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VerySmallKitchen‘s Art Writing Field Station returns tomorrow morning as part of the LECTURE HALL: FREE SCHOOL, a festival organized by Edward Dorrian/Five Years Gallery and The Ladies of the Press. More about the festival is here.
Tomorrow’s Field Station will include presentations by David Berridge, Marit Muenzberg, Tamarin Norwood, and Mary Paterson, along with live broadcast by Karen di Franco and the CONCRETE RADIO project.
More about tomorrow’s event is here, with three brief outlines below:
I might get to spend some time away from the computer screen today. I’m making folding paper equivalents of some texts and images of mine currently included in Writing Exhibitions: An Assembling, an e-publication compiled by David Berridge last year.
The publication has been selected as part of The Reading Room, a Berlin-based project curated by Dominique Hurth and Ciarán Walsh. The Reading Room focuses on “books, printed material, publications or magazines that are actively interrogating or reconsidering the textuality, materiality and context of their chosen medium: works by artists who use the concept of publication or book as a primary and independent mean of artistic production without serving purely the representation of earlier artworks or illustrating physical artworks.”
The plan is to rework the publication into an unbound folio featuring adapted versions of its original pdf pages from each contributor.
Every few months Thane Salon happens. I was at November’s event and presented an early run-through of Genuine Smiles along with Some Things You and I Will Do, the short text I wrote in October last year. Both pieces are now on the Thane Salon website, along with work from others who contributed on the night.
Just uploaded here is an audio recording from The Known Unknowns, a cycle of readings curated by Francesco Pedraglio in November 2009. The event was part of the Volatile Dispersal Festival of Art Writing at the Whitechapel Gallery.
Yesterday VerySmallKitchen announced my new publication:
Tamarin Norwood’s TEXT AS TOOLKIT: A Practical Handbook is the first in a series of e-chapbooks developed from the Art Writing Field Station.
Tamarin’s text was first devised as a presentation for the field station event at Five Years Gallery on 7th February 2009. As Tamarin observes in her introduction:
TEXT AS TOOLKIT proposes a methodology for reading and hence for writing. The purpose of this methodology is to identify and extract from texts certain metatextual tools that might be used to examine the practices and products of writing. Mining texts for their tools is a consciously interventional strategy that considers texts as provisional and active material participants in a cumulative art writing field. Read the rest of this entry »
In April Reading for Reading’s Sake is taking place at Islington Mill. It’s described as “a four-day event aimed at interrogating reading as a practice. Unlike a regular reading group, Reading for Reading’s Sake aims to explore the activity of reading, the situations in which we read, reading as a shared event, a private passion, concentration, interpretation, sound and voice, the symbolic and emotional value of the act.” Read the rest of this entry »