In Uncategorized on August 15, 2010 at 8:41 am



Márton Koppány, The Secret, from Endgames (Otoliths, 2008)



Opening Event Friday 3rd September 6-9pm.

Exhibition/ reading room open every Fri-Sun 12-5, or by appointment.

See The Pigeon Wing website  for new additions and full program of events.

For their residency at The Pigeon Wing, VerySmallKitchen presents a month long exploration of how writing moves (or not) between the locations of WRITING/ EXHIBITION/ PUBLICATION.  Throughout September The Pigeon Wing will be both work space and exhibition,  with a program of exhibitions, readings, performances, research projects, libraries, and screenings, exploring an abundance of forms and practices at the interface of writing and art practices.  

Notes, essays, scripts, scores, propositions, live writings, scrawls, appropriations, assemblings and dissemblings, accretive structures and/or deletions,  are some of the strategies to be explored by a range of contemporary practitioners from the UK, Hungary, Ireland, the US and elsewhere. Throughout the exhibition, the gallery will also provide a focal point for the THE FESTIVAL OF NEARLY INVISIBLE PUBLISHING, a programme of self-organised events happening throughout the world, evidence of which are submitted to the gallery for archive and display.

The unfolding exhibition is organised around four key areas: WRITING LIVE, THE DEPARTMENT OF MICRO-POETICS, EXHIBITION/ PUBLICATION, and ASSEMBLING (the last presenting a remarkable exhibition-within-an-exhibition from Franticham/ Red Fox Press’s unique archive of rare assembling publications from 1970-2010).  Whilst many artists have created texts and installations specifically for the space, others will produce work that unfolds at each of the live events, whilst other scores and contractual arrangements unfold at times not publicly announced.  As part of Deptford X a final weekend will see artists working in the space leading up to a final performance event and feast. 

See the website for full timetable of events.  As well as opening and closing performance events, the schedule currently includes: Ignite and Reprise: Films by Matthew MacKissack; LemonMelon Publishing Seminar; DISSASSEMBLING CANNON by Phil Baber; Aphorism as Art Practice seminar; conversations with Simon Cutts and Francis van Maele; and month long writing residencies from Press Free Press, Julia Calver, Hammam Aldouri (assistanted by Helen Kaplinsky) and Tamarin Norwood.  

THE PIGEON WING also operates an open house/ reading room on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Individuals and groups whose work relates to the research topics of the exhibition are invited to present their work, join us for an informal conversation, come read and consult the library and other materials.  Projects unable to make it the gallery at these times, may submit materials online. Viewing by appointment outside these times. 


Hammam Aldouri

Phil Baber


Julia Calver

Maurice Carlin

Anne Charnock

Rachel Lois Clapham

Emma Cocker

Simon Cutts

Matt Dalby

James Davies

Sonia Dermience

Karen Di Franco

Marianne Holm Hansen

Sarah Jacobs

Joy as Tiresome Vandalism

The Knives, Forks and Spoons Press

Helen Kaplinsky

Mirja Koponen

Márton Koppány

Freek Lomme/ Onomatopee

Matthew MacKisack

Marit Muenzberg/ LemonMelon 

Tamarin Norwood

Pippa Koszerek

Mary Paterson

Press Free Press

Red Fox Press

Colin Sackett

Seekers of Lice 

Mary Yacoob

WRITING/EXHIBITION/PUBLICATION is curated by David Berridge.  The event includes the FESTIVAL OF NEARLY INVISIBLE PUBLISHING, open for submissions throughout the month. 



Performances by Julia Calver, Press Free Press, Helen Kaplinsky, Tamarin Norwood

Fri 17th September  7pm Matthew MacKisack: Initial and Reprise. Three films.  

Sun 19th  September 2pm Aphorism as Art Practice Sunday

Sat 25th September  2pm LemonMelon Publishing Seminar with Marit Muenzberg  and James Davies,  including Phil Baber’s performance DISASSEMBLING CANNON

Sat 2nd- Sun 3rd October LIVE WRITING

Artists in residence in the space throughout the weekend include  Matt Dalby, Rachel Lois Clapham, Marianne Holm Hansen, and Press Free Press.

Sun 3rd October  7pm closing meal/ performance event

Performances include Julia Calver, Matt Dalby, James Davies, Marianne Holm Hansen, Press Free Press, and Helen Kaplinksy. Plus- 


  1. […] WRITING/EXHIBITION/PUBLICATION began last night at The Pigeon Wing ,and the opening featured readings by Julia Calver, Tamarin Norwood, myself (reading a text by Helen Kaplinsky) and Press Free Press. Pippa Koszerek was also documenting the event in shorthand.  […]

  2. […] July 2010 I invited the Budapest based poet Márton Koppány to contribute to WRITING/EXHIBITION/PUBLICATION, a month long exhibition and residency project at The Pigeon Wing gallery in South London (3 Sep-3 […]

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