Unsettled By And Open To , Shady Dealings with Language, London
Sunday 6 July 2014, 4 – 8pm
Unsettled By And Open To
Shady Dealings with Language
Shady Dealings With Language is a touring guest-curated event around art writing programmed by Claire Potter.
Unsettled By and Open To is the second event in the Shady Dealings With Language series and takes place at X Marks the Bökship this Sunday. It has been devised and produced with writer and publisher David Berridge of VerySmallKitchen. It gestures toward research led arts practice and celebrates the emergent, unexpected and the unruly by inviting presentations from artist writers; Emma Bolland, Neil Chapman, Linda Stupart and Nathan Walker. Read more on the performers here: http://www.shadydealingswithlanguage.org/london
In her book Pure Means (Copy Press 2013), Yve Lomax considers the moment an action is somehow interrupted and the possibility of experiencing pure means arises – the very gesture of gesture. To illustrate, Lomax invites the reader to imagine an actor whose acting is doing everything to show the means of acting, and moreover, to show it is the means that are being shown. Pure Means demonstrates and explores these philosophical potentials through a poetry of terminology, ideas of subjectification and forms of government, and the figure of the author.
We too want our effect and affect tight together. We seek a writing that affirms the affective, the somatic, while accounting for the analytic, a writing that moves toward a true politic.
Copy Press, 2013
Format: 160mm x 215mm
Paperback Extent: 112pp
Photography: 6 B&W