Talks & Events
Dorine Van Meel
Book Launch: Some place of avoiding an animal
WED 27 MAY, 7PM £5/£3 CONC, CLORE STUDIO
"In rooms texts change; bodies and machines perform because rules are decided and broken
Rules are broken not language. Shifting things cannot be broken.
It is I is We is Amorphous
Amorphous is We is I is It
These texts are not voices they are scripts."
Artists and writers J.A. Harrington, Emma Bennett, Jesse Darling, Susanna Davies-Crook, Kati Kärki, Dorine van Meel, Claire Potter and Erica Scourti launch their collaboratively authored publication entitled Some Place of Avoiding an Animal with an evening of performative readings. The publication has been commissioned by the South London Gallery as part of the Nina Stewart Artist Residency of which Dorine van Meel is the fourth recipient.
The publication was initiated by a series of writing workshops led by guest artists Pil and Galia, Melissa Gordon and M. Dean. The writing was informed by a number of exercises, which were formulated during the course of the project. Starting with the wish to articulate their subjective positions through writing, the authors exchanged their own sentences amongst each other, thereby creating an ever more complex composition of merging voices, which challenged the idea of a simple, coherent and fixed subject.
At the event the final exercise will be performed to the audience, thereby temporarily completing the publication in seven different ways.
Van Meel’s solo exhibition Between the Dog and the Wolf is open in the SLG’s first floor galleries until 14 June 2015.
J.A. Harrington is a writer/artist based in London.
Emma Bennett is an artist working with speech and performance. She studied Performance Writing at Dartington College of Arts and is currently completing a PhD titled 'Verbal Slapstick' at Queen Mary, University of London.
Susanna Davies-Crook works predominantly in performance, workshops, video and text. She is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and the University of Leeds, and is currently in residence with #temporarycustodians.
Kati Kärki is an artist based in London who considers writing more a practice than a medium. She studied Fine Art at the Gerrit RietveldAcademie in Amsterdam and Art Writing at Goldsmiths in London.
Dorine van Meel is a video installation artist and the fourth recipient of the Nina Stewart Artist Residency at the South London gallery.
Claire Potter is an artist and writer from Merseyside. More information at: www.clairepotter.net
Erica Scourti is a London-based, Gringlish artist, whose work in text, video and performance has been shown internationally in institutions, galleries and festivals.