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 workspace and exhibition, offering space for a programme 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 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 further 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 (www.thepigeonwing.co.uk/events) for full timetable of events. As well as opening and closing performance events, the schedule currently includes: Ignite and Reprise: Films by Matthew MacKisack, LemonMelon Publishing Seminar, DISASSEMBLING CANNON by Phil Baber, Aphorism as Art Practice Study Afternoon, 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, details of which are attached below.
The Pigeon Wing also operates an open house/ reading room 12 – 5pm 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 and to 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 the specified opening times.