Saturday, 15 December 2012

We Are Enemies


I'd like to announce a new programme of events and publications that I'll be curating and launching over the next 12 months or so, supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, called the Enemies Project.

The Enemies project is a multifarious, multidisciplinary but essentially cogent programme of events and exhibitions that provide the grounding to comprehensively explore the notion of collaboration in a strictly contemporary, ‘active’ realm of poetry. When exploring what the medium of poetry can do with film and visual grammar, motion, sculpture, song, composition, music, sonic art, photography, paint, ink, graphic design, illustration, publishing etc… poetry will be presented not just as a monolithic mode with hard edges, but an immensely fluid medium that absorbs and is absorbed into that which gives it context and inspiration.

The Enemies project will include five publications, an exhibition, over a dozen readings and performances, three workshops, two screenings, over ten art / poetry organisations and well over one hundred poets, artists, musicians and performers, culminating in the publication of my selected collaborations with Penned in the Margins in September 2013.

On the website and listed below you can find details of the events that are confirmed to happen as of now, as well as details of the artists and poets involved in the various collaborations that make up Enemies, including work with Tim Atkins, Emanuella Amichai, David Berridge, Patrick Coyle, Frederic Forte, Tom Jenks, Pekko Kappi, Alexander Kell, David Kelly, Sarah Kelly, Anatol Knotek, Ben Morris, Eirikur Orn Norddahl, Tamarin Norwood, Matteo Patocchi, Claire Potter, Monika Rinck, Endre Ruset, Marcus Slease, Rob Thomas, Ryan Van Winkle, Philip Venables, Wenjing Wang and more to be announced

Events schedule:

Camarade IV
​– February 9th 2013 at the Rich Mix arts centre

Enemies in the North
​– March 30th at tba, Manchester

Enemigos: London to Mexico city
​– April in Mexico City
​​– May 11th in London, at the Rich Mix arts centre

Voiceworks & the Blue Touch Paper: Music & Poetry
- ​June 2013 in London

Enemies: Visual Art & Poetry
​– The Hardy Tree gallery, London: July 6th to 20th 2013

The Launch of Enemies
​– September 2013 London

Camarade V - one day festival
​– October 26th 2013 at the Rich Mix arts centre
​– November 2013 at tba

These are just the core events that formulate the Enemies project, but more will be added as the year goes by. Thanks go to Tom Chivers, Jon Opie, Shonagh Manson, Nathan Jones amongst many others. Hope to see you as the year unfurls.

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