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.
26 October 6–9pm
I will be performing a new text, ‘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. Places at the exhibition are limited. If you are interested in coming, please let me know and I will send venue details.
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).