In Uncategorized on May 4, 2010 at 6:36 am


'Y-The Black Issue' Issue, curated by Sonia Dermience, 2010.


VerySmallKitchen, in collaboration with Short Term Solutions, will hold a public conversation on connections of writing, exhibition and publication, with Sonia Dermience on Friday May 21st 7-9pm. 

The conversation will unfold from a consideration of ‘Y-The Black Issue’, a publication and exhibition project curated by Sonia Dermience /In residency at Far Away So Close, which she describes as follows:  

The exhibition Y is a decor, a mise-en-scène for action whilst the publication Y is a script for a project motivated by the desire to combat the darkness and cold. For the exhibition, which takes place in the context of a small seaside city, deserted in the winter by tourists, the artists assembled material to create a large scale installation. The publication Y is conceived as a collectively created artists book, a black and white reader in which the contributions overlap to mirror its process of creation. In pocket book form, it highlights the relationship between the curators, artists and designers through the gathering of fragments of conversations, poetry and images about SAD (seasonal affective disorder), melancholy, northern lights, weather, countryside, second residencies…

All welcome. The conversation will be a round table facilitated by David Berridge, Karen Di Franco,  Marit Muenzberg and Mary Paterson . 

This is a semi-public event at  the Short Term Solutions studio space in Bethnal Green. To reserve a place and receive directions please email David at

CURATOR BIO: Sonia Dermience (born 1971, lives in Brussels) founded Komplot in 2002, a curatorial collective concerned with nomadic creative practices, trends of specialisation and the infiltration of spaces. Projects such as ‘Vollevox’ or ‘Architecture of Survival’ explored new terrain in relation to objects, spaces, artists and the public.

She has conducted extensive research into post ’68 collaborative art practices in Belgium; organizing seminars and making two documentary films with Kosten Koper. This research is on-going with ‘Marcel’, a collective film and the itinerary exhibition, workshop and publication ‘Y-The Black Issue’. Komplot founded The Public School in Brussels, November 2009, in a joint venture with a residency program at Nadine. 

This conversation with Sonia is the first in an itinerant series by VerySmallKitchen exploring the relationships of writing, exhibition, and publication. The second will take place in Edinburgh in June at the TOTALKUNST gallery. Email for more information.

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