Nathanaël, The Middle Notebookes [extract]
Paul Antony Carr, Excerpts: Tadeusz & Gregory
Tamarin Norwood, The Locations of Six Domestic Figures
Maurice Carlin, Notes on The Self Publisher
Jill Magi, An extract from SLOT
Susan Thomson, THE AUTHOR OF UNUSUAL PAPERS
Matthew MacKisack, (A Comedy of) Danger
Stefan Riebel, somethings 07
Nico Vassilakis: Staring Appendix Part One
Neil Chapman, Memo Seven
Alison Ballance, Other Gardens – Version 12
2011 began with two e-chapooks, lilmp by seekers of lice and BULLETINS by Mary Yacoob. Later in the year came FOURTH THING by Fiona Templeton, as well as e-book versions of Other Gardens -Version 12 by Alison Ballance and Memo Seven by Neil Chapman. The year concluded with From the Occult Diary of Hosni Mubarak by Paolo Javier and Matt Jones.
I AM NOT A POET
Tamarin Norwood These Are Not Poems
Magdalen Chua’s Passages of Silence: Justified Right, Flushed Left
Peter Cant and Alex Eisenberg, Instructions/Constructions
Mary Paterson, Memory Exchange
Emma Cocker’s Close Reading (C.O.P.V, 1950)
seekers of lice Creamy Language
THREE WINDOW PIECES and a HAIKUISATION WORKSHOP by Gerry Smith
“Failing to Work on So Many Levels” : Gerry Smith at I AM NOT A POET
Recent talks, exhibitions and workshops have lead VerySmallKitchen to consider its relationships to teaching and pedagogy, how its explorations of writing, language and art practice can suggest and take place within a diverse array of learning situations…
This document is a draft that will be revised as appropriate over the coming months, as well as supplemented with other materials (book lists, essays, notes…).
The STUDIO project is also part of VerySmallKitchen’s residency at London’s X Marks the Bokship, which involves compiling an essay and bibliography on the use of scripts and scores in contemporary art writing, to be published in March 2012.
DEMOTIC ARCHIVES OF ART WRITING
Dick Higgins: What Are Legends: A Clarification
Guy de Cointet’s ACRCIT
Jerome Rothenberg curated a selection of poems and criticism on the influence of Robert Motherwell’s The Dada Painter and Poets anthology.
James Baldwin’s Stranger in the Village
Special Issue on the Occassion of the Richard Kostelanetz Bookstore at Kunstverein in Amsterdam.
KITCHEN ESSAYS include Small Ad Sweethearts of the Image Virus Do-Poetry, a survey of minimal poetries across writing and art practices, and Artists Talking at The Doubting Interface, on monologue, stand up, performance lecture and conversation in/as art practice.
A trip to Dublin to talk at the Art Criticism Now at The Lab, Dublin on 26th May was a great chance to begin to get a sense of ART WRITING IN DUBLIN: PUBLICATIONS/ EXHIBITIONS/ PROJECTS – of which the first issue of ALLOTROPE (below) was one example.
Linda Short’s article I AM HIDING IN A ROSE: SWEENEY REED & CONCRETE POETRY explored the exhibition Born to Concrete: The Heide Collection. at the Heide Museum of Modern Art in Victoria.
At the Talbot Rice Gallery in Edinburgh, Gerry Smith and nick e-melville curated THETEXTISTHETEXT, under the frame of “visual poetry vs text art exhibition match.”
The conversation between a poet and an artist at their first meeting was recorded. An extract from the transcription is presented: ‘So how would you where would you how would you describe what you what you do?’
In collaboration with Maintenant/3AM and Szépírók Társasága, VerySmallKitchen also will host a London visit by Márton Koppány from 28th March to April 1st 2012. Details of publication, exhibition and performance to follow. A dialogue with Márton is here.
Finally, VerySmallKitchen is excited to be part of A Pigeon, A Kichen and an Annexe: Alternative Sites of Publishing at Five Years Gallery in February, curated by Ladies of the Press, who have invited VerySmallKitchen, Pigeon and Annexe to work collaboratively on an exhibition. More info soon.
Seeds were put into place to grow. Now they are sitting in a room above a garden with a radio on hum hum hum. An Eye sighs and cherry picks and gets lazy. A nudge please – I want to be lost please please carry on, look harder…