotsman, Poetry New Zealand and more. In 2012 he was awarded a Robert Louis Stevenson fellowship which allowed him to live and work in France for a month. In 2013 he was named one of Cannongate’s ‘Future 40’ — a list of Scottish artists who may define the next four decades.

He is in demand internationally as a poet and performer and has recently concluded a tour which included a stint at the Melbourne Fringe Festival along with solo readings in Brisbane, Canberra and Singapore. Since the success of ‘Red, Like Our Room Used to Feel’ in 2012 he has performed the intimate one-to-one show at the Southbank Centre in London as well as the Battersea Arts Centre. He is currently developing projects with MacRoberts in Stirling, the Bookworm festival in Beijing and Counter Pulse in San Francisco. In 2013 he was invited to be a resident artist with Screen Bandita at the Battersea Arts Centre in London.

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