Multidisciplinary writer, Joanna Walsh has published seven books with a recurring theme of women, voice and silence. Her aim is to produce texts with revolutionary forms and styles from which these voices can 'speak for themselves', blurring conventional notions of authorship and authority, to privilege collaboration and communal creation. Its two emblematic projects with this methodology are, Seed, an award-winning interactive digital narrative, and humbermouth.com, an online memory map, created with the people of Hull.
Winner of the Markievicz Award in 2020, Joanna use the grant to develop an AI to produce the first fully prosthetic cyborg novel. She would like CCI Paris to be the first venue to see the fruits of her project by offering a performance reading she will create based on the works produced.