Monday, 23 August 2010

Reading, Digging and Burying - Queen's Wood Exhibition

On Saturday 11th September I will be performing a ritual of reading, digging and burying in Queen's Wood, London. I will be reading from my writing on time, memory and loss - and using my bare hands to dig with.

Please join me at 5pm in the main clearing of Queen's Wood, from where the performance will begin.

A special pamphlet of texts, taken from my book 'Body' and used in my performance, will be available from an Honesty Box in the woods after the performance and also on Sunday 12th September.

(Click on image to view text at readable size)

My Reading, Digging and Burying performance is part of Cut Back, an exhibition of site specific and performance art, taking place in Queen's Wood on the weekend of 11th and 12th September, organized by Rekindle Arts. It features work by many different artists, which will be installed throughout the woods, come rain or shine!

Cut Back is open from noon til dusk on Saturday 11th September, and from 10am to dusk on Sunday 12th September. The private view is on Saturday from 4pm to Dusk.

Queen's Wood

Nearest tube: Highgate on the Northern Line.
Then a ten minute walk down Wood Lane, which becomes Queen's Wood Road and takes you alongside the wood. The exhibition is in the portion of the wood on your left hand side. Take any path into the wood and make your way to the main clearing for more information about the exhibition, and the start of my performance.

You can see the work I made for the 2008 Queen's Wood exhibition, 'Take a Walk in the Park' here. There are many pictures, in reverse chronology, of the Exercise Rizlas and the Pie Napkins in their pristine pre-wood condition, in their increasingly weathered and soggy state, and after having been dried out. Keep clicking through the pages to older posts - there's also a couple of short films of the napkins wafting in the breeze, caught on a bush...

'Dust' at Eastside Bookshop

'Dust' pamphlet (2nd edition 2010) is now being stocked by Eastside Bookshop on Brick Lane, London. Eastside specialise in local history, fiction and non fiction, amongst other things, and have an interesting range of London focussed books.

Eastside Bookshop
166 Brick Lane
E1 6RU
Phone: 020 7247 0216

'Dust' can still also be found at Housmans Bookshop and bookartbookshop: more information about 'Dust' and where to find it here.