Denisa Nenova has invited Cliff Wright and me to join her for an artists’ discussion at Borders Bookshop on Charing Cross Road this evening.

Denisa is performing her new work Voicing the Silence, I’m presenting my text work Palomar Translations, and Cliff will demonstrate the way he teaches people to draw by seeing rather than thinking. In showing these three practices together we want to begin a discussion about pulling language away and keeping the stuff that’s left over.

We’ve been thinking about how an artwork or a practice can enable you to not understand, but without being overwhelmed by the glare of incomprehension. In my mind, this kind of happy incomprehension relates to the rich potential in the strangeness of a non-native language, and the possibility of learning to draw as though the world around us were an incomprehensible foreign language.

This is Cliff Wright, this is Denisa Nenova, this is me.

Voicing the Silence
Friday 19 June 2009
7:00 – 8:30 pm

Borders Bookshop
122 Charing Cross Road