Upcoming Events, Readings, and Performances

Unwriting Lispector – Book, notebook & looped video projection. Emma Bolland, 2014



12 December 7.30 pm
No Matter at The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LE
Readings and performances from Emma Bolland, Nia Davies, and Rebecca Tamás. Nia Davies’s collections include of poems All fours (Bloodaxe Books, 2017). She is editor of the international quarterly magazine Poetry Wales. Rebecca Tamás‘s most recent pamphlet is Savage (Clinic Press, 2017). Rebecca was the winner of the 2016 Manchester Poetry Prize, and currently teaches creative writing and literature at Goldsmiths University and The University of East Anglia. Her first full collection, WITCH, will be published in 2019.



10 November 3–3.30 pm
Small Publishers, Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
The Gordian Projects Showcase: Helen Clarke and I will be discussing and performing our new Gordian pamphlet Sh! Flight!, an art writing / zaum poem collaborative score, and Imogen Reid will be reading from her new Gordian pamphlet publication Losing Track.

13 November 11–12.30 am
Experimental Audio Description at Leeds City Art Gallery, The Headrow, LS1 3AA
Emma Bolland, Matthew Bellwood, Vickie Orton, Peadar O’Dea, and Terry Simpson. Live performances of experimental audio descriptions to works in Leeds City Art Gallery’s permanent collection. Commissioned and curated by Gill Crawshaw. Blind and partially sighted people are particularly welcome at this event, which is free and open to all – sighted and visually impaired people, disabled and non-disabled people.
Places at the event are limited: please book here.

26 October 6–9pm
ibecamewhatisaw, Leeds

I will be performing a new text, ‘Möbius; or, the Poor Wee Monster’, commissioned by the musician and artist Kevin Lycett for his new solo exhibition in Leeds. Kevin is a founder member of the seminal punk band The Mekons, performing with both the current and original (Mekons 77) line-ups. The text performs a forgetting of in intervention into Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus (1818). Places at the event are limited. If you are interested in coming, please email via the contact me page and I will send venue details.

13 October 11am–5pm
Writing Photographs, Tate Modern, London
‘Writing Photographs will bring together artists, writers, curators and researchers, to present and discuss photography as an expanded practice. Building on London College of Communication’s reputation for research into conceptual photography, the day aims to counter traditional notions of image and text, adding a contemporary understanding of Writing Photographs through inter-medial constellations’.
As part of the day’s programme, the artist writer Helen Clarke and I will be performing our new collaborative art writing / zaum poem text Sh! fLight!, our response to the Tate Modern’s current exhibition Shape of Light: 100 years of photography and abstract art.

7 October 4–6pm
Shady Dealings with Language. The Magic City, 11 Halifax Road, Todmorden, West Yorkshire.
Emma Bolland, Alan Cunningham, Mira Mattar.
Shady Dealings with Language is a performance and publishing project programmed by artist writer Claire Potter. Alan Cunningham is a London based writer whose publications include Count from Zero to One Hundred (Penned in the Margins, 2013) Sovereign Invalid (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2018), and New Green Fool (coming 2019 from Gorse Editions). Mira Mattar is a London based writer and editor whose publications include ‘Never the Blade’, in Liberating the Canon, (Dostoyevsky Wannabe 2018). I will be reading extracts from Over, in, and Under (Forthcoming February 2019 from Dostoyevsky Wannabe), a novella length prose-poem experimental translation of Freud’s 1899 essay ‘Über Dekkerinnerungen’ (Screen memories).