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.
Rachel Lois Clapham
Karen Di Franco
Marianne Holm Hansen
Joy as Tiresome Vandalism
The Knives, Forks and Spoons Press
Freek Lomme/ Onomatopee
Marit Muenzberg/ LemonMelon
Press Free Press
Red Fox Press
Seekers of Lice
WRITING/EXHIBITION/PUBLICATION is curated by David Berridge. The event includes the FESTIVAL OF NEARLY INVISIBLE PUBLISHING, open for submissions throughout the month.
Fri 3rd September 6.30-9.30 OPENNING: WRITING/EXHIBITION/PUBLICATION
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-
THE FESTIVAL OF NEARLY INVISIBLE PUBLISHING meal by Mada Fabiancyk.